Maori Education Trust: Roy Watling Mitchell Prestigious Professions Scholarship

Closing date: Applications must be received by 4.30 pm, Friday, 3 Paenga-whāwhā (April) 2020
Value of Award: $5,000
No. of awards: One
Tenure: One Year.


This scholarship was established in 1991, and was the bequest of Roy Watling Mitchell who passed away in 1975. His estate is managed by Guardian Trust.

Available to a Māori graduate with a record of academic excellence.

Selection criteria:

  • Postgraduate applicants must: i.                be of New Zealand Māori descent (unless applying for the Queen Elizabeth II Postgraduate Fellowship); ii.               be enrolled at a tertiary institute in 2019; iii.             meet the criteria for the scholarships applied for; iv.             submit the application and supporting documentation on time.  

General Information:

How do students apply?
Incomplete applications will be declined You must advise the Māori Education Trust of any changes to your application. All changes must be advised in writing (email, fax and post are acceptable) All supporting documentation must be submitted.

Decision makers
Selection panels are made up of external subject experts and representatives of bequest whanau and Trusts.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Successful applicants will be required to provide hard-copy evidence of their enrolment at their Secondary School or Tertiary Institution, before final payments of grants are made.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
If you meet scholarship criteria, you can apply for as many scholarships as you wish, however you can only be awarded one.  

Additional information
All applicants (successful and unsuccessful) will be notified in writing within three months after the scholarship closing date  

Who else has information about this award?
Applications are available to download from the Māori Education Trust (MET) website.  Alternatively, call, text, email the office and an application form will be sent to you.     Feel free to contact the office for further information.   Postal Address:    PO Box 31213, Lower Hutt 5040 Phone:                     (04) 586 7971 Mobile:                    (027) 262 8046 Email:              Website:     

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Maori Education Trust

PO Box 31213

Phone: (04) 586 7971


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