Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship (Māori Trustee)

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What does the scholarship get me?

Generally between $1,000 and $3,000.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 May 2021

Friday 1 May 2020

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered

Up to ten.

Purpose of award

Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarships aim to promote higher education among Māori.

Selection criteria

This scholarships are open to all Māori but in line with the Māori Soldiers Trust Act 1957, where practicable preference will be given to descendants of Māori World War 1 veterans. "Māori World War 1 veterans means a 'Māori's who has served overseas during World War 1 as a member of any of the armed forces of the Crown.'

Students may study any field. Selection considers the following:
* Academic record
* Demonstrated strong interest in Māori culture and language
* Evidence of involvement in cultural and/or community activities.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The successful candidates will be required to work hard at the agreed course of study, attend lectures, complete assignments by due date and sit required exams. It will be necessary to give Te Tumu Paeroa Office a copy of all examination results during the year. Unsatisfactory performance in any term may result in the scholarship instalments being withheld.

How do students apply?

Applications will be accepted for this scholarships from 1 January until 1 May each year.

You can download an application form from the website link provided below, or alternatively you can email your name and postal address to us and an application form will be posted to you.
Scholarship details
Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The Scholarship will be paid in two instalments upon evidence of results, and completion of the required assignment.

Decision makers

Māori Soldiers Trust Committee members.

History or background of award

Funding for the scholarship comes from Hereheretau Station which is near Wairoa and the major asset of the Māori Soldiers Trust which set up the fund. Te Tumu Paeroa is the organisation that supports the Māori Trustee to administer Hereheretau Station and the scholarships.

Additional information

The successful candidate will be required to complete an assignment for the Trust on a subject relevant to the Māori Soldiers Trust e.g. economics, business, farming, sciences, management, valuation, technology.

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

The Maori Soldiers Trust
Te Tumu Paeroa
PO Box 5038, Wellington 6145
(04) 803 2800


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 May 2020.