Tertiary Scholarships

Important Update 

07 December 2022

Whawhakia ngā hua hei kai mā te iwi

In 2021 a relationship between Māori Education Trust and Ngā Tangata Tiaki Group was established.  Previously all tertiary scholarships were administered internally. Since the forming of the relationship there have been a significant increase of scholarship recipients. The connections that Māori Education Trust has formed over the past 60 years is testament towards the deep seeded connections and ongoing relationships across the tertiary sector. We are excited to continue to develop the relationship between the Ngā Tangata Tiaki Group and Māori Education Trust as we move into the next 60 years.

E tupu i tōu whakatuputanga

If you have any pātai or need support, please contact our Kaiarotahi - Kiri Wilson at kiri@ngatangatatiaki.co.nz

Applications Open – Thursday 07 March 2024

Undergraduate applications must be received by:
Friday, 31 Haratua (May), 2024 by 4:00pm

Postgraduate applications must be received by:
Friday, 30 Paengawhāwhā (April), 2024 by 4:00pm.

Applications for 2024 Grants are available online via the Maori Education Trust or by the following link

Please ensure:
- You are registered on the Whanganui Iwi Register. Scholarships are open to those who whakapapa to hapū and marae of the Whanganui Rohe and are registered on the Whanganui Iwi Registrar.
- You have proof of enrolment in a recognised tertiary institute or training establishment



Previous Tertiary Scholarship Recipients

Watch the videos below to learn more about some of our scholarship recipients and how Te Mana o Te Awa has assisted them in their journey.


2018 Te Mana o Te Awa Tertiary Scholarship Recipient - Poipoia Te Taonga Poa
2018 Te Mana o Te Awa Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient - Meri Haami
2017 Te Mana o te Awa Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient - Jacob Robinson
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Do you whakapapa to the Whanganui River? Would you and your whānau like to be registered on the Whanganui Iwi Database? What does that mean?

It means that you get sent pānui and updates on kaupapa related to the Whanganui River and Te Awa Tupua, the people and the river from the Mountains to the Sea. You can also apply for the different grants that are advertised on our website and facebook page.

If you are already on the database and need to up date your details please head to the database or send us an email at office@ngatangatatiaki.co.nz