J H Mitchell Takitimu Memorial Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

$800 minimum value per year. (May be split among more than one person.)

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 October 2022

Applications close on 31 October each year.

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered

May be awarded to more than one person.

Purpose of award

To provide financial assistance with tertiary study for Māori students currently enrolled at Wairoa College.

Selection criteria

Applicants must be proceeding on to a recognised tertiary programme.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Before the scholarship can be uplifted, the successful applicant(s) must provide the Wairoa College Financial Controller with proof of enrolment at a tertiary institution. At the mid-year point in their course, recipient(s) are requested to produce a report outlining the benefit gained so far from their tertiary study.

How do students apply?

Applicants must write a letter of application which together with their CV must be in the hands of the Year 13 Dean by 31 October.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Successful applicants are notified by letter late November/early December.

Decision makers

The decision is made by the scholarship committee of Wairoa College comprising the Principal, Year 13 Dean, Board of Trustees Chairperson, a representative of the Wairoa District Council and a representative of the J H Mitchell Takitimu Memorial Scholarship Trust Committee.

History or background of award

This scholarship has been made possible through the trust fund established from the proceeds of the sale of the book 'Takitimu', written by J H Mitchell. The trust is administered by the J H Mitchell Takitimu Memorial Scholarship Trust committee.

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

The Executive Officer
Wairoa College
Lucknow Street, Wairoa, New Zealand
(06) 838 8303 ext 702
(06) 838 8689


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 March 2022.