Te Korowai o Ngāruahine Trust

Te Korowai o Ngāruahine Trust (Te Korowai) is the Post Settlement Governance Entity established in 2013 as part of the Ngāruahine Settlement process, and is the representative body for Ngāruahine iwi. Their office is based in Hāwera.

If you whakapapa to Ngāruahine, to be eligible for Ngāruahine scholarships make sure to register at the link below.

Iwi Website
For more information on the scholarship applications, iwi history and registration, visit their website.

Ngāruahine and their Trust have joined the MET Application Portal, and have scholarships available on there now! Find out more information below.

Available to a full-time Tertiary student who can Whakapapa to Ngāruahine

Applications must be received by Sunday, 4:30pm - 30 Paenga-whāwhā (April) 2023.


Applicants must:

  1. Be of New Zealand Māori descent; and actively involved in Marae and Te Ao Māori – and can demonstrate this
  2. Be of Ngāruahine descent.
  3. Be endorsed by a registered iwi member of Te Korowai o Ngāruahine Trust.
  4. Be attending an NZQA recognised tertiary programme, delivered in Aotearoa.
  5. Be at least 16 years of age

Applicants must be able to display:

  • Involvement in Ngāruahine.
  • Whanau involvement in Ngāruahine.
  • Alignment of programme and career aspirations with the Te Korowai vision, mission and strategic objectives.
  • Level of te reo Māori proficiency.
  • Their main activity for the past 12 months.

Supporting Information you need to provide:

  • Whakapapa verification: This will need to be completed by a kaumātua or you may submit an Iwi registration confirmation letter.
  • Enrolment Confirmation.
  • NSN Number. This is your unique ID with the Ministry of Education that you can get from your tertiary institute or NZQA.
  • Certified Academic Transcript from last year of study.
  • Encoded bank deposit slip or bank verification of your bank account number.
  • Curriculum Vitae.

Important Information:

  1. Information will be saved automatically as you move from one page of the application to the next.
  2. If you cannot complete the application on-line, either contact the office for support (details below), or submit a hard-copy application to which all supporting documentation must be attached.
  3. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  4. If you meet scholarship criteria, you can apply for as many scholarships as you wish, however you can only be awarded one.
  5. 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).
  6. All applicants (successful and unsuccessful) will be notified in writing within three months after the scholarship closing date.
  7. Don’t forget, if you have any questions, you can contact Ngāruahine by phone: +64 6 278 7411 or email: office@ngaruahine.iwi.nz.