Women In IT Scholarship

$3000 Scholarship Prize

About BizCover

Since 2008, BizCover has been proud to be the first online business insurance comparison sites in Australia and New Zealand – and arguably in the world.

We have gone to great lengths to simplify the process of purchasing insurance for small businesses by creating an online platform that allows you to instantly compare quotes, select and buy a policy tailored for your business, in a matter of minutes. Saving you time and money, so you can focus on what’s really important – running your business.

We offer a range of products from New Zealand’s leading insurers, including DUAL, AIG, and QBE. With the option to include Professional Indemnity, Public Liability, and Business Insurance, we will ensure you get the best cover for your business at the right price.

About the Scholarship

As our world becomes more digital and globalised, the need for IT workers is increasingly important. However, there is a shortage of women in technology roles in New Zealand.

BizCover seeks to support women in this field through the scholarship, which recognises the dedication of university students and encourages them to pursue a career in IT. To apply for the scholarship, applicants will need to answer the specified question (in ‘Entry Criteria’ below).

Entry Criteria

Application Question

In 1000 words, describe an IT-related project you have previously been involved in, or wish to pursue after university.

Who Can Apply?

Female final year undergraduate students that are currently studying in the following degrees (or the equivalence of these degrees)

  • Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Advanced Computing
  • Bachelor of Design Computing

Value and Duration

The Scholarship will reward the winner with a

once off payment of $NZD 3,000.

Applications Open: 12:01am, Wednesday 1 December 2021

Applications Closed: 11:59pm, Monday 28 February 2022

Scholarship Winner Announced: 10:00am, Monday 14 March 2022

Selection Criteria

Video interviews over Zoom will be conducted to decide the scholarship winners amongst all applicants.

Selection criteria:

1. Past involvement in IT related projects

2. Academic achievement at school

3. Characteristics and communication skills

Terms and Conditions

1. This scholarship is open to female students based in New Zealand only. 2. The scholarship applicant needs to be in her final year of tertiary education when the application is submitted. 3. The applicants may be required to show evidence of their course enrolment. 4. The applicants may be required to show transcripts and/or up-to-date subject marks. 5. Video interviews will be conducted to decide the scholarship winner based on a combination of past involvement in IT related projects, Academic achievement, Characteristics and communication skills. 6. BizCover office address: Level 4, The Ferry Building, 99 Quay Street Auckland 1010. 7. The $3,000 scholarship payment is a once-off payment after the scholarship is granted to the applicant. Each individual is eligible for one scholarship grant only. 8. Only applicants who meet the application criteria for the grant will be contacted by BizCover. 9. The applicants need to be a citizen or a permanent resident of New Zealand. 10. If unsuccessful, applicants can resubmit their application in the next round.

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