Kā Pūtea Grants

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What does the scholarship get me?

$250 - 1st year of study $500 - 2nd and subsequent year(s) of study

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 August 2018

Applications must be submitted by 5pm.

Length of award

One Year. Pro-rata grant payments will apply for part-time applicants: $125 for the first year of application and $250 for 2nd and subsequent years of application.

Number of awards offered

One +

Purpose of award

In recognition of the applicant undertaking further study at the tertiary level and are not intended to defray the cost of studying or training.

Selection criteria

Applicants must be:
• Registered with Whakapapa Ngai Tahu
• EITHER undertaking a tertiary level course or undertaking an NZQA recognised course full-time or part-time** OR undertaking a Ngai Tahu approved course.
All applicants will be eligible for a grant provided that they meet the criteria aforementioned and provided that they have submitted the correct information and relevant documentation.
• Part-time study is classified as study that does not meet the above EFTS requirements for full-time study or the requirements for limited full-time study. If you are studying part-time for 32 weeks or longer or the course contains vocational components (as determined by TEC) this will be deemed to be studying part-time for the purposes of the Ka Putea process.
NOTE: Pro-rata grant payments apply for part-time applicants: $125 for the first year of study; $250 for subsequent years of application.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Successful General or Targeted Scholarship recipient may be asked to maintain ongoing contact, where possible, to his/her runanga and/or to undertake project work that relates to Ngai Tahu. The recipient may be invited to attend a special scholarship presentation hui at his/her runanga, at the corporate offices of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu or elsewhere within the Ngai Tahu rohe or to attend a
special taurahere gathering elsewhere.

How do students apply?

The Ka Putea Grants and Scholarship applications have now been combined into one Ka Putea application.
Required documentation:
• Proof of enrolment
• Verified bank deposit slip
• Evidence of previous years of study (if applicable)e.g. academic transcript
Application Form
Ngai Tahu Tertiary Awards Policy

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Payments is usually within 15 working days after all details are verified. Processing time will be affected if the application form has not been completed. Receipt of a grant does not affect the scholarship process.

Decision makers

Reciprocity Clause
General or Targeted scholarship recipients may be asked to link back, where possible, to their rūnanga and/or to undertake project work for Ngāi Tahu iwi.

History or background of award

Set up in 1998. Te Tapuae o Rehua develops ideas, study paths, projects and events which support Māori to achieve educational success.

Additional information

Information about Ka Putea is distributed through Te Panui Runaka to every whanau
registered with Whakapapa Ngai Tahu.

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

Kylie-Maria Solomon
Ngai Tahu Fund Programme Leader
Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu
PO Box 13 046, Christchurch 8141
0800 524 8248


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 June 2018.