Kaingaroa Timberlands Kaitiaki O Te Ngahere Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

Total tuition fees paid to approved institution.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 March 2022

Applications close 31 March.

Length of award

Made annually to a fulltime tertiary student enrolled in a forestry related discipline.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The scholarship shall be awarded annually to only one person enrolled as a full-time student for tertiary study in a forest related discipline.

Selection criteria

The award shall be made to students: (a) With tribal affiliations to, and recommended in writing by, either;
I. the recognised iwi agencies with Treaty of Waitangi claims over Crown Forest Licence land to which KT holds the licence; and/or
II. the recognised iwi agencies, owning and/or responsible for managing, land returned through a successful Treaty of Waitangi claim to which KT has a formal relationship.
(b) who have preferably resided in the Central North Island and attended aSecondary School within that region for at least 2 years prior to the year in which application for the scholarship is made; and
(c) who have not attended a tertiary education institute on a full time basis in the past.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The Selection Committee shall shortlist applicants for the scholarship, conduct interviews with those applicants short-listed, and apply the following selection criteria: a) academic achievement, ability and financial circumstances (b) the likelihood of successful completion of the tertiary course, and (c) the likely benefits to the applicant, his/her whanau, and community.

How do students apply?

See links below for Regulations and Application form.
Application Form
Kaingaroa Timberlands kaitiaki o te Ngahere Scholarship

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Students will be notified as soon as is practical once the award is made. Funds are paid to the chosen learning institution on production of course generated fee invoices.

Decision makers

Award of the scholarship shall be granted by a Managing Director of TL on the recommendation of a selection committee, which committee shall comprise at least 3 of the following employees of TL:
(a) the Managing Director, (b) the Technical Manager, (c) the Tree Crop Manager,
(d) the Harvesting & Marketing Manager, e) the HR Advisor and/or, (f) the Forest Risk Manager.

History or background of award

The scholarship is offered by Kaingaroa Timberlands(KT) and managed on their behalf by Timberlands Limited (TL), shall be known as the “Kaingaroa Timberlands’ Kaitiaki o te Ngahere Scholarship”.

Additional information

TL shall offer the student awarded the scholarship paid vacation work during the tenure of the award, but the student shall be under no obligation to accept such offer of paid vacation work. Should the student not wish to take up the offer of such paid vacation work, s/he shall so notify TL within the time stipulated in any offer.

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

Belinda Bird
HR Advisor
Timberlands Limited
PO Box 1284, Rotorua 3040
(07) 343 1070
(07) 343 1071


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 April 2020.