CPA Australia Maori Scholarships

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Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 August 2020

Applications must be received by 31 August 2019.

Length of award

Scholarships are effective from the date awarded and will be tenable for five years.

Number of awards offered

CPA Australia offers up to two scholarships annually for students of Māori descent.

Purpose of award

CPA Australia offers up to two scholarships
annually for students of Māori descent.
The scholarship will assist recipients to meet the
educational requirements needed to attain CPA
status. Scholarship recipients will be exempt from
all CPA Program subject fees and from the first
year’s membership fees as an Associate (ASA).

Selection criteria

To be eligible, applicants must provide evidence
that they have been recognised from Māori descent.

Applicants must be studying towards the
requirements to join CPA Australia as an ASA.
They must have completed a minimum of one year's study, and two subjects as part of a CPA-accredited course. To enrol in the CPA Program professional level applicants must hold as a minimum a New Zealand bachelor’s degree that is accredited by CPA Australia or an overseas bachelor’s degree that CPA Australia has assessed as being comparable to a New Zealand bachelor’s degree.
Applicants may need to complete additional
accredited units to meet ASA membership
Applicants can apply to join CPA Australia
before their tertiary results are finalised.
A list of accredited courses can be found at:

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Recipients would have to activate their Associate Membership and start the CPA Program
within five years of receiving the scholarship. Once they have activated their Associate
Membership, recipients will have six years to complete the CPA Program.

How do students apply?

Only applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and submit a complete application package will be
considered. Applicants must submit:
• evidence of recognition from Māori descent
a brief curriculum vitae
• a certified, itemised copy of their academic transcript showing subjects passed and grades
awarded, and the years in which they passed
if studies have been completed, a certified copy of their accredited bachelor degree that shows
the degree awarded, the name of the tertiary institution and the year the degree was awarded
• a written reference from a kaumātua in your Iwi
• a one-page statement detailing their planned professional career and the reasons for wanting
to be a CPA Australia memberTwo copies of the completed application form
must be sent to CPA Australia. One copy must
be emailed to
and another copy, with signatures and supporting
documentation, must be mailed to:
Rick Jones, Country Head
CPA Australia
Māori Scholarship
Level 16, HSBC House
1 Queen Street

Applications must be received by 31 August.
Regulations and Application Form
Scholarship Page

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The scholarships will be awarded each October to the best-qualified applicants based on their
tertiary academic results.
Award recipients will be announced in CPA Australia’s INTHEBLACK magazine. If you
do not want your name published advise the accreditation and research coordinator.


Decision makers

Scholarships will be awarded by the selection committee solely based on the applications
received. The chairperson of the selection committee will submit a brief report each year to the CPA Australia Board of Directors Decisions of the selection committee will be final.


History or background of award

CPA Australia provides scholarships and subsidies to assist members in need to undertake the CPA Program. Members completing CPA Program subjects for continuing professional development (CPD) purposes and non-members are not eligible.

Additional information

The scholarship does not require the recipient to render any service to the donor.

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

Rick Jones
Country Head
CPA Australia
CPA Australia, Māori Scholarship, Level 16, HSBC House, 1 Queen Street , Auckland 1010


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 June 2020.