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Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Scholarships

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Scholarships were established in 2021 to encourage Māori students to pursue tertiary education at Unitec. Registered members of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei are invited to apply for this scholarship for study from a Level 3 Certificate through to a Masters Degree at Unitec.

Award value: $2,500 Number available: Up to 3
Provider: Unitec
Contact: Email our Scholarships Team if you would like more information: or book an appointment with our Scholarships advisor.

Open and Close Dates

Open 8th April 2022 | Closes 23rd May 2022

Application Form

Eligibility for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Scholarships 

To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:
be a domestic student, i.e., a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident.
registered member of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
be enrolling for the first time at Unitec in 2022.
be starting in a programme from Level 3 to 9 (from Level 3 undergraduate certificate through to Master’s degree level) that takes at least one semester of full-time study to complete.
Be enrolled as a Māori student


Please read the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Scholarship Regulations for more information.

Selection Bases

The Selection Committee will review all eligible applications and make award recommendations based on a combination of:

  • responses to the scholarship questions;
  • Unitec priority group goals – namely to achieve parity for Māori, Pacific and Under 25 students, and enhance the success of Disabled and Neurodiverse learners, sole parents, and ākonga with carers responsibilities; and
  • Preference is given to students enrolling in Engineering, Construction, Sciences and/or Health, Digital Technology and/or Multi-Media, Professional Services and Teaching programmes