Undergraduate Scholarships


2018 Māori Scholarships

The 2019 scholarship round will open 19 Whiringa-ā-rangi (November) 2018.


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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