Maori Education Trust: Rose Hellaby Postgraduate Scholarship

Closing date: Applications close at 4.30 pm, Friday, 3 Paenga-whāwhā (April) 2020
Value of Award: Up to $30,000
No. of awards: 2
Tenure: Up to 3 years


The Rose Hellaby Postgraduate Scholarships funds are administered by the New Zealand Guardian Trust. As such a representative of the Guardian Trust will be included in the selection of scholarship recipients.

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.

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants must: i.                be of New Zealand Māori descent; ii.               be enrolled at a tertiary institute at the time the application is submitted; iii.             meet the criteria for the scholarship; iv.             submit the application and supporting documentation on time. Previous recipients cannot reapply for a Rose Hellaby Postgraduate Scholarship.

General Information:

How do students apply?
IMPORTANT INFORMATION                                                                                                             1.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.  2.  Additional Information including missing or corrected information, must reach the Māori Education Trust by the closing date.  Late information will not be accepted. 3. The Māori Education Trust does not accept any responsibility for lost or delayed application packages caused by incorrect mailing instructions or delays in delivery. 4. You must advise the Māori Education Trust of any changes to your application.  All changes must be advised in writing (email and post are acceptable). 5. Please do not staple your papers together; use a paper clip or place in a plastic sleeve. 6.   All applicants (successful and unsuccessful) will be notified in writing within three months after the scholarship closing date.

Decision makers
As part of the selection process, interviews will be conducted by a selection panel. A representative of Guardian Trust will be included in the selection of scholarship recipients.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
The funds awarded to the successful recipients will be dispersed over the study period, based on proof received of the cost of the particular year's study from the relevant tertiary institution.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
As this is a form of recurring scholarship, conditions will be placed on the award. Conditions will include the annual submission of academic results, annual progress reports from the successful recipient and supervisor or Head of Department, and a signed contract which will include these conditions and a refund policy should study cease.

Additional information
Withdrawal from study prior to completion will result in repayment of part or all of the scholarship funds received. Details of the repayment scale will be included in the contract between the Māori Education Trust and successful applicants.

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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