Ngā Ara Mātua Scholarship
This scholarship is to support a Ngāti Tūwharetoa undergraduate student at Victoria University of Wellington studying in any of the seven categories listed below which support the Pou of the strategy.
- Environmental Pou Tahi is Kaitiaki o Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho. This pou encourages the active protection of our natural environment inclusive of mātauranga Māori.
- Te Reo Māori me ona Tikanga Pou Rua is Ko Tūwharetoa te Iwi. This pou supports the maintenance and practice of Tūwharetoa kawa, tikanga, and reo.
- Education Pou Toru is Whai Hua. This pou focuses on educational and vocational achievement.
- Health & Wellbeing Pou Wha is Te Mauri o te Oranga. This pou encourages healthy active lifestyles and a holistic approach to wellbeing.
- Technology & Innovation Pou Rima is Tūwharetoa ki te Kāinga, Tūwharetoa ki te Ao. This pou recognises that we are living in a time where the adoption of new technology, innovation and new media is critical to remaining relevant and connected.
- Commerce Pou Ono is Whai Rawa. This pou focuses on fiduciary responsibility, achieving positive financial returns, and building long-term revenue streams to support the delivery of our Ngā Ara Matua Strategy.
- Business and Law Pou Whitu is Ara Whanake. This pou recognises that a sound approach to business management supports the achievement of our Ngā Ara Mātua Strategy.
This scholarship is co-funded with Victoria University of Wellington to support Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board's Ngā Ara Matua Strategy 2018 - 2021 and Ngāti Tūwharetoa participation and success at the University.
Each applicant will need to be studying full-time at Victoria University of Wellington for an undergraduate qualification in one of the above areas and be registered with the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board.
- Applicants must be studying full-time at Victoria University of Wellington towards an undergraduate qualification.
- Applicants must be studying in one of the following areas: Environmental Science, Te Reo Māori, Education, Health, Engineering, Commerce or Law.
- Applicants must be registered with the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board.
A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4.30 pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.
Scholarship specific documentation
- Provide a supporting letter from their marae/hapū
- Provide a personal statement on how their study aligns with the chosen category, describe their current involvement with Ngāti Tūwharetoa marae, hapū and iwi; describe how their qualification will enable them to contribute to Ngāti Tūwharetoa marae, hapū and iwi.
Selection will be made in cooperation with the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board.
The scholarship will be awarded in two (2) installments. The first payment will be made in Trimester 1. The second payment, in Trimester 2, will be based on the recipients results from Trimester 1. Payment can be towards tuition fees and/or accommodation.
Regulations and conditions
- A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
- All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme (full-time will be at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) within the stipulated criteria and tenure of the scholarship. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
- The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
- The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
- Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria University of Wellington during the tenure of this scholarship or fail to achieve a satisfactory progress, partial repayment of the Scholarship will normally be expected. Recipients must advise the Scholarships Office if they intend to withdraw.
- Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
- At the discretion of the Deciding Authority, the application of the terms and conditions of the Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or to avoid hardship to any candidate for the Scholarship.