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Please Note: You must be registered with either Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board, Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust or Ngāti Tūwharetoa Fisheries Charitable Trust to apply for this grant.
Please contact the office on +64 7 386 8832 for further details


This Education Scholarship is designed to support and promote academic success for tribal members as the future leaders of their whanau, their marae and their iwi. This scholarship recognises the academic excellence of students enrolled in tertiary study.

Criteria and details are as follows:

  1. Education scholarships are available to registered members who reside in Aotearoa New Zealand and are studying an NZQA approved course at the following tertiary institutes:
    • University or Whare Wānanga
    • Polytechnic or Technical Institute
    • Community College
  2. Education scholarships are available for full-time and part-time study. Applicants must:
    1. provide confirmation of their enrolment, fees and course information;
    2. provide a copy of their previous year's academic results including overall Grade Point Average (GPA) score;
    3. demonstrate how their study aligns to the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board's Ngā Ara Matua Strategy;
    4. demonstrate their current involvement with Ngāti Tūwharetoa marae, hapū and iwi; and
    5. demonstrate how their qualification will enable them to contribute to Ngāti Tūwharetoa marae, hapū and iwi.
  3. If your institute does not award grade passes, you must provide some equivalent evidence of academic excellence from your institution.
  4. Successful scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic performance and the calibre of the application.
  5. Successful scholarship recipients may be required to attend wānanga and participate in Tūwharetoa kaupapa.
  6. If an applicant withdraws from their course or papers prior to or after receiving the grant, they must notify the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board. If this does not occur, an applicant may not be eligible for further grants.
  7. Successful applications received by the 10th of each month will be paid at the end of the month. Payments will be made in March, April, May, and June. One payment per calendar year per person.
  8. Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board has the sole discretion to accept or decline any application.
  9. Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board reserves the right to use a successful applicant's name and other details for publicity and promotion purposes.

    For Postgraduate and PhD Applicants:

  10. Postgraduate and PhD students completing work by thesis (where grades are yet to be awarded) may be considered for scholarships.
  11. Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from their thesis supervisor which should include an overview of their thesis progress to date.

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*E.g. 1 Kiwi Street

*E.g. Tauhara (not City)

*E.g. Taupo

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*E.g. 1 Kiwi Street

*E.g. Tauhara

*E.g. Taupo

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Each scholarship category supports a Pou of our Mahere Rautaki Ngā Ara Matua (for more information please go to www.tuwharetoa.co.nz/our-work/). Successful recipients will be selected based on the alignment of their study with these Pou.


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IF APPROVED: You will be notified in writing or by email. Monies will be paid into the nominated bank account by direct credit.
IF DECLINED: You will be notified in writing or by email.

Postal Address: Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board, P.O. Box 87, Turangi 3353

Phone: +64 7 386 8832 | Email: education@tuwharetoa.co.nz | Website: www.tuwharetoa.co.nz

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