Professor Michael Walker Scholarship for Māori and Pacific Students

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 30 June 2021

Length of award

1 year.

Number of awards offered

Up to 8

Purpose of award

The Scholarships also aim to encourage students into postgraduate study.

Selection criteria

The basis of selection will be:
* student in the final year of undergraduate degree;
* minimum GPA of 4.000 (B- average) in their previous year of study;
* demonstrated participation in the Tuakana programme;
* recommendation from Tuakana programme co-ordinator in area of study;
* intention to pursue a post-graduate degree.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The Scholarships may not be held concurrently with any other award or grant from the University of Auckland.

How do students apply?

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.
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How and when do students learn of the decision?

The Scholarships will be awarded to candidates who have paid the fees for full-time or part-time enrolment in a degree programme at the University of Auckland.

Decision makers

The Scholarships will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council upon the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Pro Vice Chancellor (Equity) or nominee, Pro Vice Chancellor (Māori) or nominee, Tuakana Equity Advisor, Tuakana Network Representative, Māori Equity Advisor and/or Pacific Equity Advisor.

History or background of award

The Scholarship was established in 2009 as the Tuākana Scholarships for Māori and Pacific Students to encourage Māori and Pacific students completing their final year of undergraduate study to enrol in postgraduate study. In 2018, the Scholarship was renamed the Professor Michael Walker Scholarship for Māori and Pacific Students to honour the contribution of Professor Walker, the founder of the Tuākana programme at the time of his retirement from the University of Auckland.

Additional information

There will be eight scholarships available - four each for Māori and Pacific students. The Scholarships will be paid in one lump sum. Part-time students will be paid on a pro-rata basis.

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

The Scholarship Office
The University of Auckland
+64 9 373 7599


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 December 2020.