Ngati Manawa Iwi Education Scholarship (Academic - 3 Years)

Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year; Undergraduate (returning)
Closing Date(s): 30 July 2019
Tenure: Three year tenure. Successful students must maintain a B+ average
Award for: Māori students
Number offered: One
Value: $15,000 - $5000 per year for three years

Description

This scholarship is offered to a top academic student who is exhibiting early signs of strong, ethical leadership, and being a positive a role model and future iwi leader.

History

This scholarship is funded by Ngāti Manawa Charitable Trust in conjunction with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Manawa, for the purpose of encouraging and financially supporting the successful pursuit of tertiary qualifications and leadership development for Ngāti Manawa.

Eligibility

School Leavers will need a minimum NCEA rank score of 240 (obtained from study in Year 12) to qualify for consideration. This is equivalent to a CIE rank score of 300 or an IB predicted score of 32. Current Victoria students will require a B+ average. Applicants will need to display a positive contribution in other areas of university, community or iwi life. For example, taking up leadership roles, in sport, business and innovation, cultural, music and the arts, the environment and te reo Māori, mātauranga Māori me ōna ahuatanga katoa.). Successful students must maintain a B+ average.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be a registered beneficiary of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Manawa, Murupara. Applicants will need to be an enrolled full time student of Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Successful students must maintain a B+ average.

A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.

Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.

Scholarship specific documentation

  • Provide a personal statement introducing themselves to the Grants Committee and to include a commitment by the student to ‘give back’ to the iwi in the future, and to state how s/he might do that.
  • Provide written and signed references (from non-direct whanau sources) that speak to the students’ deservedness for the scholarship. The referees will need to state their relationship with the student (for example former school dean or teacher, sports coaches, church or cultural/marae/iwi leaders, employee) and should outline the student’s skills, talents or personal qualities that they have observed.

Selection process

The scholarship will be decided upon by 2 x Ngati Manawa Rūnanga or Charitable Trust trustees (or their nominated representative/s) along with 1 University representative, either the DVC (Māori) or her nominee.

Additional information

The scholarship will be paid in 2 instalments each year and cease, should a student end full time study. Scholarship recipients are strongly encouraged to contribute positively to the university marae by volunteering some time to support the role and function of the marae, or by supporting other Ngāti Manawa/Māori students to have a positive university experience.

Regulations and conditions

  1. A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
  2. All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme (full-time will be at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) within the stipulated criteria and tenure of the scholarship. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
  3. The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
  4. The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
  5. Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria during the tenure of this scholarship or fail to achieve a satisfactory progress, partial repayment of the Scholarship will normally be expected. Recipients must advise the Scholarships Office if they intend to withdraw.
  6. Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
  7. At the discretion of the Deciding Authority, the application of the terms and conditions of the Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or to avoid hardship to any candidate for the Scholarship.

Contact

Scholarships and PhD Admissions Office
scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz
pg-research@vuw.ac.nz
summer-research@vuw.ac.nz
Phone +64 463 5557