Closing date: to be announced
The Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship was created by the Maori Soldiers Trust Act 1957 to promote higher education amongst Maori. Funding for the Scholarship comes from Hereheretau Station, Wairoa, the major asset of the Maori Soldiers Trust.
Scholarships will be available to students studying in any field at any Tertiary Institution e.g. Polytechnic, Wananga or University.
Who is Eligible?
The scholarships are open to all Maori but in line with the Maori Soldiers Trust Act 1957, where practicable preference will be given to descendants of Maori World War I veterans."Maori World War I Veteran" means a Maori who has served overseas during the First World War as a member of any of the armed forces of the Crown. Information about your Tipuna's WWI service may be found in the publication' Te Hokowhitu A Tu' by Christopher Pugsley. Your local library should have a copy. Alternatively the online Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database is a good source of information. Please note that eligibility is not a guarantee of success.
How much is the scholarship?
Generally scholarships are between $1,000 and $3,000 and are paid in two installments upon evidence of results.
Acknowledgement of the Maori Soldiers Trust
Successful candidates may be required to complete a paper on a subject relevant to the Maori Soldiers Trust e.g. economics, business, farming, forestry, management, valuation.
Applicants must be enrolled and have paid their fees.
Selection will be based on the assessed ability of each candidate to successfully undertake the agreed study. The following factors will be considered:
1. Academic record
2. Demonstrated strong interest in Maori culture and language
3. Evidence of involvement in cultural and/ or community activities
The successful candidates will be required to work hard at the agreed course of study, attend lectures, complete assignments by due date and sit required exams. It will be necessary to give the Maori Trustee a verified copy of all examination results during the year. Unsatisfactory performance in any term may result in scholarship instalments being withheld.
Scholarship Application Forms
Scholarship application forms are available online at:
The Maori Soldiers Trust
Te Tumu Paeroa
P.O. Box 5038
Telephone (0800 943 682)
Applications close 1 May 2015
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