2024 Theta Māori Education Trust Scholarship

Available to a full-time Undergraduate student studying towards a Bachelors Degree in Technology or Computer Science fields.

Applications must be received by Friday, 31 Haratua (May) 2024 - 4:00pm at the latest.

This scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students studying towards a Bachelors Degree in Technology or Computer Science fields. It has the potential to be awarded for a total of three (3) years based on how you meet eligibility criteria below.


The Theta Māori Education Trust Scholarship was created in partnership with Theta, a New Zealand owned and operated technology consultancy company. You can learn more about them here.

Internship Opportunity

There will be a preference for a student that is interested in intern work with Theta and potentially a graduate role with Theta (as mutually agreed). There is the opportunity for additional paid intern work for the scholarship recipient. This would be the opportunity to spend up to three weeks per annum in paid work with Theta during the holidays. Holiday work will be paid at the living wage (or mutually agreed rate), and some of the internship time would be used to contribute to our internal Te Ao Māori group.


Note that there could be the option of more holiday work too.

EligibilityApplicants must:

  1. be of New Zealand Māori descent; and actively involved in Marae and Te Ao Māori - and can demonstrate this
  2. be enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary institute in 2024 in an undergraduate degree in technology or computer sciences fields;
  3. be attending full-time study for the full year;
  4. be able to achieve a pass grade in all subjects every year of the scholarship to be eligible to continue to the subsequent year;
  5. be based in the Auckland region (preferred);
  6. submit the application and supporting documentation on time.

Supporting Information You need to provide:

  1. Whakapapa verification. This will need to be completed by a kaumātua or you may submit an Iwi registration confirmation letter.
  2. Enrolment Confirmation. This will need to prove that you're undertaking full-time study for the full year, and that this is your first year of study.
  3. NSN Number. This is your unique ID with the Ministry of Education which you can get from your tertiary institute or NZQA.
  4. Certified Academic Transcript from last year of study.
  5. Encoded bank deposit slip or bank verification of your bank account number.
  6. Curriculum Vitae.

Important Application Portal Information:

  1. Information will be saved automatically as you move from one page of the application to the next.
  2. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Make sure you click submit!
  3. If you meet scholarship criteria, you can apply for as many scholarships as you wish, however you can only be awarded one.
  4. You must advise the Māori Education Trust of any changes to your application (e.g. change of address or withdrawal from study). All changes must be advised in writing (email or post).
  5. All applicants (successful and unsuccessful) will be notified by October 2024 at the latest.
  6. If you cannot complete the application online, either contact the office for support (details below), or submit a hard-copy application to which all supporting documentation must be attached.
  7. Don’t forget, if you have any questions, you can contact us by email: info@maorieducation.org.nz.