Speech New Zealand and Geyser Community Foundation Scholarships

Applications for these scholarships open on 1 September and close on 1 November.

Applications for these scholarships are open to Rotorua and Taupo residents who want to enrol for Speech New Zealand examinations towards any of the following qualifications:

  • Associate of Speech New Zealand in Speech and Drama Performance
  • Associate of Speech New Zealand in Public Speaking and Communication Performance
  • Advanced Associate of Speech New Zealand in Speech and Drama Performance
  • Advanced Associate of Speech New Zealand in Speech and Drama Teaching
  • Advanced Associate of Speech New Zealand in Public Speaking and Communication Performance
  • Advanced Associate of Speech New Zealand in Public Speaking and Communication Teaching

The successful applicants will be awarded scholarships to cover the Speech New Zealand examination fees for the three modules of Associate of Speech New Zealand or the four theory papers of Advanced Associate of Speech New Zealand. The examination fee will be reimbursed on successful completion of each of the modules. Applicants who have received a scholarship and successfully completed the Associate of Speech New Zealand examinations will then be welcome to apply for a scholarship to completed Advanced Associate of Speech New Zealand.  The entry requirements for these examinations are available from Speech New Zealand.

Applicants who have already completed up to two modules towards Associate of Speech New Zealand are also eligible and will receive the examination fee for the modules that they have completed as well as for the modules they still have to complete. All payments of the scholarships will be made by direct credit to the scholarship holders' bank accounts.

Up to four scholarships are available each year.

The successful applicants will be required to be available for promotional interviews for the Geyser Community Foundation and for Speech New Zealand and information about their scholarships will be used in promotional material for the two organisations.

The successful candidates will be selected by a committee of the Board of Speech New Zealand.

How to apply

To apply for a scholarship, please send a letter to info@speechnz.co.nz giving:

  • your name and contact details including your email address
  • the name of your speech teacher and your school, if applicable
  • your performance in previous Speech New Zealand examinations
  • your career ambitions and the ways in which your speech training will help you.