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Grant Application


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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 Tertiary Education Grant is designed to support and promote academic success for tribal members as the future leaders of their whānau, their marae and their iwi.

Criteria and details are as follows:

  1. Tertiary education grants support students enrolled in tertiary study.
  2. Tertiary education grants are available to registered members who reside in Aotearoa, New Zealand and who are studying an NZQA approved course at the following tertiary institutes:
    • University or Whare Wānanga
    • Polytechnic, Technical Institute or Community College
    • Apprenticeship training programme
  3. Tertiary education grants are available for full-time and part-time study.
  4. Applicants must provide confirmation of their enrolment, fees and course information.
  5. Grants in consecutive years will depend on academic record. Applications must pass a minimum of 50% of the previous year's course to be eligible for a grant.
  6. You may only apply for ONE grant per year, regardless of whether you are undertaking concurrent study (e.g. NCEA and tertiary study) in the same year.
  7. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  8. If an applicant withdraws from their course or subjects 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.
  9. Upon graduation, all grant recipients must provide the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board with a copy of their qualification.
  10. Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board has the sole discretion to accept or decline any application.
  11. Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board reserves the right to use a successful applicant's name and other details for publicity and promotion purposes.
  12. Applications will be processed from February to March.
  13. Any courses commencing after 1 July 2024 do not qualify for an Education Grant.
  14. Payments will be made in May.

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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, Tūrangi 3353

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