Scholarships and Awards


Maori Education Trust: Eric Hall McCormick Scholarship
Available to a Māori student undertaking research at postgraduate level in a field which is of significant benefit to Māori. Priority will be given to a student attending the University of Auckland.


Maori Education Trust: Frances Irwin Hunt Art Scholarships
The purpose of the scholarship programme is to provide support for Māori students to pursue and achieve success in programmes of study and training.


Maori Education Trust: Nicholas Irwin Hunt Scholarships
Available to full-time Māori undergraduate writers, with preference to those studying in the field of journalism.  Priority will be given to students with proven writing ability, academic merit and financial need.


Maori Education Trust: Pae Tawhiti Scholarship
These scholarships are available to Māori students with a record of proven academic excellence, demonstrated commitment to te ao Māori, undertaking Masters or PhD postgraduate study in a health related degree with a research focus on Hauora Māori.  Study must be carried out in New Zealand. 


Maori Education Trust: Postgraduate Scholarship - Hapu or Iwi Development
Available to Māori postgraduate students undertaking study in a field that will support the strategic interests and direction of their Hapū or Iwi.  Applications must submit a letter of support from the Chair (or equivalent).


Maori Education Trust: Postgraduate Scholarship - STEM
Available to Māori postgraduate students undertaking study in science (biology, chemistry, physics), technology, engineering or mathemathics.  Applicants must meet all crieria and submit two references, one of which must be an academic reference.


Maori Education Trust: Queen Elizabeth II Postgraduate Fellowship
Available to a Māori or non-Māori graduate with excellent academic ability, who plans to research at postgraduate level, in a field that will benefit Māori. Applicants must provide a reference from their supervisor/s regarding their research.


Maori Education Trust: Rangiriri and Mātene Te Whiwhi Winiata Scholarship
Available to Māori graduates to enable them to complete postgraduate studies. Pre-requisite is completion of a Masters Degree.


Māori Education Trust: Regina Rudland Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is available to a full-time Māori student of Ngāti Porou descent, undertaking study in the field of Agriculture or Apiculture at Level 3 or higher.  Priority will be given to those with demonstrated financial need.  


Maori Education Trust: Rose Hellaby Bursaries Scholarship
Available to a full-time Māori undergraduate students studying to become qualified or employed in a profession or calling which includes scientific, mathematical or technical skills.  Priority will be given to students with academic merit and leadership  


Maori Education Trust: Rose Hellaby Postgraduate Scholarship
These prestigious scholarships are available to Māori students with a record of proven academic excellence, undertaking Masters or PhD postgraduate study in the fields of engineering, mathematics, science, technology or medicine. Study can be carried out in New Zealand or overseas.


Maori Education Trust: Roy Watling Mitchell Bursaries Scholarships
Available to first-year full-time Māori undergraduate students who attended secondary school as a Year 13 student in 2018.  Priority will be given to students with academic merit and financial need.


Maori Education Trust: Roy Watling Mitchell Prestigious Professions Scholarship
Available to a Māori graduate with a record of academic excellence.


Maori Education Trust: Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship
Available to a full-time Māori student studying at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute, who attended Ngata Memorial College as a Year 13 student in 2018.  Priority will be given to a student with academic merit.  


Maori Education Trust: Sister Annie Henry - Postgraduate Scholarship
Available to a Māori student who is a direct descendant of Reverend John George Laughton or of Tūhoe descent, to assist with education or training costs.  


Maori Education Trust: Sister Annie Henry - Undergraduate Scholarship
Available to a Māori student who is a direct descendant of Reverend John George Laughton or of Tūhoe descent, to assist with education or training costs.


Maori Education Trust: Ti Maru Māori Trust Prestigious Scholarship
Available to Māori graduates with a record of academic excellence.


Maori Education Trust: Ti Maru Māori Trust Scholarships
Available to full-time Māori undergraduate students enrolled in their final year of study at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute.   Priority will be given to students with academic merit. 


Maori Education Trust: Undergraduate Scholarship
Available to Māori undergraduate students who are in their second or third year of study in 2019.  Priority will be given to students with financial need.


Margaret Wilson Scholarship
To support undergraduate and postgraduate studies in law which encompass the wider objectives of AWLA.    


Marsden PhD Scholarship - Accessing Assisted Reproduction: Social Infertility and Family Formation
The candidate will work alongside Associate Professor Sharyn Davies, Associate Professor Rhonda Shaw and Dr Elizabeth Kerekere and will contribute to understandings of how people denied access to ART create families in Aotearoa New Zealand. The research aims to ensure that all people in Aotearoa are able to create families regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity or ability. The candidate’s research will focus on understanding the challenges in creating a family when ART is required but are access denied. The project will have a particular focus on people often excluded from such access, including LGBTQ, disabled people, single people, Muslim migrants, Māori and Pacific peoples. PhD projects focusing on Māori or Pacific groups are particularly welcome.  


Marsden PhD scholarship –Police responses to citizens in mental distress
One scholarship is available to support a PhD student at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) to help answer this question as part of a wider study exploring police engagement with citizens in the community experiencing mental distress. The PhD student would become part of a cross-disciplinary team, exploring how the police’s preventative, victim focused policy is practised and experienced when police respond to mental health events.   The PhD would involve designing and conducting ethnographic case studies of everyday policing in action, including longitudinal observations and interviews with police in urban, provincial and/or rural settings. The team is particularly interested in applicants with experience in kaupapa Māori research and encourage applications from people with lived experience of mental distress. It is essential that the applicant be willing to work on the project with police and people with lived experience of mental distress under a co-design methodology. We welcome applications from people with qualifications in a variety of fields including, but not limited to, Anthropology, Criminology, Health Sciences, Māori Studies, Socio-legal studies, Sociology.   The candidate will be working alongside Dr Katey Thom, Associate Professor Jacquie Kidd and Dr Sarah Gordon based in New Zealand at Auckland University of Technology, in the Law School or Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health.


Master of Philosophy (Maori and Pasifika) - Traumatic Brain Injury
The scholarship is to support a student who identifies as being of Māori or Pasifika ethnicity to complete a Master of Philosophy exploring the social impact of traumatic brain injury.


Masters Research Scholarship (Sylff)
The purpose of the Programme is to provide opportunity to study at any New Zealand university for graduate students who demonstrate leadership qualities or display high potential for future leadership in either public or private life.


Mavis Tuoro Scholarship
The scholarship is to encourage Māori scholarship in English or Te Reo Māori at AUT University within Te Ara Poutama.


Motu Wellbeing and Sustainability Maori Internship
The programme funded by this grant investigates the validity of wellbeing and sustainability indicators for New Zealand, including Maori perspectives on wellbeing and sustainability.


MPI's Postgraduate Science Scholarships
MPI’s Postgraduate Science Scholarships provide financial support for PhD and master’s candidates doing primary industry research.