Tawera Scholarship

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History or background of award
Te Putea Whakatupu Trust, in partnership Maori Education Trust, is pleased to announce in 2011 the launch of a new scholarship - The Tawera Scholarship: Maori Business and Management Bachelor Scholarships.

Purpose of award
To provide support to up to 30 Maori enrolled in a business, commerce, or management degree at bachelor level.

Selection criteria
The Tawera Scholarship is designed to help address Te Putea Whakatupu Trust's strategic focus of lifting the level of Maori participation in middle and senior management capability in a range of industries, including fisheries.

Preference will be given to those students who: are in their last year or second to last year of study towards their bachelor degree; demonstrate a commitment to tikanga Maori and te reo Maori; demonstrate a commitment to Maori, iwi, and hapu economic development; have provden academic merit and; are interested in building personal skills and expertise to support Maori/iwi economic and social development.

Characteristics sought:
* Te Ao Maori me te Ao Pakeha - Recipients will be capable, comfortable and skilled to walk in both worlds.
* Nga kawa me nga tikanga Maori - Recipients will be confident in your identity and culture.
* Whanaungatanga - Recipients will be well grounded amongst your people and committed to supporting their development.

Number of awards offered
Up to 30

Value
$10,000

Tenure of award
One Year

Closing dates for applications
Applications closed 30 April

How do students apply?
Download a copy of a PDF version of the Application Form from the weblink listed in contacts below and print it out OR download the Microsoft Word version and fill out as much as possible before printing and completing.

If you face delays gaining Whakapapa Certification or Tertiary Institution Confirmation, please feel free to scan and email through the incomplete Application in the meantime, and then provide the full application once available.

Submit the Application in one of two (or both) formats:

1. as a scanned document, with your photo, academic transcript and Personal Statement/Essay as separate attachments (scanned PDF or in other formats).
2. as a hard copy in the mail with hard copy attachments.

Send your completed application to:

Maori Education Trust
PO Box 11255
Manners Street
Wellington 6142

Decision makers
Scholarship committee, Te Putea Whakatupu Trust and Maori Education Trust

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Refer to Funder

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
It is envisaged that the recipients of this scholarship will be committed to the future economic and social development of Maori, iwi, hapu and whanau.
You must attend the Charting MaoriIndustry Futures Conference Nga Whetu Hei Whai - in Rotorua. Travel and accommodation costs will be met by Te Putea Whakatupu Trust.

Additional information
Declaration
Please read each statement and tick the box next to it if the statement is true; sign and date the form. If you cannot truthfully make each statement, you should not sign or send in the application.

Who else has information about this award?
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us on (04) 499 8041 or at info@maorieducation.org.nz

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Te Putea Whakatupu Trust

Phone:
Fax:

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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