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 can I find out about scholarship applications?

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.

What websites can I look at for scholarships?

Below are some of the main websites that list Māori scholarship information.

Give it a go! A surprising number of the scholarships available 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 givME database.

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Hautahi Kingi

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givME database of scholarships

givME is a searchable database of over 4,000 scholarships. You can enter in your details and the database will match you with possible scholarships you could apply for.

You can use givME for free at:

  • about 240 secondary schools
  • most universities and many polytechnics
  • public libraries
  • some community centres.

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

Maniapoto Maori Trust board: Graymont (NZ) Ltd. Scholarship

Provider: Maniapoto Maori Trust Board

Website: http://www.maniapoto.iwi.nz

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Value:

$1,000

Closing date:

Next: 5 May 2017

This opens on Friday 10th February 2017 and closes Friday 5th May 2017.

Maniapoto Maori Trust Board: Sister Grace Annual Scholarship

Provider: Maniapoto Maori Trust Board

Website: http://www.maniapoto.iwi.nz

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Value:

$5,000.00

Closing date:

Next: 5 May 2017

Applications open on Friday 10th February 2017 and close on Friday 5th May 2017.

Maniapoto Maori Trust Board: Tertiary grant

Provider: Maniapoto Maori Trust Board

Website: http://www.maniapoto.iwi.nz

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Value:

$150, $160. $500 respectively.

Closing date:

Next: 5 May 2017

Educational grants: Close Friday 5 May 2017

Tuaropaki and Waipapa Trusts Tertiary Education Grant

Provider: Tuaropaki Trust

Website: http://www.tuaropaki.com/home/

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Value:

Closing date:

Next: 29 May 2017

LIANZA Rua Mano Scholarship

Provider: LIANZA

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

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Value:

$1,000

Closing date:

Next: 30 May 2017

Entries for the LIANZA Rua Mano Scholarship close: 30 May.

Updated 1 Aug 2016