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:
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
Education scholarships are available for full-time and part-time study. Applicants must:
- provide confirmation of their enrolment, fees and course information;
- provide a copy of their previous year's academic results including overall Grade Point Average (GPA) score;
- demonstrate how their study aligns to the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board's Ngā Ara Matua Strategy;
- demonstrate their current involvement with Ngāti Tūwharetoa marae, hapū and iwi; and
- demonstrate how their qualification will enable them to contribute to Ngāti Tūwharetoa marae, hapū and iwi.
- If your institute does not award grade passes, you must provide some equivalent evidence of academic excellence from your institution.
- Successful scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic performance and the calibre of the application.
- Successful scholarship recipients may be required to attend wānanga and participate in Tūwharetoa kaupapa.
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.
- 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.
- Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board has the sole discretion to accept or decline any application.
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:
- Postgraduate and PhD students completing work by thesis (where grades are yet to be awarded) may be considered for scholarships.
- Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from their thesis supervisor which should include an overview of their thesis progress to date.