Undergraduate Scholarships


2018 Māori Scholarships

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

Suzanne Spencer Memorial Māori Scholarship

Number of recipients: 01

$6,000

Suzanne Spencer, a wāhine Māori was the first deputy chair of NKMoA. She was a Chartered Accountant with Polson Higgs. Suzanne was an integral member of a team who helped to establish and build NKMoA through strong leadership and visionary thinking. This scholarship is specifically for wāhine Māori who have a clear focus on achivement not just for themselves, but for their whānau and the community. The recipient will need to demonstrate how they have contributed to their community and how they, as a proud wāhine toa can contribute to the holistic wellbeing of Māori through strong leadership and visionary thinking.The successful recipient of the Suzanne Spencer Memorial Māori Scholarship will receive $6,000 over a two year period and have access to the NKMoA network of employers at the student evening at the Hui a Tau. They will also be provided with the opportunity to have a mentor from the NKMoA network to assist them with their career aspirations.

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Ngā Raumanako Māori Scholarship

Number of recipients: 01

$5,000

The Ngā Raumanako Māori Scholarship is for Māori tauira who have a passion for accounting. The recipient will need to clearly articulate how this scholarship will help them to achieve their aspirations in the accounting field and how these can contribute to the economic and financial well-being of Māori.The successful recipient of the Ngā Raumanako Māori Scholarship will receive $5,000 over a two year period as well as the opportunity to gain an internship with one of the Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa network partners.The internship opportunity will allow the recipient to gain valuable practical experience within an accounting environment. They will learn new skills and build their confidence and gain industry knowledge and experience from a team of experienced accounting professionals. This will give them great insight in to the career pathway and opportunities for a Māori Accountant.

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Frances Irwin Hunt Art Scholarships

Number of recipients: 06

$3,500

Available to full-time Māori undergraduate students studying in the fields of Performing or Cultural Arts at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute. Priority will be given to students with leadership skills and academic merit.

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Nicholas Irwin Hunt Writing Scholarship

Number of recipients: 03

$3,500

Available to full-time Māori undergraduate writers (preference to those studying in the field of journalism). Priority will be given to students with leadership skills, proven writing ability and academic merit.

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Norman Kirk Memorial Scholarship

Number of recipients: 20

$500

Available to full-time Māori undergraduate students studying at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute. Priority will be given to students with demonstrated financial need and academic merit. The Norman Kirk Memorial Trust was established in 1976 to commemorate the life of the late Rt Hon Norman Kirk, Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1972 to 1974. It is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs and a Board of Trustees.

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Regina Rudland Memorial Scholarship

Number of recipients: 01

$500

Available to a full-time Māori student of Ngāti Porou descent, undertaking study in the field of Agriculture or Apiculture at Level 3 or higher. Priority will be given to those with demonstrated financial need. Certificates and Diplomas may include, but not be restricted to, the following:

  • Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Farming in Dairy (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Equine (Level 3)
  • National Certificate in Farming Skills (Level 3)
  • National Certificate in Equine (Stable) (Level 3)
  • National Certificate in Agriculture in Animal Feeding & Pastures (Level 3)
  • National Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4)
  • Diploma in Agriculture (Level 5)
  • Diploma in Dairy Management (Level 5)
  • Diploma for Rural Veterinary Technicians (Level 5)
  • Diploma in Farm Management (Level 6)

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Rose Hellaby Bursaries Scholarship

Number of recipients: 30

$1,000

Available to Māori undergraduate students studying in the scientific, mathematical or technical fields. Priority will be given to students with academic merit and leadership skills.

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Roy Watling Mitchell Bursaries Scholarship

Number of recipients: 24

$1,000

Available to first-year Māori undergraduate students who attended secondary school as a Year 13 student in 2017. Priority will be given to students with academic merit and financial need.

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Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship

Number of recipients: 01

$1,000

Available to a full-time Māori undergraduate student studying at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute, who attended Ngata Memorial College as a Year 13 student in 2017. Priority will be given to a student with academic merit.

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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 Scholarship

Number of recipients: 03

$5,000

Available to full-time Māori undergraduate students enrolled in their final year of study at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute. Priority will be given to students with academic merit. 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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