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 for Māori 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.

Māori Medium (Primary) Scholarships

Provider: Ministry of Education

Website: http://www.TeachNZ.govt.nz

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Value:

$10,000

Closing date:

Next: 14 June 2019

The 2019 TeachNZ Māori Medium Primary Scholarships will reopen on 6 May 2019.

Te Reo Maori (Secondary or Wharekura) Scholarships

Provider: Ministry of Education

Website: http://www.TeachNZ.govt.nz

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Value:

$10,000

Closing date:

Next: 14 June 2019

by 22 February 2019.

Te Pou: Training Grant

Provider: Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui

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

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Value:

Up to $2,000 (including GST) dependant upon qualification undertaken.

Closing date:

Next: 1 July 2019

HRC Māori Health Research Summer Studentships

Provider: Health Research Council of New Zealand

Website: http://www.hrc.govt.nz/funding-opportunities/maori-development#m%C4%81ori-health-research-summer-stu

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Value:

$5,000.

Closing date:

Next: 5 July 2019

Full applications - hard copy due at the HRC: 10 July 2019 - 5:00pm

First Foundation Scholarship

Provider: First Foundation

Website: http://firstfoundation.org.nz/

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Value:

$12,000

Closing date:

Next: 8 July 2019

Applications close Monday 8 July

Updated 21 Dec 2018