Mataawaka Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

Covers one year of tuition fees

Closing dates for applications

Next: 20 March 2020

Closing date: 20 March 2020 at 4pm

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The purpose of the Mataawaka scholarship is to encourage Māori students to succeed in tertiary education by removing financial barriers to study.
The scholarships also acknowledge the contribution students can make to their local community.

Selection criteria

Recipients of these four scholarships must be of New Zealand Māori decent,who do not have whakapapa to Kai Tahu.
You must be studying full time for the full year in a chosen programme at Otago Polytechnic.
You must be studying at the Otago campuses.
Candidates must meet the academic entry criteria for their chosen programme of study.If places on a course or programme are limited, normal selection criteria will apply.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

This Scholarship applies to Domestic students only.

How do students apply?

Please submit your completed application to:
Te Punaka Owheo
Otago Polytechnic
Private Bag 1910
Dunedin 9016

If you require more information please contact
Rebecca, phone: 0800 762 786 or by email:
Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The Mataawaka Scholarship is for payment of tuition feesfor one year of study at Otago Polytechnic.

Decision makers

Otago Polytechnic.

History or background of award

These scholarships are awarded to M¯aori students who whakapapa outside the Kai Tahu rohe who are studying at Otago Polytechnic.

Additional information

You must be residing in the Otago region and studying at the Otago campuses.

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

Tama Tuirirangi
Otago Polytechnic
Private Bag 1910, Dunedin 9054
0800 762 786


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 February 2020.