Opening up access to education: Rocket Lab scholarship applications now open

Applications for Rocket Lab’s 2019 tertiary scholarship are now open, offering New Zealand’s future innovators, scientists and engineers an opportunity to get a head-start in STEM careers.

Now in its third year, the annual Rocket Lab scholarship encourages students from the Māhia Peninsula and wider Wairoa District in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, to pursue tertiary study in science, technology, and engineering disciplines.

One outstanding undergraduate student will receive up to $5,000 per year for tertiary fees for up to four years of study – a total of up to $20,000. The recipient will also receive hands-on mentorship from Rocket Lab.

Rocket Lab scholars must have a strong connection to the Māhia and wider Wairoa District, demonstrate an interest in science, technology or engineering, and be involved in cultural, community or leadership activities.



  • Applications open Monday 29 July
  • Applications close 5pm Friday 30 August