Scholarships, grants and awards for Māori students

There are many scholarships, grants and awards available for Māori students, so it makes sense to do some research to find your best options. We can help you get started.

Where to find out about applying for scholarships

Three Māori students studying in the library

Many scholarships for Māori are listed online

If you're at secondary school, ask your school career adviser about scholarships, including those specifically for Māori. Otherwise, you can contact the student support services or the Māori liaison at universities or polytechnics you're interested in.

You could also approach iwi organisations, which may have information about scholarships and funding opportunities for Māori.

Find scholarships online

Useful websites for Māori scholarship information

StudySpy scholarships

Use the StudySpy website to explore scholarship opportunities in New Zealand.

givMe scholarships

Use the Generosity New Zealand givME platform to explore scholarships and grants.

You can use givME for free at:

  • Citizens Advice Bureaux
  • public libraries
  • selected secondary schools, universities and polytechnics
  • selected community centres.

Below are some givME database Māori scholarships. They are only a small selection of those listed.

Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship (Māori Trustee)

Provider: Te Tumu Paeroa

Website: http://www.tetumupaeroa.co.nz/sir-apirana-ngata-memorial-scholarships

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Value:

Generally between $1,000 and $3,000.

Closing date:

Next: 1 May 2019

LIANZA Rua Mano Scholarship

Provider: LIANZA

Website: http://www.lianza.org.nz/

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Value:

$1,000

Closing date:

Next: 30 May 2019

Entries for the LIANZA Rua Mano Scholarship close: 30 May.

Hauraki Māori Trust Board Education Grants

Provider: Hauraki Maori Trust Board

Website: http://www.hauraki.iwi.nz/

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Value:

Assist with cost of tuition fees only.

Closing date:

Next: 31 May 2019

Applications for Education Grants for 2019 open on 1 February 2019 and close on 31 May 2019, 5pm.

Kawerau A6 Scholarship

Provider: Opeke Ahuwhenua Trust

Website:

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Value:

$2,000

Closing date:

Next: 31 May 2019

Maniapoto Maori Trust Board: Sister Grace Scholarship

Provider: Maniapoto Maori Trust Board

Website: http://www.maniapoto.iwi.nz

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Value:

$5,000

Closing date:

Next: 31 May 2019

Updated 21 Dec 2018