Te Wānanga o Raukawa Foundation Scholarships

The 2021 application round is now closed.

  • 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.
 For more details click the link below.

He Manu Pīrere Scholarships

Applications open in February each year.

  • 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.

Learn more

Horticulture New Zealand Scholarship

Applications for 2021 are closed.

  • HortNZ is again offering undergraduate scholarships in 2021.  These are to support people undertaking undergraduate study in horticulture or related fields. 

Learn more


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.

Applications for 2022 are now closed! 

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
    - environmental sciences and practices.
  • Other more general fields of study or development may be considered including:
    - mātauranga
    - leadership
    - management
  • If  your development is relevant to the realm of the Tuawhenua then your application is welcome for consideration.

Applications close 30 September 2021.


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

Applications close 23 April 2021

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).

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, or
  • Find out more about the pdf 2021 Teach NZ Programme (0.16MB) here.

Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa Scholarships

  • 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.

Paranihi ki Waitotara

  • 20 scholarships open for undergraduate and postgraduate students with some scholarships open to study in any field and others more targeted on specific fields of study such as agriculture, environment and conservation, science, and finance.
  • Must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must whakapapa to at least one of the eight iwi of Taranaki.
  • Must be endorsed by a living PKW shareholder.
  • Must be enrolled in a recognised institution.
  • Visit the Paranihi ki Waitotara website for information on how to apply.

Te Atawhai o Te Ao

  • Te Atawhai o Te Ao, an independent Māori Research institute for Environment and Health currently have scholarships and fellowships available to be applied for.
  • Visit or for further information.
  • These scholarships and fellowships close on 30 April.

New Horizons for Women
Hine Kahukura

  • Second-chance Education for women returning to study at foundation certificate, diploma or degree levels.
  • Awards for women or groups undertaking research that will be of benefit to women and girls in New Zealand.
  • Awards for study or projects with a specific purpose. There is quite a range – have a look to see if any suit the programme of study or innovation that you are pursuing.
  • Special Announcement 2020: Te Reo o te Hākui Award sponsored by the O'Regan and Johnson whānau is a new award for study in Te Reo Māori. (Apply under Foundation/Diploma OR Degree level Second Chance Education Awards for Te Reo o te Hākui).
  • Applications open 1 March 2021.
  • For more information visit

Moana New Zealand
Te Pae Tawhiti Kaimona Enhancement Scholarship

  • Designed for Māori who have a desire to contribute to the enhancement of the Māori kaimona industry.
  • Applicants must be of Māori descent and be accepted into (and enrolled) in a kaimoana enhancement related tertiar programme at a tertiary institution.
  • For more information and to apply visit Te Pae Tawhiti Kaimoana Enhancement Scholarship | Moana New Zealand.
  • Applications close Friday 22 January 2021.

MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowship

The Fellowship is a new “one off” initiative from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in response to some of the acute impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic being experienced by Aotearoa New Zealand early career researchers. The intent of the Fellowship is to support up and coming researchers to rise and establish a career in their chosen field of research. This is captured in the name of the Fellowship “Te whitinga mai o te rā” which can translate to “the rising of the sun”.

Diversity aims
The Fellowships will support diversity in the Research, Science and Innovation system in line with MBIE’s Diversity in Science Statement. For this reason, it is intended that at least five researchers identifying as Māori (Māori Researchers) and at least three researchers identifying as Pacific Peoples (Pacific Researchers) will be amongst the cohort of 30 funded Fellows. It is also intended that at least 50% of those funded will identify as female.

Support available
Thirty Fellowships of two years in length will be awarded for research undertaken in any field, including the humanities, mātauranga and social science at an eligible Aotearoa New Zealand research institution. The fellowship will award a total of $320,000 (GST excl.) with $75,000 p.a. towards the researcher’s salary, $75,000 p.a. towards the research organisation’s costs, and $10,000 p.a. in research-related expenses. The Fellowship are awarded on an at least 0.8 Full Time Equivalent basis, unless otherwise agreed by Royal Society Te Apārangi. 

Eligibility criteria 

  • Applicants must be either Aotearoa New Zealand citizens, or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must have a PhD conferred on or after 01 January 2017.
  • Applicants should normally not currently hold a research role, unless that role is fixed-term and due to end before 31 December 2021. Those who are employed in a technical or teaching capacity would normally be eligible if the role requires at least 80% of their time to be spent on these activities.
  • Applicants must be supported by an Aotearoa New Zealand host and supervisor.

 Application closing date: 20 April, 2021 at 5 PM | 0800 WANANGA