Ngati Manawa Iwi Education Scholarship (Academic - 3 Years)

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What does the scholarship get me?

$15,000 -$5000 per year for three years

Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 July 2018

Length of award

Three year tenure. Successful students must maintain a B+ average

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

This scholarship is offered to a top academic student who is exhibiting early signs of strong, ethical leadership, and being a positive a role model and future iwi leader.

Selection criteria

• Be a registered beneficiary of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Manawa, Murupara.
• Be an enrolled fulltime student of Victoria University of Wellington.
• School Leavers will need a minimum NCEA rank score of 240 (obtained from study in Year 12) to qualify for consideration. This is equivalent to a CIE rank score of 300 or an IB predicted score of 32. Current Victoria students will require a B+ average,
• Display a positive contribution in other areas of university, community or iwi life. For example, taking up leadership roles, in sport, business and innovation, cultural, music and the arts, the environment and te reo Māori, mātauranga Māori me ōna ahuatanga katoa.)
• Successful students must maintain a B+ average.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The scholarship will be paid in 2 instalments each year and cease should a student end full time study.

Scholarship recipients are strongly encouraged to contribute positively to the university marae by volunteering some time to support the role and function of the marae, or by supporting other Ngāti Manawa/Māori students to have a positive university experience.

How do students apply?

Applicants to:
• Provide a personal statement introducing themselves to the Grants Committee and to include a commitment by the student to ‘give back’ to the iwi in the future, and to state how s/he might do that.
• Provide written and signed references (from non-direct whanau sources) that speak to the students’ deservedness for the scholarship. The referees will need to state their relationship with the student (for example former school dean or teacher, sports coaches, church or cultural/marae/iwi leaders, employee) and should outline the student’s skills, talents or personal qualities that they have observed.
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Decision makers

2 x Ngati Manawa Rūnanga or Charitable Trust trustees (or their nominated representative/s) along with 1 University representative, either the DVC (Māori) or her nominee.

History or background of award

This scholarship is funded by Ngāti Manawa Charitable Trust in conjunction with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Manawa for the purpose of encouraging and financially supporting the successful pursuit of tertiary qualifications and leadership development for Ngāti Manawa.

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

The Scholarships Office
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
+64 4 463 5557


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 2018.