Tertiary Scholarships

Te Mana o Te Awa Tertiary Scholarship Applications

The aim of the Te Mana o Te Awa Tertiary Scholarships is to grow the collective expertise of Whanganui Iwi to contribute to and enhance the health and wellbeing of Te Awa Tupua and Whanganui Iwi.

Eligibility:

In addition to being descendants of Whanganui Iwi, applicants for this Scholarship are eligible if they are pursuing a recognised tertiary qualification in one or more of the following priority areas:

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Natural Resources
  • Environmental Law
  • Planning
  • Accounting
  • Business Management and Administration

Where scholarships are undersubscribed consideration may be given to applications outside of these priority areas that meet the criteria of the scholarship.

Criteria: applicant must outline:

  • Ability to demonstrate the applicant is an outstanding student and/or future leader.
  • Ability to demonstrate the applicant is committed to making a significant contribution to the health and well- being of Te Awa Tupua and Whanganui iwi.
  • Ability to demonstrate how the qualification and/or research will enable the applicant to contribute to the health and well-being of Te Awa Tupua and Whanganui iwi in the future.
  • Ability to describe the impact a Te Mana o Te Awa Tertiary Scholarship would have for the applicant, should the application be successful.
  • Verified copies of all requested information must be included.

Value: 

  • Undergraduate scholarships are worth up to $3,000
  • Postgraduate scholarships are worth up to $10,000

Click here to download the application form.

Applications for this round of the Te Mana o Te Awa Tertiary Scholarships will close on October 31, 2021 at 5pm.

For any questions, please contact:

Bubby Tamakehu
tmota@ngatangatatiaki.co.nz 

Te Herenga Waka Victoria University Scholarships

Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui has entered into a special relationship agreement with Te Herenga Waka Victoria University to support its students who whakapapa to Whanganui iwi to receive support towards their study fees. 

If you are a descendant of Whanganui Iwi and you are pursuing a recognised tertiary qualification at Victoria University then you are eligible to apply for the following:

  • Undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,000
  • Postgraduate scholarships of up to $10,000

To apply, please download the Te Mana o Te Awa Scholarship Application above. Those who attend or wish to attend Victoria University will be considered for support from this special pool of funding supported by Ngā Tāngata Tiaki and Victoria University. 

 

 

Previous Tertiary Scholarship Recipients

Watch the videos below to learn more about some of our scholarship recipients and how Te Mana o Te Awa has assisted them in their journey.

2018 Te Mana o Te Awa Tertiary Scholarship Recipient - Poipoia Te Taonga Poa
2018 Te Mana o Te Awa Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient - Meri Haami
2017 Te Mana o te Awa Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient - Jacob Robinson
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