Peter Harwood Scholarship in Community Leadership and Excellence

Closing date: November and March annually
Value of Award: $6,000 contribution towards fees
No. of awards: Varies depending on funding
Tenure: • The tenure of this scholarship is for one year. • Current recipients may apply for renewal for up to a total of three years but must submit a new application by the closing date each year. Attachments and the reference statement are not required for renewal.


Application Form

The Peter Harwood Scholarship in Community Leadership and Excellence is to reward leadership qualities and academic excellence.

To encourage and support students to pursue tertiary education in the area of Māori Development, Te Ara Poutama at AUT University.

Selection criteria:

  • • Applicants must have been accepted onto study for a certificate, diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme within Te Ara Poutama and be enrolling in no less than 60 points per annum. • Applicants must be NZ citizens or permanent residents. • Applicants must request a referee’s statement supporting their leadership from a community leader, group, organisation or school.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Application for this scholarship is through the AUT on-line scholarship application system this will be available from September of the year of application. Applicants will be asked to upload: • An official transcript of the applicant’s academic results in the current and preceding year unless the study was attempted through AUT. • Applicants will be asked to nominate through the online system one referee who can speak in support of the applicant’s leadership ability.
Application Form

Decision makers
The selection panel will consist of The Tumuaki (or nominee) and the Programme Leaders . No scholarship will be awarded upon any occasion if the panel is of the opinion that there is no applicant of sufficient merit applying for the award.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
As soon as possible after the selection panel have met.  

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Recipients will be expected to: Attend all classes Support Te Ara Poutama recruitment and marketing activities, if and when required Participate in supporting Te Ara Poutama students in accessing support services through familiarisation with AUT staff and services

Additional information
Recipients enrolled in a full-time programme but including papers outside Te Ara Poutama or enrolled part-time will receive a reduced pro-rata contribution to fees for the Te Ara Poutama papers only. This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other fees scholarship. The recipient may hold additional non-tuition fee based scholarships with the approval of the Head of Department and the Scholarships Office.

Who else has information about this award?

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

Auckland University of Technology

Phone: +64 9 921 9837


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