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Ngā Taonga Mātauranga o Ngā Pou Mana Scholarships

Ngā Pou Mana are proud to be able to provide the Ngā Taonga Mātauranga o Ngā Pou Mana scholarships and awards to tauira and kaimahi Māori. Ngā Pou Mana have established yearly scholarships in collaboration with PHARMAC. The awards are to support Māori allied health workforce development, so that people can continue study and to grow professional and cultural practice.

Award value: $1,500 to $2,000 Number available: Up to 8
Provider: Ngā Pou Mana
Contact: Email

Unitec students who are studying in an allied health pathway, at any level,or studying to build their understanding of Te Ao Māori, are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. For an overview of the different scholarships offered, please go to the Ngā Pou Mana Scholarships page.

Applications for 2023 are closed. 

Open: 6th October 2023 | Close: 19th October 2023


You must be of Māori descent and be able to provide some details of your whakapapa


for Category 2 - Ngā Pou Mana Kete Aronui mō te tauira: You must be studying in an allied health pathway at any level (certificate, diploma, degree, postgraduate, masters, PhD or doctorate)

for Cateogry 3 - Ngā Pou Mana Mātauranga Māori: you must be a member of Ngā Pou Mana and entering into study or are in study to build your understanding of Te Ao Māori.

Note: Medical, Pharmacy and Nursing students and professionals cannot apply for Ngā Pou Mana awards.


The application form is available to download when applications are open.