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2019 Whanake – HERA Scholarship (Engineering - Structural or Mechanical)

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What does the scholarship get me?

$5,000 per annum

Closing dates for applications

Next: 26 April 2019

Applications must reach the Māori Education Trust by 4.30 pm, Friday, 26 Paenga-whāwhā (April) 2019.

Length of award

Four years (contingent upon recipient meeting scholarship conditions)

Number of awards offered

One (1)

Purpose of award

To further HERA’s aim to strengthen and extend their industry’s capacity, HERA is pleased to offer a scholarship targeted to a female Māori student in their first year of a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree (B.E ., or B.Eng).  The scholarship comprises an annual scholarship award of $5,000 and paid summer internship (with HERA) over four (4) years. 
The scholarship comprises an annual scholarship award of $5,000 and paid summer internship (with HERA) over four (4) years. 


Selection criteria

In order to be eligible for consideration, applicants must:
·           be of New Zealand Māori descent;
·           be enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary institute in 2019;
·           be attending full-time study for the full year;
·           meet the criteria for the scholarships applied for;
·           submit the application and supporting documentation on time.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

HERA’s team of researchers and key personnel aim to deliver a wide spectrum of research and development support for their member and work closely with universities and organisations to keep their members one step ahead.

How do students apply?

Applicants for the Whanake - HERA Scholarship (undergraduate) must:
     be in their first year of a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree;
     must meet the contracted scholarship conditions.

Ensure you attach the following documentation to your application:

¨   An encoded bank deposit slip or bank verification of your bank account number.
¨   A recent passport size photograph.
¨   A copy of your 2018 NCEA results.
¨   A copy of your Curriculum Vitae.


How and when do students learn of the decision?

HERA’s expertise in industry development, structural systems, welding and fabrication are focused on solving complex challenges in an ever changing environment – to keep New Zealand’s metal industry at the forefront of innovation.


Decision makers

HERA is keen for the scholarship to be a collaborative partnership, with the recipient acting as a role-model and mentor to young Māori considering a career in engineering

History or background of award

Established in 1978, the Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) was born out of a necessity to help its industry navigate its way through a testing industrial environment in the late 70’s.  And today, still continues this structure and approach as they come face to face with new challenges.

Additional information

This is a form of recurring scholarship therefore conditions will be placed on the award. Given the internship offered is Auckland-based, ideally the recipient will be enrolled in an Auckland tertiary institute.

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

Evelyn Newman
Maori Education Trust
PO Box 31213, Wellington 6142, New Zealand
(04) 586 7971


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 2019.