Conference Scholarships for Teachers in Training

For the first time, ECC is offering scholarships to our annual conference. This year we are offering three scholarships to teachers currently studying either in: an accredited teacher training programme, or with a tertiary education provider (for the purpose of obtaining a higher degree in the education field, for ECE or primary teaching).

Why should you apply?

The conference is an opportunity to gain invaluable sector insight. You will have access to quality professional development, the opportunity to hear sector leaders discuss topical issues and network with both peers and professionals.

Application Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited teacher training programme or enrolled with a tertiary education provider for the purpose of obtaining a higher degree in the education field, for ECE or primary teaching (i.e. Bachelors of Education, Postgraduate Diploma of Education, Masters of Education etc)
  • A New Zealand citizen, resident or hold a valid work or study visa
  • Available to attend the ECC Conference in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) from the 21-22 of July 2023, for part or entirety of the weekend

How to Apply

Fill in the application form here. 

Applications close Monday 12 June at 5pm. Our ECC team will collectively choose three winners by Friday 16 of June. We will notify you of our decision via email. If you have any questions or queries regarding the application process please send an email to Nicole, our policy advisor at

Terms and Conditions

Each scholarship is for a two-day conference registration only. It does not include travel, accommodation or other incidental expenditure to attend the conference. Such additional expenditure is at the winner's own expense.

This scholarship cannot be transferred or another attendee or redeemed in cash. The scholarship will be forfeited in the event that the winner cannot attend.

One scholarship will be reserved for Māori/Pasifika applicants