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Te Pou Aroha

Te Pou Aroha were established in 2019 to encourage Māori students who have achieved academic success, but are experiencing hardships that impact their studies. Recipients of any and all Māori focused scholarships are expected to be involved and participate in the Unitec Māori Community.

Award value: $1,000 Number available: Varies
Provider: Unitec Institute of Technology
Contact: Scholarships Team: scholarships@unitec.ac.nz

Background

Te Pou Aroha were established in 2019 to encourage Māori students who have achieved academic success, but are experiencing hardships that impact their studies. Recipients of any and all Māori focused scholarships are expected to be involved and participate in the Unitec Māori Community.

Please read Te Pou Aroha Regulations for full details.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • New Zealand citizen or holder of a New Zealand Permanent Resident visa
  • Currently enrolled in a full-time (exceptions may apply - see regulations) programme of study at Unitec (Level 3-8).
  • Completed at least one semester of study at Unitec AND passed more than 50% of courses in previous semester.
  • Have accessed Student Support Financial Assistance at Unitec.
  • Be enrolled as a Māori student

Selection Criteria

  • Financial Need, as demonstrated in the scholarship application.
  • Motivation to succeed in their chosen course, as demonstrated in the Scholarship application.
  • Commitment to benefiting their local and Unitec communities, as demonstrated in the scholarship application.
  • In addition to the above selection criteria, preference may be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following characteristics:
    • If you have a disability
    • If you are the first in your immediate family to pursue tertiary education (beyond school)
    • If you are a single parent

Application Details

Before starting an application, you should have the following ready as you cannot save or edit you application once you have started it:

1. Short Answers (100-150 words per each question) to the following questions:

  • Why have you chosen to study at Unitec, what motivates you to do well in your studies and the programme you hope to do?
  • What are your future goals and how do you plan to get there?
  • Give an example of how you have been involved and benefitted your whanau, hapu and/or Iwi.
  • Give an example of ways you have been involved with your local community and how you may have benefited it?
  • What ways do you plan to get involved in the Unitec Community?

Applications open June 11 and close August 5, 2019

Applications for 2019 have now closed