Māori Education Trust: Regina Rudland Memorial Scholarship

Closing date: Applications must be received by 4.30 pm, Friday, 3 Paenga-whāwhā (April) 2020.
Value of Award: $ 500
No. of awards: 1
Tenure: Awarded Annually.


This scholarship is established in memory of the late Regina (Gina) Mary Rudland. Gina was a leading commercial and Māori issues lawyer. Gina graduated from the University of Auckland and ran her own legal practice in Wellington. Gina was a director on the New Zealand Meat Board and was influential in the re-activation of the Ahuwhenua Trophy forMāori Excellence in Farming. Gina's passion was her people and love of the whenua. Gina passed away on 24 December 2006.  

This scholarship is available to a full-time Māori student of Ngāti Porou descent, undertaking study in the field of Agriculture or Apiculture at Level 3 or higher.  Priority will be given to those with demonstrated financial need.  

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants must be attending full-time study for the full year; meet criteria for the scholarship and submit the application and supporting documentation on time. Priority will be given to those with demonstrated financial need.  

General Information:

How do students apply?
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Additional information including missing or corrected information, must reach the MāorI Education Trust by the closing date. Late information will not be accepted. 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 of any changes to your application. All changes must be advised in writing (email and post are acceptable). If you are sending your application by post, please do not staple your papers together; use a paper clip or place in a plastic sleeve.  

Decision makers
To be considered eligible,students must be attendinga New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) registered course in a New Zealand Qualifications Authority registered tertiary institution. These NZQA institutions include universities, wananga, polytechnics, and private training establishments (PTEs).  

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 I am a successful applicant, I agree that my award and personal details may be used by the Māori Education Trust and Ngāti Porou to promote the scholarship programme.  

Additional information
Certificates and Diplomas may include, but not be restricted to, the following: Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3) Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3) Certificate in Farming in Dairy (Level 3) Certificate in Equine (Level 3) National Certificate in Farming Skills (Level 3) National Certificate in Equine (Stable) (Level 3) National Certificate in Agriculture in Animal Feeding & Pastures (Level 3) National Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4) Diploma in Agriculture (Level 5) Diploma in Dairy Management (Level 5) Diploma for Rural Veterinary Technicians (Level 5) Diploma in Farm Management (Level 6)  

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:                       info@maorieducation.org.nz Website:             www.maorieducation.org.nz  

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

Email: evelynnewman@maorieducation.org.nz

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