The WWLA scholarship programme provides annual scholarships to assist women studying law at Victoria University.


To be eligible, applicants will be full time undergraduate students who identify as a woman, studying at 200 level or above for their LLB at Victoria University. Students studying for their LLM may also be considered.


Selection is primarily on the basis of financial need. Factors such as each applicant’s commitment to study, family and community involvement will also be assessed. Secondary consideration will be given to academic achievement, although the successful students will have proven their ability to continue in the study of Law.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview with Victoria University’s Financial Support and Advice Office.


The Scholarships are tenable for one year, but previous recipients may apply for the Scholarship in subsequent years. The Scholarship is offered to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents only. Scholarship recipients may hold this and other awards simultaneously.


WWLA scholarships are currently managed through the Development Office of Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington.


Read more about how our scholarships make a difference to women in the law here: WWLA scholarships