Maori Education Trust: Postgraduate Scholarship - Hapu or Iwi Development

Closing date: Applications must be received by 4.30 pm, Friday, 3 Paenga-whāwhā (April) 2020.
Value of Award: $7,500
No. of awards: 5


This scholarship was offered for the first time in 2019 and students who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply.    

Available to Māori postgraduate students undertaking study in a field that will support the strategic interests and direction of their Hapū or Iwi.  Applications must submit a letter of support from the Chair (or equivalent).

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants must: be of New Zealand Māori descent; be enrolled at a tertiary institute in 2020; meet the criteria for the scholarships applied for; submit the application and supporting documentation on time.  

General Information:

How do students apply?
Information will be saved automatically as you move from one page of the application to the next. 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.  

Decision makers
Maori Education Trust

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
You must advise the Māori Education Trust of any changes to your application (e.g. change of address or withdrawal from studying). All changes must be advised in writing (email or post).

Who else has information about this award?
Don’t forget, if you have any questions, you can contact us by phone: (04) 586 7971, text: 027 262 8046 or email:

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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