Indigenous Legends Scholarship

Maori & Pasifika Scholarship

What is the Indigenous Legends Scholarship?

Yoobee Colleges is proud to introduce the Indigenous Legends Scholarship, the scholarship will help to promote more Maori and Pasifika to pursue a career in the Creative Industry be it as a Graphic Designer, Animator, Game Developer or any of the roles that the industry offers.

All Yoobee Colleges will be offering one (1) scholarship per February 2020 intake.

  • Auckland Campus (Auckland CBD, North Shore, Manukau)
  • Rotorua Campus
  • Wellington Campus
  • Christchurch Campus


The Indigenous Legends Scholarship is a premier Maori and Pasifika scholarship, that supports high achieving Maori and Pasifika people that are looking at starting a career in the Creative Industries. It enables recipients to excel and is for those with strengths in these three key pillars:

1. Strong attachment to their culture
2. High academic achievement
3. Passion to create/design

Recipients will be supported during their studies with industry trained tutors as well as extensive support staff that have a lot of experience in their respective fields.


To be eligible for the Indigenous Legends Scholarship applicants must first meet all of the following requirements.

1. Be of Maori or Pasifika descent 
2. Be over the age of 16
3. Be a New Zealand citizen

The Selection Panel will also take into account the applicant’s willingness and ability to fully participate in, and contribute to, the Indigenous Legends programme.

What's the task?

We invite you to create for us a submission that has a traditional cultural element.

Your job is to think outside the square and submit a design, animation (hand-drawn or digital), short video or series of photographs.

Your submission must contain traditional cultural elements.

The scholarship entitles the winner to a fully-paid scholarship and entrance into a programme offered by Yoobee Colleges – a full year of tertiary study starting in February 2020.

The scholarship cannot be redeemed for cash or transferred to another person. Should the winners be eligible for their first year free under the FEES FREE policy, the scholarship will transfer to cover the second year of study at Yoobee Colleges.

What you need to do

  • Create your submission
  • Complete application and documentation
  • Tell us your story, your interest in our programme and why we should pick YOU
  • Find a reference (someone to tell us how awesome you are at your chosen field)

Download the booklet!

All entries must be submitted by 10 January 2020 @ 11.59pm

Any questions and submissions to

Interested in kicking off your career?

Our friendly course advisors can help with everything you need to know including an outline of study options, key information about enrolment, and all our campuses spread around New Zealand.