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Scholarships, grants and awards for Māori students

There are many scholarships, grants and awards available for Māori students, so it makes sense to do some research to find your best options. We can help you get started.

Where to find out about applying for scholarships

Three Māori students studying in the library

Many scholarships are listed online

If you're at secondary school, ask your school career adviser about scholarships, including those specifically for Māori. Otherwise, you can contact the student support services or the Māori liaison at universities or polytechnics you're interested in.

You could also approach iwi organisations, which may have information about scholarships and funding opportunities for Māori.

Find scholarships online

Useful websites for Māori scholarship information

StudySpy scholarships

Use the StudySpy website to explore scholarship opportunities in New Zealand.

givMe scholarships

Use the Generosity New Zealand givME platform to explore scholarships and grants.

You can use givME for free at:

  • Citizens Advice Bureaux
  • public libraries
  • selected secondary schools, universities and polytechnics
  • selected community centres.

Below are some givME database Māori scholarships. They are only a small selection of those listed.

Wairoa Waikaremoana Māori Trust Board Scholarships

Provider: Wairoa-Waikaremoana Maori Trust Board

Website:

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Value:

$500.00

Closing date:

Next: 14 March 2019

Apply before 14 March each year.

Nga Puhi Education Scholarships: Bachelor's Degree

Provider: Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi

Website: http://www.ngapuhi.iwi.nz/scholarships-and-funding.aspx

Read more

Value:

$1000 each

Closing date:

Next: 29 March 2019

by 5.00 pm on Friday, 29th March 2019.

Ngapuhi Education Scholarships: Pre-University/Tertiary Entry Certificate/Diploma

Provider: Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi

Website: http://www.ngapuhi.iwi.nz/scholarships-and-funding.aspx

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Value:

$500 each.

Closing date:

Next: 29 March 2019

by 5.00 pm on Friday, 29th March 2019.

Waikato-Tainui Tertiary Education Grant

Provider: Waikato Raupatu Lands Trust

Website: http://www.waikatotainui.com/

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Value:

Contribution towards tuition fees only

Closing date:

Next: 29 March 2019

close 29 March 2019 at 5pm.

Kaingaroa Timberlands Kaitiaki O Te Ngahere Scholarship

Provider: Timberlands Limited

Website: http://www.tll.co.nz/employment

Read more

Value:

Total tuition fees paid to approved institution.

Closing date:

Next: 31 March 2019

Applications close 31 March.

Updated 21 Dec 2018