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Nga Puhi Education Scholarships: Bachelor's Degree

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What does the scholarship get me?

$1000 each

Closing dates for applications

Next: 29 March 2019

by 5.00 pm on Friday, 29th March 2019.

Length of award

Annual Award

Number of awards offered

37 Bachelors Degree Scholarships

Purpose of award

We also hope that at some time in their future, they will contribute their new skills and knowledge towards raising the wellbeing and betterment of their whānau, hapū and iwi.

Selection criteria

To be eligible to apply for a Scholarship, applicants must:
• Whakapapa to Ngāpuhi and be fully registered with the Rūnanga • Be studying full time.
• Submit a fully completed Ngāpuhi Scholarship Application Form including all requested information by the closing date. Incomplete applications will not be accepted • Have their application received by the Rūnanga, by the closing date
• Provide proof of course enrolment (year of scholarship application) provide academic transcripts of previous year’s grades (where applicable).
• Sign the application’s Agreement and Declaration forms.
• Provide a written statement that explains how their course of study will assist the Rūnanga with achieving their strategic goals
• Provide a written statement that explains to how they will contribute to their hapu, marae and whānau developm

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

New Zealand courses of study must be New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) or equivalently approved. Overseas applications must meet comparable academic standards.
If you withdraw from your course prior to receiving funding, you must notify Te Rūnanga-Ā- Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi. Failure to do so, may result in future applications being declined.

How do students apply?

Consideration preferences
• All applications are considered in line with the relevance and alignment of the study programme to the Strategic Goals of the Rūnanga, with preference being given to applicants whose study and work includes:
• a demonstrable transfer of skills and/or learning to programmes directly beneficial to Ngāpuhi
• areas of study that are highly desirable and beneficial to Ngāpuhi
• aspects of research and study that promote and encourage the sustainability and maintenance of whenua and moana
• aspects of research and study that promote the growth and understanding of Ngāpuhi tikanga and reo
• Applicants’ prior academic coursework and results, where applicable, will also be taken into consideration
Application Form
Information sheet

How and when do students learn of the decision?

All applicants will be notified in writing by 1st May 2019.
• Funds will be paid by direct credit to your nominated bank account before 1st May 2019.
Please be advised that if successful, youwill not be eligible for another scholarship the year following receipt of disbursement

Decision makers

The applications will be considered by the Committee appointed by the Rūnanga Board, whose decisions will be final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into on these matters

History or background of award

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi Scholarships were established in 2003, to help contribute towards Ngāpuhi students realising their potential and fulfilling their dreams for academic success.  


Additional information

Ngāpuhi Scholarship selection and award disbursement are underpinned by strategic goals of the Rūnanga. These goals are:
• Communications and Identity
• Iwi Development
• Governance
• Natural Resource Management
• Whānau Ora
• Support Services
• Economic Development

All Ngāpuhi, including scholarship applicants and their whānau are encouraged to attend local Takiwā meetings as these are important meeting places that encourage discussion and participation in all areas of significance to Ngāpuhi.

You are also warmly invited to attend Rūnanga Annual General Meeting. Information pertaining to these and other events is advertised on the Rūnanga’s website www.ngapuhi.iwi.nz

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

Medina Davis
Funding Administrator
Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi
PO Box 263, Kaikohe 0440
0800 642 784


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 January 2019.