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Tuaropaki Trust Tertiary Scholarship Grant

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What does the scholarship get me?

For Study Assistance.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 18 May 2020

Applications open 24 January 2020 and close 18 May 2020.

Length of award

Up to 3 years, as long as they remain enrolled and in pursuit of their qualification.

Number of awards offered

One and more as decided annually.

Purpose of award

Tuaropaki Trust have a policy to pay education grants to beneficial owners and their descendants who whakapapa to Tuaropaki Trust, studying at tertiary level only.

Selection criteria

Must be a registered owner, registered Whanau Trust, of Tuaropaki Trust.
Direct Descendants of current registered owners and Whanau Trusts are also eligible; provided that the registered owner, or whanau trust administrator endorses the Application.

For fee based NZQA approved course and Tertiary InstitutionFor fee based NZQA approved Tertiary Institutions and courses of study in following areas:
* Science (Geology/Geothermal, Engineering, Horticulture, Agriculture)
* Business Studies/Commerce (Economics, Finance, Law, Communications)
* Māori (Language, Culture, Development)

Preference is shown to students that are studying in an area directly related to Tuaropaki's business operations.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Successful applicants will be required to successfully complete/pass enrolled papers each year. Copies of academic transcripts will be required as Milestone Reports.

How do students apply?

First time users will need to create a username and password to register and complete a personal profile. Please make a note of this information as you can login each time to update your details and each year to reapply.

Tertiary Grants are provided for applicants who are a current Tuaropaki E owner or descend from a current Tuaropaki E owner and, who are enrolled in a fee based NZQA approved course and Institution. Owners (or their descendants) who live overseas can also apply – the course and Institution must be approved by the Government of the country in which the study takes place. Applications for free or zero scheme courses are not eligible.

A limited number of Scholarships are offered in the areas of our business operations.
* Science (Geology/Geothermal, Engineering, Horticulture, Agriculture) 
* Business Studies/Commerce (Economics, Finance, Law, Communications)
* Māori (Language, Culture, Development)

Successful Scholarship recipients will receive a grant every year for identified period of the course, subject to the successful completion and passing of courses each year and current enrolment in pursuit of the qualification initially applied for. The Scholarship is in addition to the Tertiary Grant.

A current CV is requested as part of your 2018 tertiary/scholarship applications. We are currently developing our Internship and Scholarship database and your CV will assist when considering candidates.

For more information about Education Grants please contact:
The Owner Services Manager
Tuaropaki Trust
Phone:  +64 7 376 2500
Online Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

A current CV is requested as we are developing a internship and scholarship database and your CV will assist when considering candidates.

Decision makers


History or background of award

Tuaropaki is an Ahu Whenua Trust established by the Māori Land Court under the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act (1993). The Trust Order requires the Trustees to administer the Tuaropaki E lands for the benefit of the beneficial owners.

Additional information

Former recipients may apply for another scholarship, but preference will be given to new applicants and to previous applicants that are studying for a different qualification.

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

Tuaropaki Trust
PO Box 441 , Taupo 3351
(07) 376 2500


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 March 2020.