Ngati Whakaue - Tertiary Grant

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What does the scholarship get me?

The Board will fix the amount available for Tertiary Grants in the annual Budget

Closing dates for applications

Next: 30 April 2021

Applications will close at 4.30pm on Tuesday 30th April 2020

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

To provide individual tertiary grants to assist with tertiary education and encourage academic achievement.
To set out procedures for annual tertiary grant applications and checking processes.

Selection criteria

The Board will recognise only those applicants (including legally adopted children) who are Ngati Whakaue descendant of one of the original owners in Pukeroa Oruawhata Block (»view list of owners) OR descendant of one or more of the 6 koromatua o Ngati Whakaue (»view list of koromatua).  Whangai will be considered in terms of the Board's Whakapapa Policy (2015) No. 0611.

If you are NOT in your second year or higher of your programme of study you will NOT be eligible for a grant.

Grants are NOT available for FREE courses (i.e. programmes incurring no course fee).

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Students (who are new to the system from 2016) are to state their connection to one of Ngati Whakaue Marae as listed (click here to view) and to obtain the signature of one of the Marae trustees.

How do students apply?

IMPORTANT:  COVID-19    As a result of the current situation:
i.  New applicants (who are required to obtain Whakapapa and Marae verification) will have difficulty obtaining this.  In this instance, please provide your supporting  papers including your whakapapa sheet (even if not verified) and we will contact you during processing of applications if required.  
If possible, your kaumatua, kuia or senior whanau member could write your correct whakapapa on a sheet of paper in the format required in NWEE whakapapa sheet (stating Tupuna or Koromatua as applicable) signed as correct, and send a photo to you which can then be included in your supporting papers.
ii. Applicants are not required to have supporting documents certified as correct copies as you will be unable to contact JPs etc.
ii. As you will be unable to deliver your documents to our office, please either post, or applicants may email (**without penalty) their supporting papers [AS ONE PDF DOCUMENT PLEASE], to 

Application can ONLY be made by completing the ONLINE form.
You will only need to register ONCE.  If you have received (been approved) for a grant since 2012 your details remain in the system - you must re-use your existing login/registration to apply for all NWEE online tertiary or postgraduate grants, or to update your personal details (e.g. bank account).

Ensure your supporting papers are in our office prior to the closing date -  this will also assist with timely processing of grants.
Avoid the last minute rush and mail delays.

Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Applicants must be in their 2nd year or subsequent (equivalent to Year 2 or higher) in their current programme of study.

Decision makers

Education subcommittee

History or background of award

These awards are provided by the Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board (The Board), which is a statutory body with charitable status. The Endowment was established in1880 as a free gift by the people of Ngati Whakaue for the purposes of secondary education in Rotorua.

Additional information

Certificates (equivalent to 1 year or less study, whether full time or part time over 2 years) are not eligible for grants.

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

The Ngati Whakaue Trust
PO Box 12015, Rotorua, New Zealand
(09) 309 8900
(09) 309 0770


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 May 2020.