The Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board, Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust and the Ngāti Tūwharetoa Fisheries Charitable Trust remain strongly committed to supporting the learning and educational achievements of our people. We value education as a critical tool in our ongoing tribal development. Our education grants and scholarships provide support to our whānau to unlock their individual potential and grow our leaders of tomorrow.
Education Grant applications opened on 1 February 2023 and close 31 March 2023. This is part of an ongoing campaign to ensure our whānau have exactly what they need to apply and receive the grants and scholarships they are entitled to.
Applying for an education grant
Please take the time to read the information carefully and provide all the required information. The three trusts work together to fund and deliver grants for Early Childhood or Kōhanga Reo, Secondary NCEA, Tertiary, Special Needs, and Trade Training. You must be registered with one of these trusts to be eligible for an education grant.
The amount will be determined in May once all applications are received and processed.
Applying for a scholarship
The three trusts work together to fund and deliver a variety of scholarships for registered uri in tertiary education. The first offering is the Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust STEM Scholarship. This scholarship recognises the academic excellence of tertiary students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics studies.
STEM students registered with the Settlement Trust can apply.
The second is the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board and Ngāti Tūwharetoa Fisheries Charitable Trust scholarship. This scholarship recognises the academic excellence of students enrolled in year 2+ of their tertiary study. These are for anyone registered with the Trust Board or the Fisheries Charitable Trust.