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.

Maori Education Trust: Rona Scholarship

Provider: Maori Education Trust

Website:

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Value:

Value: $10,000

Closing date:

Next: 7 April 2017

Maori Education Trust: Tāwera Scholarship

Provider: Maori Education Trust

Website:

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Value:

$10,000

Closing date:

Next: 7 April 2017

4.30 pm, Friday, 7 Paenga - whāwhā (April) 2017.

Maori Education Trust: Whanui Scholarship

Provider: Maori Education Trust

Website:

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Value:

$10,000

Closing date:

Next: 7 April 2017

4.30 pm, Friday, 7 Paenga - whāwhā (April) 2017.

Waerenga East & West Incorporation

Provider: Deloitte

Website: http://www.ngatiwhakaue-eetb.org.nz/

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Value:

Dependent on applications received

Closing date:

Next: 28 April 2017

CLOSING DATE: 4:30pm Friday 28th April 2017

Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment - Tertiary Grant

Provider: Deloitte

Website: http://www.ngatiwhakaue-eetb.org.nz/

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Value:

Course Fees 'Only'

Closing date:

Next: 29 April 2017

Applications must be submitted by 4:30pm

Updated 1 Aug 2016