Te Rongoroa Scholarships

Te Rongoroa Scholarship Applications

Te Rongoroa scholarships, offered by Te Mana o te Awa, are designed to celebrate our young Whanganui iwi leaders who are active on their marae, hapū and the Tira Hoe Waka.  

This scholarship aims to grow and develop capacity and to enhance and protect the health and well-being of Te Awa Tupua.
There are 7 scholarships available annually.

What you need to know:

  • We offer these scholarships every year to the value of up to $6,000 each. 
  • We make payments directly to the training provider, and the scholarship can be used towards fees only
  • You can apply for the scholarship every year you are training

To apply you must be:

  • Undertaking an activity or experience that will support the aims of the fund 
  • A verified member on the Whanganui iwi register
  • An active member of your hapū and marae

Applications for the Te Rongoroa Scholarship are open all year round.

To apply download the application form below.

Te Rongoroa Scholarship Application Form 

In 2018 Te Mana o te Awa, through the Te Rongoroa Scholarship supported Kahu Simon Jnr to attend the Outward Bound 21 day Classic Young Persons Course. Kahu had previously spent twelve months in Canada where he was an Outdoor Education mentor working with disadvantaged children. Kahu is interested in creating and effecting change at a ground roots level for rangatahi. Especially around mental health and whakamomori

By developing new skills through the Outward Bound course this will allow Kahu to give back in a meaningful way. Kahu is a great believer in inspiring rangatahi and younger generations to step outside of their comfort zone and try new things.

The Outward Bound experience will empower him to give back to iwi and inspire through action. It also presents a unique opportunity to be in an environment with other young people to help Kahu gain a greater reach and deeper engagement of issues facing rangatahi.  His current focus is to look at alternative ways to self-heal utilising the maramataka.  

Kahu enjoys kapahaka and attends the Hui Aranga with his whānau. This year he gained first place in the Kaitātaki Tāne Junior Kapa Haka section. In 2019, he will be attending the Tira Hoe Waka and the Raukotahi Rangatahi Summit in July 2019 as well as the Hui Aranga. 

2017 Te Rongoroa Scholarship Recipient - Mahinarangi Komene

2019-2020 Te Rongoroa Scholarship Recipients


Dontae Luff Private Pilot Licence Theory 
Sinai Kahukiwa Classic 21 Day Leadership Outward Bound Course
Te Kopae Taputoro Filo Tuia 250 Voyage
Hone Rondon 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Jazmine Roberts 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Michelle Chase 3 Day Chainsaw Course
John Anderson 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Jacqueline Cash 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Gavin Tui 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Jenna Reweti 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Dennis Andrews-Peters 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Vanora Bell 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Isaac Harawira 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Tina (Tai) Gray 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Lucky Kaui 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Caleb Turner-Kino 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Carmel Wynyard (Arthur) 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Chante Wynyard 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Rawiri Pereka-Kereopa 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Phyllis Adams 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Pricilla Kenny 3 Day Chainsaw Course
Shaia Twomey Te Kura Whakakairangi o Waimārama
Awhina Twomey Te Kura Whakakairangi o Waimārama
Kereru Mako NZ Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory L3

Have you and your whānau registered for the Whanganui Iwi Registration?
And are your details up to date?