Te Wānanga o Raukawa Foundation Scholarships

Applications for 2020 are open now and close in March.

  • To encourage and support students who are undertaking studies with Te Wānanga o Raukawa in the year of  application.
  • Available for students studying full time or over 0.5 of a study load at diploma level or above.
  • Open to all students; however, preference will be given to members of Te Kotahitanga o Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa, and Ngāti Toa Rangatira.
  • Not available to  students receiving other scholarships, funds or study awards TeachNZ, Fees Free etc.
  • Learn more here.


Ngārimu Scholarships

  • For high achieving Māori tertiary students
  • Undergraduate postgraduate and doctoral studies scholarships.
  • Application period May to September.
  • Visit the Ministry of Education website for more information.

Manaaki Whenua Scholarship

  • Open to descendants of Tūhoe
  • For anyone at tertiary, on-the-job training or other short courses in the fields of ecology, indigenous forest management, and environmental sciences and practices. Other more general fields of study or development may be considered including: mātauranga, leadership and management.
  • If  your development is relevant to the realm of the Tuawhenua then your application is welcomed for consideration.

Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship

  • Open to all Māori studying at tertiary level with preference given to descendants of Māori who served overseas during World War I.
  • Application period is May
  • Download the application form from the Te Tumu Paeroa website.

The My Campervan Hire Scholarship Award

  • Open to all students aged 16 and over
  • One (1) $1000 scholarship will be awarded to the candidate who can demonstrate how technology, education, content (visual, audio, augmented etc.), marketing will influence the travel industry
  • Factors that will influence the decision will be grammar, creativity, and how to tell your personal story
  • Can only be used towards tuition, books or on-campus room and board

Apply online here.

Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust Taitamariki Development Fund

  • The Fund’s core purpose is to support taitamariki between the ages of 13 years and 24 years of age to further their educational opportunities and pursuits.  
  • The Trust is seeking that the applicant will clearly define what their pursuits are against the categories designed by the Trust. 
  • The Fund has 3 key categories that applicants can apply to:
    1.      Te Mātauranga Te Tuatahi
    2.      Te Piringa Te Tuarua
    3.      Te Ao Whānui Te Tuatoru
  • Learn more or apply here.

Ngāi Tahu Kā Pūtea Scholarships

Horticulture New Zealand Scholarship

  • $4500 HortNZ Undergraduate Scholarship: available to students studying towards an under-graduate degree. This package includes $3000 for fees and $1500 towards attending the annual Horticulture conference. The registration, travel & accommodation costs are all covered.
  • View pdf Information Sheet (0.04MB)
  • docx Application Form (0.10MB)

Ōtaki and Porirua Trusts Board Scholarships

  • Supporting students under 20 years of age and attending secondary school or undertaking tertiary study with preference given to descendants of the Confederation of Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāti Toa Rangatira.
  • Visit the Ōtaki and Porirua Trusts Board website for more information.

Te Hinemanu Ruakā Te Ūpokoiri Charitable Trust Scholarship

  • Supporting Māori school leavers and wharekura students to study Māori language at Te Wānanga o Raukawa for the purposes of learning, teaching, researching and advancing te reo Māori and Māori history.
  • Applications close 31 October. Application Form pdf (0.08MB).

He Manu Pīrere Scholarships

  • Te Kōhanga Reo Alumni Foundation offer scholarships for graduates of Te Kōhanga Reo.
  • You are eligible if you have 1. Attended Kōhanga Reo; 2. Be enrolled full-time at a New Zealand Tertiary institute in the year of application, and 3. Include Te Reo as a component of the study programme.
  • Application and list of scholarships: pdf He Manu Pīrere Scholarships (0.86MB)

Toitū Kaupapa Māori Mātauranga | Māori Education Trust

  • Number of scholarships at secondary, undergraduate and postgraduate level to advance achievement in Māori education.
  • Postgraduate scholarships available here. Undergraduate scholarships available here.

Ngāti Whakaue Education Scholarships

  • Tertiary, postgraduate and other categories of scholarships available for descendants of Ngāti Whakaue.
  • Application periods vary across scholarships.
  • Visit the Ngāti Whakaue Endowment Trust Board website for more information.

Teach NZ Scholarships

  • A range of scholarships to support entry into the teaching profession and teaching graduates.
  • Application periods vary between October and March.
  • Visit the Teach NZ website for scholarship information and how to apply.

Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa Scholarships

  • Opens 3rd September; Closes 31st October, 2018
  • For descendants of Te Rarawa
  • View the available scholarships and apply pdf here (0.26MB).

Ngāti Kahungunu Scholarships & Internships

  • General and research scholarships for iwi registered Ngāti Kahungunu descendants studying full-time in the third or final year of completing a degree, or doing post graduate study.
  • Each year, applications open in February and close in May.
  • More information on the Ngāti Kahungunu website.

Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation Scholarships

  • For full-time students studying cultural heritage, innovation in science or business at postgraduate level.
  • For scholarship application times and information see the Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation website.

Kia Ora Hauora Scholarship Database

New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women

  • A range of scholarships, grants and awards assisting women in the pursuit of knowledge.
  • National regional and international awards and fellowships.
  • Visit the Graduate Women New Zealand website for information on how to apply.

Careers NZ

  • Find great scholarship links and tips on applying for scholarships on the Careers NZ website.

Generosity NZ

  • Huge database of awards, scholarships and grants for those studying in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
  • Tailor your search relevant to an area of study and study needs.
  • As a Te Wānanga o Raukawa student you have access to this service. Contact for more information.