History or background of award
In 1939, when New Zealand joined forces with the allies, Māori men and women volunteered and made a significant contribution in all areas of the defence forces and home services. Notable among them were recruits who formed the 28th (Māori) Battalion. On 19th July 2007 the Hon Parekura Horomia announced a new suite of Ngarimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships. The new scholarships have an increased putea which reflect the value of the successful applicant's study, and their past and future contribution.
Purpose of award
To provide assistance to Māori students undertaking study in a course that encourages and promotes the maintenance of Māori language, Māori history, Māori tradition and/or Māori culture.
All applicants must be:
* New Zealand Māori
* studying at a registered New Zealand tertiary institution or at an overseas tertiary institution that meets its own country's accreditation requirements. This is not necessary for Manakura scholarship applicants only
* able to show characteristics of the ideal applicant as detailed in the application form
* able to describe their contribution to whānau, hapū or iwi following successful completion of their study, and
* agree to present milestone reports to the Ngārimu VC and 28th Māori Battalion Board.
Additionally, Masters, Doctoral and Manakura applicants must:
* be able to show the link between Māori and the outcome or benefit of their study or work. The applicant needs to share their passion for their chosen area of study with the Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Board
* submit a brief about their study or field. This brief will be assessed against the criteria listed under Characteristics of the ideal applicant (see below), and
* describe their contribution to whānau, hapū or iwi following successful completion of their study.
Number of awards offered
$10,000 per year
Tenure of award
Provided for up to five years depending on the term of study.
Closing dates for applications
Wednesday 30 September 2015
Applications open 1 July.
How do students apply?
Download an Application form here.
The Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board.
How and when do students learn of the decision?
Applicants are shortlisted to attend interviews in September/August, All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by end of November. Payments are made in accordance with milestone periods agreed between the Ministry of Education and scholarship recipients.
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Continuation of the scholarship is dependant on satisfactory progress.
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Who else has information about this award?
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For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:
Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund - Group Māori
Ministry of Education
PO Box 1666
Phone: (04) 463 8957
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.
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