Maori Education Trust: Nicholas Irwin Hunt Scholarships

Closing date: Applications must be received by 4.30 pm,Friday, 3 Paenga-whāwhā (April) 2020
Value of Award: $3,500
No. of awards: Number of recipients: 6
Tenure: Annual award.


The Māori Education Trust scholarship programme comprises a range of scholarships for Māori secondary and tertiary students.  The purpose of the scholarship programme is to provide support for Māori students to pursue and achieve success in programmes of study and training.  

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.

Selection criteria:

  • Undergraduate applicants must: i.  be of New Zealand Māori descent; ii. be enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary institute in 2020; iii. be attending full-time study for the full year; iv. meet the criteria for the scholarships applied for; v. submit the application and supporting documentation on time.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Additional information including missingor corrected information, must reach the MāorI Education Trust by the closing date. The Māori Education Trust does not accept any responsibility for lost or delayed application packages caused by incorrect mailing instructions or delays in delivery. You must advise the Māori Education Trust ofany changes to your application. All changes must be advised in writing (email and post are acceptable). Please do not staple your papers together; use a paper clip or place in a plastic sleeve.  

Decision makers
Looking for available scholarships for undergraduate students? Here you will find all scholarships administered by Maori Education Trust for undergraduate students.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
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
The Māori Education Trust scholarship programme comprises a range of scholarships for Māori secondary and tertiary students.

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:

Evelyn Newman
Maori Education Trust

PO Box 31213
New Zealand

Phone: (04) 586 7971


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