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Maori Scholarships resource

The following scholarships are only available to Maori students at secondary school and are administered by the Maori Education Trust.

Maori and Polynesian Secondary School (Course) Scholarships
For Maori and Polynesian students attending any State school or registered private secondary school. Payment is only available where there is no secondary school the student can reasonably be expected to attend which provides a course of instruction appropriate to the student’s need while the student lives at home. The scholarship is renewable. Closing date: 7 December 1999, Value: $1990,
Number: Variable

Maori and Polynesian Secondary School (Distance) Scholarship
For Maori or Polynesian students attending a State or registered private school, where there is no secondary school the student can be reasonably expected to attend, because of distance. This scholarship is renewable provided the student’s
home address does not change. 70 scholarships of $1990 per year. Closing date 7 December 1999.

Maori and Polynesian Special Needs Scholarship
Available to students who are physically or emotionally at risk in their current environment and must move to another area for schooling. This scholarship is renewable provided the student continues to require assistance. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Variable amount of scholarships of $1990 offered per year.

Maori Education Trust “Top-up” Scholarship
For students who are awarded a Maori and Polynesian Secondary Scholarship and may need additional funding. No application necessary. Variable numbers of $310.

The Regional Health Authorities Maori Health Scholarships

Available for sixth or seventh form Maori Students who academic ability and who are studying Science and Mathematics. Closing date: February 14 1998 Value $500 Number 20.

R J Graham Secondary School Scholarship
Scholarship for 6th and 7th form Maori students with demonstrated academic
merit, studying Te Reo Maori and/or English, Information Technology and/or
Science. Forty scholarships offered of $500. Closing date for applications 31
March 2000.

Rose Hellaby Secondary School Scholarship
Scholarship to assist third form students with the purchase of a school uniform and school books. Based on financial need and academic merit. One hundred scholarships offered of $500. Closing date for applications 31 March 2000.

Sister Anne Henry Secondary School Scholarship
Scholarship available to direct descendants of the Reverend John Laughton’s family. If no applicants fill this criteria it is open to students of Tuhoe descent, then to other Maori. One scholarship of $700 is offered. Closing date for applications is 14 February 1998.

Ti Maru Trust Secondary Scholarships
This scholarship is available to third form Maori students with demonstrated financial need academic ability and aptitude, who wish to attend a secondary boarding school. Closing date: 31 March 2000, Value: $1,000 Number: 8

Ti Maru Trust Secondary Scholarship and Maori Education Trust Overseas Scholarship to assist Maori students at fifth, sixth or seventh form level with
overseas travel who have qualified for programmes such as AFS or Rotary
Exchange. Closing date: 31 March 2000, Value: Up to $1,500 Number: 20

Sister Annie Henry Secondary Scholarship
This scholarship is available firstly to direct descendants of the Reverend John Laughton’s family, then to those students of Tuhoe descent, then to other Maori.
Closing date: 31 March 2000, Value: $700, Number: 1

VW & LM Rosier Scholarships
This scholarship is available for seventh form Maori students with academic merit, studying Maths and two Science subjects in the seventh form. Closing date: 31 March 2000, Value: $500 Number:6

For any of the above scholarships contact:
Maori Education Trust
PO Box 3745
WELLINGTON
Ph: (04) 801-8041
Fax: (04) 801-8046

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