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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.

Who can I talk to about scholarship applications?

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 also have information about scholarships and funding opportunities for Māori.

BreakOut database of scholarships

BreakOut is a searchable database of over 3,800 scholarships. You can enter in your details and the database will match you with possible scholarships you could apply for.

You can use BreakOut for free at:

  • over 200 secondary schools
  • most universities and many polytechnics
  • public libraries
  • Citizens Advice Bureaux
  • some community centres.

Below are some BreakOut database Māori scholarships. They are only a small selection of those listed in the database.

Canterbury DHB Maori Pacific Health Scholarship

Provider: He Oranga Pounamu

Website: http://www.hop.org.nz/?s=scholarships

Read more

Value:

Annual Course Fee.

Closing date:

Applications closed 7 June. .

Creative NZ - Manu Pirere Awards

Provider: Creative New Zealand

Website: http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/en/getting-funded/find-funding-opportunities

Read more

Value:

$4000.00 each.

Closing date:

Applications closed 28 March.

Henry Rongomau Bennett Foundation Maori Leadership in Health

Provider: Te Rau Matatini

Website: http://www.matatini.co.nz/

Read more

Value:

see 'Additional Information'.

Closing date:

Applications closed 20th January.

Hoe Tahi Addiction and Methamphetamine Scholarships

Provider: Te Rau Matatini

Website: http://www.matatini.co.nz/

Read more

Value:

Refer to Funder .

Closing date:

Applications closed 20th January.

Kaingaroa Timberlands Kaitiaki O Te Ngahere Scholarship

Provider: Timberlands Limited

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

Read more

Value:

Course fees for duration of scholarship.

Closing date:

Applications closed 21 February.

Hautahi Kingi

"Give it a go! There is a surprising number of scholarships available that don't have any applicants, because a lot of people think they haven't got a chance. A good way to find out about scholarships is the career adviser at school or the BreakOut database."

Hautahi Kingi, Scholarship Student

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