John Tapiata Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

$6,000 contribution towards fees

Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 November 2022

Applications close 1 November in the year preceding the award

Length of award

• The tenure of this scholarship is for one year.
• Current recipients may apply for renewal for up to a total of three years but must submit a new application by the closing date each year. Attachments and the reference statement are not required for renewal.

Number of awards offered

One

Purpose of award

To financially assist a student who has been accepted onto a certificate, diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme within Te Ara Poutama at AUT University.

Selection criteria

• Applicants must have been accepted onto full-time study for a certificate, diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme within Te Ara Poutama.
• Applicants must be NZ citizens or permanent residents.
• Applicants must request a referee’s statement supporting their leadership from a community leader, group, organisation or school.
 

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The recipient may hold additional non-tuition fee based scholarships with the approval of the Head of Department and the Scholarships Office.
Recipients will be expected to:
Attend all classes
Support Te Ara Poutama recruitment and marketing activities, if and when required.
Participate in supporting Te Ara Poutama students to access support services through familiarisation with AUT staff and services.

How do students apply?

Application for this scholarship is through the AUT on-line scholarship application system this will be available from September of the year of application. Applicants will be asked to upload:
• An official transcript of the applicant’s academic results in the current and preceding year unless the study was attempted through AUT.
• A 1,000 word typed essay in Te Reo Māori in referencing career paths, future goals and educational aspirations and leadership capability.
• Applicants will be asked to nominate through the online system one referee who can speak in support of the applicant’s leadership ability.
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How and when do students learn of the decision?

As soon as possible after the closing date

Decision makers

• The selection panel will consist of The Tumuaki (or nominee) and the Programme Leaders.
• No scholarship will be awarded upon any occasion if the panel is of the opinion that there is no applicant of sufficient merit applying for the award.

History or background of award

The John Tapiata Scholarship was established in 1992 to acknowledge the contribution of John Tapiata as the first Tumuaki of Te Ara Poutama and his passion for excellence and Te Reo Māori.

Additional information

This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other fees scholarship.

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

Auckland University of Technology
+64 9 921 9837
http://www.aut.ac.nz/scholarships
scholars@aut.ac.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 November 2021.