Postgraduate Scholarships


2018 Māori Scholarships

The 2018 postgraduate scholarship round is now closed. The 2019 round will open Whiringa-ā-rangi (November) 2018.


Eric Hall McCormick Scholarship

Number of recipients: 01

$7,500

Available to a Māori student undertaking research at postgraduate level in a field which is of significant benefit to Māori. Preference will be given to a Māori student attending the University of Auckland.

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Pae Tawhiti Scholarship


PhD study  Number of recipients: 01

$25,000


Master's study  Number of recipients: 01

$10,000

These scholarships are available to Māori students with a record of proven academic excellence, demonstrated commitment to te ao Māori, undertaking Masters or PhD postgraduate study in a health related degree with a research focus on Hauora Māori. Study must be carried out in New Zealand. Preference will be given to those students of Ngāti Hauiti descent.

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Queen Elizabeth II Postgraduate Fellowship

Number of recipients: 01

$5,000

Available to a Māori or non-Māori graduate with excellent academic ability, who plans to research at postgraduate level, in a field that will be of benefit to Māori.This scholarship was created from the Queen Elizabeth II Postgraduate Fellowship of New Zealand Act 1963.

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Rangiriri and Mātene Te Whiwhi Winiata Scholarship

Number of recipients: 02

$5,000

Available to Māori graduates to enable them to complete postgraduate studies. Pre-requisite is completion of a master’s degree.

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Rose Hellaby Postgraduate Scholarship

Number of recipients: 02

$30,000

Available to Māori students with a record of proven academic excellence, undertaking Masters or PhD postgraduate study in the fields of engineering, mathematics, science, technology or medicine. Study can be carried out in New Zealand or overseas.

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Roy Watling Mitchell Prestigious Professions Scholarship

Number of recipients: 01

$5,000

Available to a Māori graduate with a record of academic excellence. Applicants must provide a reference from their supervisor/s regarding their research.This prestigious scholarship was established in 1991 and was the bequest of Roy Watling Mitchell of Wellington. His estate is managed by Perpetual Guardian.

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Sister Annie Henry Scholarship

Number of recipients: 01

$700

The Sister Annie Henry Trust was established in 1972 to assist in the education or training of any direct descendants of Reverend John Laughton, or students of Tūhoe descent. This scholarship is open to secondary, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Tī Maru Māori Trust Prestigious Scholarship

Number of recipients: 02

$5,000

Available to Māori graduates with a record of academic excellence. Applicants must provide a reference from their supervisor/s regarding their research.The Tī Maru Māori Trust was set up in 1967 as a perpetual charitable trust for the promotion and encouragement of the education of Māori.

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