Professor Michael Walker Scholarship for Māori and Pacific Students
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- What does the scholarship get me?
- Length of award
- Number of awards offered
- Purpose of award
- Selection criteria
- What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
- How do students apply?
- How and when do students learn of the decision?
- Decision makers
- History or background of award
- Additional information
- For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact
What does the scholarship get me?
Closing dates for applications
Next: 30 June 2021
Length of award
Number of awards offered
Up to 8
Purpose of award
The Scholarships also aim to encourage students into postgraduate study.
The basis of selection will be:
* student in the final year of undergraduate degree;
* minimum GPA of 4.000 (B- average) in their previous year of study;
* demonstrated participation in the Tuakana programme;
* recommendation from Tuakana programme co-ordinator in area of study;
* intention to pursue a post-graduate degree.
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The Scholarships may not be held concurrently with any other award or grant from the University of Auckland.
How do students apply?
How and when do students learn of the decision?
The Scholarships will be awarded to candidates who have paid the fees for full-time or part-time enrolment in a degree programme at the University of Auckland.
The Scholarships will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council upon the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Pro Vice Chancellor (Equity) or nominee, Pro Vice Chancellor (Māori) or nominee, Tuakana Equity Advisor, Tuakana Network Representative, Māori Equity Advisor and/or Pacific Equity Advisor.
History or background of award
The Scholarship was established in 2009 as the Tuākana Scholarships for Māori and Pacific Students to encourage Māori and Pacific students completing their final year of undergraduate study to enrol in postgraduate study. In 2018, the Scholarship was renamed the Professor Michael Walker Scholarship for Māori and Pacific Students to honour the contribution of Professor Walker, the founder of the Tuākana programme at the time of his retirement from the University of Auckland.
There will be eight scholarships available - four each for Māori and Pacific students. The Scholarships will be paid in one lump sum. Part-time students will be paid on a pro-rata basis.
For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact
The Scholarship Office
The University of Auckland
+64 9 373 7599
Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in December 2020.