Te Mana o te Awa: Tertiary Scholarships A4

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What does the scholarship get me?

$3,000.00 each

Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 April 2020

1 April

Length of award

Scholarships are awarded for one year. However, the panel may, at its discretion, see fit to award scholarships over multiple years.
 

Number of awards offered

Four (4) undergraduate scholarships

Purpose of award

Te Mana o Te Awa Scholarships aim is to grow the collective expertise of Whanganui Iwi to contribute to and enhance the health and wellbeing of the Whanganui River (Te Awa Tupua) and Whanganui Iwi.
 

Selection criteria

ELIGIBILITY:
In addition to being descendants of Whanganui iwi,
applicants for this Scholarship are eligible if they are
pursuing a recognised tertiary qualification in one or more of
the following priority areas:
• Environmental Sciences
• Natural Resources
• Environmental Law
• Planning
• Accounting
• Business Management and Administration


CRITERIA:
The Selection Committee will award scholarships based on
the following criteria:
• Applications demonstrate the applicant is an outstanding
students and/or future leader
• Applications demonstrate the applicant is committed to
making a significant contribution to the health and well-
being of Te Awa Tupua and Whanganui iwi.
• Applicant ability to demonstrate how their qualifications
and/or research will enable them to contribute to the
health and well-being of Te Awa Tupua and Whanganui
iwi in the future.
• Applicant ability to describe the impact a Te Mana o Te
Awa Scholarship will have, if received.
• The application form submitted includes verified copies of
all requested information.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The Selection Committee will award scholarships based on the following criteria:
• Applications demonstrate the applicant is an outstanding students and/or future leader.
• Applications demonstrate the applicant is committed to making a significant contribution to the health and
wellbeing of Te Awa Tupua and Whanganui Iwi.
• Applicant ability to demonstrate how their qualifications and/or research will enable them to contribute to the
health and wellbeing of Te Awa Tupua and Whanganui Iwi in the future.
• The Applicant describes the impact a Te Mana o te Awa scholarship will have on them, if received.
• The application form submitted includes verified copies of all requested information.
 

How do students apply?

To apply for a Te Mana o Te Awa Scholarship please complete the application form, provide a CV and Personal Impact Statement, proof of enrolment and a verified copy of your Academic Transcript and send to:
tmota@ngatangatatiaki.co.nz
or post to Ngä Tängata Tiaki o Whanganui,
PO Box 544, Whanganui 4500.

All information must be received on the due date or bepost-dated.
 
Regulations and Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

On occasions where the scholarships are undersubscribed the scholarship selection panel will give considerations to applicants who may not be pursuing a qualification directly aligned to the priorities but meets the scholarship criteria. Applicants must also be available to participate on the Tira Hoe Waka or another agreed to Whanganui Wánanga and be prepared to agree to this as part of the terms and conditions, if awarded the Scholarship.

 

Decision makers

Successful scholarship recipients will be determined by the Te Mana o Te Awa Scholarships Committee.
The Scholarships Committee is comprised of experts in education, Whanganui Iwi whakapapa and tribal
development. Additional members may also be co-opted to the Scholarship Committee who have expertise in the focus areas
 

History or background of award

Te Mana o Te Awa Scholarships have been established to
assist uri of Whanganui iwi to excel in priority fields of study
in order to contribute to the technical, scientific, policy, legal,
governance and administrative capacity of the iwi in upholding
Te Mana o Te Awa. Ultimately, it is intended that Scholarship
recipients will contribute to the health and well-being of both
the Whanganui River (Te Awa Tupua) and Whanganui iwi.
 

Additional information

The most important aspect of the application is the Personal Impact Statement (maximum 1000 words). This is an opportunity for you to describe your commitment towards the health and wellbeing of Te Awa Tupua. It is important to ensure your Personal Impact Statement speaks to the criteria. Your Personal Impact Statement could talk about the mahi you do at your marae, and your aspirations for your hapü and Iwi. Your statement could also talk about your aspirations to better connect with the Awa, your marae, hapü and Iwi. Try to think about how your qualification will:
• enhance and protect the health and wellbeing of both Te Awa Tupua and Whanganui Iwi;
• grow and strengthen the principles, values, kawa, tikanga and mätauranga of Whanganui Iwi;
• support you to be involved in Whanganui Iwi in a primary role in planning, management and regulation; and will
benefit:
a.First, the environmental, cultural and spiritual health and wellbeing of Te Awa Tupua;
b. Secondly, the cultural, environmental, social, political and economic development of Whanganui Iwi; and
c. Ultimately, Aotearoa.
 

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

Hayden Turoa
Te Mana o Te Awa o Whanganui
P.O. Box 544, Whanganui 4540
+64 6 281 3408
http://www.ngatangatatiaki.co.nz
hayden@ngatangatatiaki.co.nz

Disclaimer

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 2019.