The Piki Ake Kake Ake Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 30 November 2022

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

Piki ake kake ake is a metaphorical term in te reo Māori that means to climb and to ascend. In the context of this scholarship, piki ake kake ake symbolises the hopes and aspirations of tangata whenua, by assisting four Māori students to excel in the disciplines of communication management, expressive arts, journalism, linguistics, marketing, media studies and public relations. The School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing and the School of English and Media Studies wish to assist and support Māori students to be successful.

Selection criteria

Applicants must be:
• of Māori descent and be registered in the University’s database as being of Māori descent
• enrolling for third-year full-time study in the Bachelor of Communication in the following academic year.

How do students apply?

Current students:
Log in to the student portal. Select the scholarships tab and choose ‘Make an application’.
Prospective students:
You must complete the admission process before you can apply for a scholarship. Read the section for Prospective students on our How to apply page.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The money is paid directly towards the recipients’ fees in the Bachelor of Communication.

Decision makers

The scholarships are awarded by the University Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of a selection panel. The selection panel consists of representatives from the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, and the School of English and Media Studies.

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

Massey University
Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand
0800 62 77 39


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.