Westpac's Te Waiu O Aotearoa Trust scholarships

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What does the scholarship get me?

$5000 each

Closing dates for applications

Next: 2 February 2020

2 December 2019 - Applications open

Length of award

The scholarships will acknowledge diversity and leadership. The opportunity will be given to four Tane and Wāhine throughout Te Waka-a-Māui – the waka of Māui (South Island) and Te Ika-a-Māui - the fish of Māui (North Island).

Number of awards offered

Up to four Maori Recipients

Purpose of award

 

Selection criteria

The Trustees Panel will consider the applications according to the following criteria:
– Leadership at tertiary institute and in the community, and
– Involvement with Iwi, Hapū, Marae and wider Māori community, and
– Life and work experience, and
– Whakapapa with appropriate endorsement, and
– Confirmation of study details.
The opportunity will be given to up to four Tāne and Wāhine throughout Te Waka-a-Māui (South Island) and Te Ika-a-Māui (North Island). Scholarship awards are valued at a maximum of $5000 (including GST). All applications to the Trust will be assessed against the criteria set out above in accordance with the Trust Deed.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The scholarships will acknowledge diversity and leadership. The opportunity will be given to four Tane and Wāhine throughout Te Waka-a-Māui – the waka of Māui (South Island) and Te Ika-a-Māui - the fish of Māui (North Island).

 

How do students apply?

– Applicants can submit their application and supporting documentation by email to the Trust Secretariat, nicole.langford@westpac.co.nz
– Application entries must be received by midnight on Sunday, 2 February 2020.


To be eligible for a Te Waiu O Aotearoa Trust Scholarship applicants must:
– Be of Māori descent & Iwi registered, and
– Be enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary institute in 2020, and
– Be attending a general business-related degree; and in second or third year of study programme, and
– Be attending full-time study for the full year, and
– Preferably fluent in te Reo Māori (but not required), and
– Meet the criteria for the scholarships applied for, and
– Submit the application form and supporting documentation by midnight Sunday 2 February 2020.
 
 
Regulations and Application

How and when do students learn of the decision?

2 December 2019 - Applications open
– 2 February 2020 - Applications close
– 3 – 27 February 2020 - Applications reviewed by Trustees panel, interviews held (if applicable) and selections made.
– Around 28 February 2020 - Applicants notified of application outcome (successful and unsuccessful)
– March 2020 - Scholarship funds paid directly to educational institutes on receipt by the Trust of an appropriate GST invoice for relevant study-related costs.

Decision makers

The Trustees and Assessment Panel will consider the applications according to the following criteria:
Leadership at school and in the community
Life and work experience
Whakapapa with appropriate endorsement; and
Confirmation of study details (when the applicant knows).
 

History or background of award

Te Waiu O Aotearoa Trust was established to promote, develop, and provide for the education and advancement of Māori, within the banking and finance industry, and general business. 

Additional information

 

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

Tracey Walker
Director - Client Relationships Institutional Banking
Westpac New Zealand Limited
PO Box 934, Auckland 1140
09 3673396 ext Ext:66396
https://www.westpac.co.nz
tracey_walker@westpac.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 December 2019.