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: 22 September 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

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

To be eligible for a Te Waiu O Aotearoa Trust Scholarship applicants must:
Be of Māori descent & Iwi registered
Be over 16 years of age, in last year of secondary school and preferably fluent in te reo Māori
Be attending a general business-related degree at a tertiary institution tertiary degree course in the following year (i.e. 2019)
Submit an application in writing by Friday 22 September 2018 including:
Personal and contact details (including whakapapa)
 A short summary of educational history
 A short personal statement outlining personal aspirations, reasons for study and projected outcomes including community involvement; and
A letter of support from their secondary school.
Applicants can download this information pack to help with preparing their application.
 

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?

 
 
Regulations

How and when do students learn of the decision?

21 August 2018 - Applications open 
22 September 2018 - Applications close
29 September 2018 - Applications reviewed by assessor panel 
6 October 2018 - Interviews held (if applicable) and selections made 
November 2018 - Applicants notified of application outcome (successful and unsuccessful) 
November 2018 - Successful applicants announced at school end of year awards presentations and listed on Westpac website
Early 2019 - Scholarship funds paid directly to educational institutes on receipt by the Trust of an invoice for 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 June 2019.