Tertiary Education Partnership Scholarship

The Waikato-Tainui Tertiary Study Partnership Scholarships are available to tribal members who have met the criteria for the tertiary grant. These Partnership Scholarships are funded by partners of Waikato-Tainui and are designed to support tribal members studying priority subjects, in addition to the general tertiary grant funding, across a range of priority fields of study.

Waikato-Tainui & Waipaa District Council Scholarship

The Waikato-Tainui & Waipaa District Council Scholarship is open for tribal members studying Planning/Strategic Planning, with particular reference to Waipaa Community Spatial Plan, Ahu Ake. However, Waipaa District Council are also interested in candidates from the Communications and IT fields, as a more general interest.

The scholarship will be awarded to one, potentially two, individuals. Consisting of a $6,000.00 cash scholarship and the potential for an internship/cadet ship opportunity within the Waipaa Council (dependant on openings at the time).


Waikato-Tainui & Ngaati Wairere and Stevenson Te Ara Tuupuna Pukemokemoke Scholarship

The Waikato-Tainui & Ngaati Wairere and Stevenson Te Ara Tuupuna Pukemokemoke Scholarship is available to tribal members in their 2nd or 3rd year of undergraduate or postgraduate study in the Taiao/Environment space. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognise and grow up-and-coming Ngaati Wairere uri who show promise as future leaders in the area of te taiao.

The scholarship will be awarded to two individuals, each receiving $5,000.00.


Waikato-Tainui & Nga Muka Development Trust and Enviro NZ Scholarship

The Enviro NZ and Nga Muka Development Trust Partnership Scholarship is available to tribal members studying environmental sciences, civil or environmental engineering, planning or water sciences, or more general interests in waste minimisation. With preference towards tribal members registered to Nga Muka Marae (Ookarea, Taniwha-Tangoao, Waikare, Maurea, Horahora) and their second year of study (or above) towards an undergraduate qualification.

The successful recipient(s) will be expected to participate in marae-based projects in their field of study. Recipient(s) may be given an opportunity to gain real-world industry experience with an Enviro NZ student placement. The total fund available for scholarships is up to $20,000.


Waikato-Tainui & Ruru Limited Scholarship

The Ruru Limited Scholarship is open for tribal members studying surveying, engineering, or civil engineering. This $10,000.00 scholarship has the potential to also include an internship/cadetship opportunity for the right candidate. So be sure to put your best foot forward to unlock the full capacity of this scholarship opportunity.

Te Whakakitenga o Waikato Incorporated (“we” or “us” or “Waikato Tainui”)

Terms and Conditions

  1. Registered Waikato-Tainui tribal member
  2. Successfully awarded a Waikato-Tainui Tertiary Education or Tumate Mahuta Memorial Grant in 2023.
  3. Your course must align to a core focus area of a Partner.
  4. Provide a Personal Statement explaining why you are an ideal candidate
  5. Must reside permanently in New Zealand.
  6. Confirmation of enrolment into qualification, level, subject area and tuition fees
  7. Identification provided on file such as birth certificate, driver’s license or passport
  8. Official bank deposit slip (must contain bank logo, account name and number)
  9. Fully completed application form

Only one grant application is available per individual in any financial year period. If no tuition fees are being charged by the tertiary institute, no grant payment will be made available.

Failure to provide the above information may result in your application being declined. Sole discretion to accept, withdraw or decline a grant application that does not meet criteria rests with us. Decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Applications are open until 5pm Friday 3 November 2023.

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Applications are now closed for FY24.

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Note we're closed for a break between 19 December 2022 – 6 January 2023.