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.</para><para> </para><para> </para><para> </para><para>  


Maori Education Trust: RJ Graham Scholarships
Available to Year 12 and Year 13 Māori students with academic merit, studying Te Reo Māori and either Mathematics, Information Technology or Science.


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</para><para> </para><para> </para><para>  


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.</para><para>  


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.</para><para> </para><para>  


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.


Maori Education Trust: VW & LM Rosier Scholarship
Available to Year 13 Māori students with demonstrated financial need and NCEA Level 2 with Merit or Excellence Endorsement


Margaret Wilson Scholarship
The $3,000 <span style="font-weight:bold">Margaret Wilson Scholarship</span> aims to support a female LLB, LLB (Hons), LLM or PhD student in law at the Auckland University of Technology or the University of Auckland who encompasses the objectives of the AWLA.  The successful applicant will be selected on the basis of scholastic ability, financial hardship, the nature of the applicant's intended study and/or research, the applicant’s current and future contribution to the New Zealand community, and the applicant’s involvement in and promotion of legal issues affecting women. </para><para>  


Marsden PhD Scholarship – Structure and Reactivity in Nanostructured Ionic Solvents
Chemical reactions require that reacting molecules are in physical contact. Nanoscale segregation of molecules into compartments can provide control over the order and rate at which they react. This enables reactions featuring complex or incompatible compounds to be performed selectively and simultaneously, an effect that is widely exploited in biological systems.</para><para> This project will explore the use of the inherent nanostructure of ionic solvents that exhibit well-defined nanoscale domains to control the outcomes of chemical reactions through compartmentalisation effects. This will include the design and synthesis of new classes of nanostructured ionic solvents and the investigation of their nanostructure using small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) techniques. The kinetics and selectivity of model organic reactions will be used to assess the reactivity and dynamics of molecules and ions within nanostructured ionic solvents and these findings used to perform conventionally incompatible reactions using a one-pot approach. It is expected that the outcomes of this project will contribute towards the design of chemical syntheses that proceed with unprecedented efficiency as well as the development of these solvents for green chemical applications such as biomass processing and the remediation of hazardous waste.


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.</para><para> </para><para> 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.</para><para> </para><para>  


Marsden PhD Scholarship in Statistics
The successful applicant will work on a cross-Faculty project dealing with identifying inflammation biomarkers for depression in Pacific youth in New Zealand (NZ). The project is led by Professor Richard Siegert (Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences) and Dr El-Shadan Tautolo (Director of the Centre for Pacific Health & Development Research) and includes researchers from the AUT Roche Diagnostics Laboratory and AUT’s School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. International collaboration with researchers at Deakin University in Australia and Nottingham Trent University in the UK is also involved.</para><para>  </para><para> Pacific youth in NZ have a higher rate of depression than the general population. There is evidence that depression and inflammation occur together but little understanding of how they impact on each other. The aim of this research project is to assess depression and inflammation markers in the blood of 875 Pacific youth aged 20 who have been participants in AUT’s longitudinal Pacific Islands Families Study (PIFS) since birth.</para><para>  </para><para> The successful PhD applicant will apply modern analytics and biostatistics to identify depression subtypes and relationships among demographic, epidemiological, psychosocial and blood-assayed risk features of depression. These analyses will involve the use of both traditional statistical techniques and machine-learning algorithms.</para><para>  </para><para> This position provides a unique opportunity for a student with a Masters or Honours qualification in analytics or statistics to gain valuable experience in healthcare analytics and biostatistics as well as to work with an international team and contribute to a highly important health issue in New Zealand and internationally.


Master of Educational Leadership Scholarships (by nomination)
These scholarships are offered to teachers and senior leaders from selected Auckland Secondary Schools to study the Master of Educational Leadership at AUT’s South Campus. Principals of the contributing schools may nominate one awardee only (a list of the fifteen contributing schools for study from 2017 forwards can be found in Appendix A of the regulations document).


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 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/study-areas/te-ara-poutama">Te Ara Poutama</a>.


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 UnderGraduate Scholarship in Quantitative Marine Biology
The Ministry of Primary Industries wishes to support the study of mathematics/statistics and marine biology at the undergraduate level.


Mr M and Mrs T Olechnowicz Scholarship
Open to students of Polish birth or who have at least one direct ancestor who was born in Poland