Te Manawa O Te Ika A Maui Scholarship

Study Area(s): Science
Scholarship Level: Returning students
Closing Date(s): 1 October
Tenure: One year
Award for: Māori
Number offered: One
Value: $2500

Description

The scholarship is to support a Ngāti Tūwharetoa undergraduate student at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington studying Environmental Management/Science.

The scholarship aligns to the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board Mahere Rautaki 2021-2021:

Pou Taiao

We are kaitiaki of our moana and awa
This pou encourages the active protection of our wai and natural environment inclusive of mātauranga Tūwharetoa.

History

This scholarship is co-funded with Victoria University of Wellington to support the strategic direction of the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board as outlined in their Mahere Rautaki 2021-2026, and Ngāti Tūwharetoa participation and success at the University.

Eligibility

This scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students at Victoria University of Wellington who are registered with the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board. Preference will be given to students studying Environmental Management/Science.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be a full time undergraduate student at Victoria University of Wellington
  • Applicants must be registered with the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board

Application process

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.

Apply online

Scholarship specific documentation

  • Provide a supporting letter from their marae/hapū
  • Provide a personal statement that describes your current involvement with Ngāti Tūwharetoa marae, hapū and iwi, how your qualification will enable them to contribute to Ngāti Tūwharetoa marae, hapū and iwi; and how your study aligns with the chosen category.

Selection process

The Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board will select the successful applicant.

Additional information

This scholarship can be used for tuition fees and/or accommodation.

Regulations and conditions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
  4. The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
  5. 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.
  6. Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
  7. 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.

Contact

Scholarships and PhD Admissions Office
scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz
pg-research@vuw.ac.nz
summer-research@vuw.ac.nz
Phone 0800 04 04 04