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Ngarimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships

Ngarimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships provide financial assistance to exceptional applicants of Māori descent who are undertaking tertiary study and who demonstrate characteristics consistent with members of the 28th Māori Battalion. 

Award value: $10,000 - $20,000 per year Number available: Up to 9
Provider: Ministry of Education
Contact: Email

2024 applications are closed.

Open 30 June 2023 | Closes 13 August, 8 September (VET)

The 2023/2024 Ngarimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship applications close Sunday 13 August 2023 for University study, and 8 September 2023 for vocational education and training.

In 2024, the Ngarimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Scholarship Fund Board will award:

  • Three Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarships, valued at $10,000 each
  • Three Undergraduate scholarships, valued at up to $30,000 each at $10,000 per annum for a maximum of three years
  • One Master scholarship valued up to $20,000: $10,000 per year of full-time study for up to two years



To be eligible for these scholarships, you must be

  • of Māori descent
  • enrolling in or already enrolled to continue tertiary study (Certificate and Diplomas (VET only), Bachelor Degree, Master Degree, Doctoral Degree)
  • able to describe ngā āhuatanga (characteristics) you possess that are similar to those of the 28th (Māori) Battalion soldiers. 

Application Criteria

  • confirmation of enrolment at a tertiary institution
  • written confirmation of your whakapapa by a kaumātua or Māori leader 
  • endorsement of your academic achievement and suitability to study or for VET applicants participating in 'hands-on' eligible programmes only, endorsement of your portfolio of work
  • a statement that demonstrates your language capabilities and experiences in the use of Te Reo Māori
  • statements about ngā āhuatanga (characteristics) you demonstrate that are similar to the 28th (Māori) Battalion soldiers.

For more information please visit the Ministry of Education website.