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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.

Matakahi Commercial Ngai Tahu Cadetships

Provider: Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

Website: https://mahi.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/

Read more

Value:

Up to $500 annual funding

Closing date:

Next: 4 April 2019

Matakahi Scholarship applications open on the 1 March and close on the 4 April 2019.

Ngai Tahu/Beca Scholarship

Provider: Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

Website: https://mahi.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/

Read more

Value:

For student support (please see below entry)

Closing date:

Next: 4 April 2019

Beca Scholarship applications open on the 1 March and close on the 4 April 2019.

Maori Education Trust: Frances Irwin Hunt Art Scholarships

Provider: Maori Education Trust

Website:

Read more

Value:

$3,500

Closing date:

Next: 5 April 2019

Applications close at 4.30 pm, Friday, 6 Paenga-whāwhā (April) 2018.

Maori Education Trust: Nicholas Irwin Hunt Scholarships

Provider: Maori Education Trust

Website:

Read more

Value:

$3,500

Closing date:

Next: 5 April 2019

Applications must be received by 4.30 pm, Friday, 5 Paenga-whāwhā (April) 2019.

Maori Education Trust: Norman Kirk Memorial Scholarships

Provider: Maori Education Trust

Website: http://www.maorieducation.org.nz/

Read more

Value:

$500

Closing date:

Next: 5 April 2019

Applications must be received by 4.30 pm, Friday, 5 Paenga-whāwhā (April) 2019.

Updated 21 Dec 2018