Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Award

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 16 June 2021

16 June

Length of award

1 Year

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

Established through funding from The Zoological Society of San Diego, these awards look to support two students studying towards a Bachelor of Science. The scholarship will be put towards tuition fees.

Selection criteria

•    Applicants must be a registered member of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui.
•    Applicants must be studying towards a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Hons) at Victoria University of Wellington.
•    Applicants must be of Maori and/or Pasifika descent.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Scholarship recipients will be expected to be a part of the Āwhina programme for the following year, participating in the mentoring and outreach programme.
Students are asked to write a letter of appreciation upon accepting this scholarship.

How do students apply?

A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.

Decision makers

Selection will be made by a panel comprised of appropriate professional and academic staff, chaired by Te Rōpū Āwhina. Student applications will also be reviewed by Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui external Education Grant assessor before being awarded. 

History or background of award

In collaboration, Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui and Victoria University of Wellington look to support the next generation of scientist through the Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Science Award funded by The Zoological Society of San Diego. Two scholarships will be awarded annually by Te Rōpū Āwhina, the on-campus whanau support for Māori and Pasifika students within the Faculties of Science, Engineering, and Architecture and Design.

Additional information

A personal statement outlining how you meet the criteria for the scholarship is required as an upload in your application. 

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

The Scholarships Office
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
+64 4 463 5557


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 August 2020.