Maori Education Trust: Eric Hall McCormick Scholarship

Closing date: 31/03/2022
Applications must be received by 4.30 pm, Thursday, 31 Poutū-te-rangi (March) 2022.
Value of Award: $7,500
No. of awards: 6
Tenure: One Year

Application form

Eric McCormick was a historian of the cultural arts and literature. He published many well regarded New Zealand publications. McCormick also owned an extensive New Zealand art collection. After his death, his estate was managed by the Public Trust, and this scholarship was established.

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.

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants must: 1. be of New Zealand Māori descent; 2. be enrolled at a tertiary institute in 2020; 3. be attending study for the full year; 4. meet the criteria for the scholarships applied for; 5. submit the application and supporting documentation on time

General Information:

How do students apply?
1. Tertiary students are encouraged to submit an online application at 2. Information will be saved automatically as you move from one page of the application to the next. 3. If you cannot complete the application on-line, either contact the office for support (details below), or submit a hard-copy application to which all supporting documentation must be attached 4. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. 5. You must advise the Māori Education Trust of any changes to your application (e.g. change of address or withdrawal from study). All changes must be advised in writing (email or post). 6. All supporting documentation must be submitted. Hardcopy of the Application form can be downloaded from the website link provided below.
Application form

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

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
Supporting information you need to provide: 1. Whakapapa verification: This will need to be completed by a kaumātua, or you may submit an Iwi registration confirmation letter. 2. Enrolment Confirmation. 3. NSN Number. This is your unique ID with the Ministry of Education that you can get from your tertiary institute or NZQA. 4. Certified Academic Transcript from last year of study. 5. At least one Academic Reference (unless otherwise stated in scholarship criteria). 6. Encoded bank deposit slip or bank verification of your bank account number. 7. Curriculum Vitae.  

Who else has information about this award?
  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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