Paokahu Trust

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What does the scholarship get me?

$500 each

Closing dates for applications

Next: 15 March 2021

Apply before 15 March each year.

Length of award

Varies according to circumstances.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

Assistance is available to shareholders and their children.

Selection criteria

Grandparents can apply if they are the permanent caregivers
Whangai are eligible
Applications for students living and studying overseas will be considered
Full time studies are only accepted, except under special circumstances.
Shareholders applying can elect who is to receive the grant

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The tertiary provider does not have to sign the application form if the student attaches a copy of his/her course fees or acceptance letter for the year they are applying for assistance.

How do students apply?

Application Forms are only sent out once eligibility has been established. Application forms must be signed and returned by the closing date each year.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Applications aare viewed on an individual basis.

Decision makers

Two applications will be considered each year from a whanau trust. The whanau trustees will make the decision on who will be considered, not the administration staff.

History or background of award

Mangatu is a Maori Incorporation - a structure similar to a company but established to facilitate and promote the use and administration of Māori freehold land on behalf of the owners.

Additional information

Overseas students are eligible. Those not eligible are: children of executors of estates, step children and in laws.

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

Paokahu Trust
PO Box 420, Gisborne, New Zealand
(06) 867 1369 ext 29
(06) 867 9541


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 2020.