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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

In 2023, the Ngarimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Scholarhisp 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
  • Three Graduate scholarships, valued at up to $20,000 to $40,000 each 

Applications for 2022 are now closed   

  • Applications for the Undergraduate, Masters, Masters of Education Research, and Doctoral Scholarships close on Wednesday 17 August 2022
  • Applications for the VET scholarships close on Friday 9 September 2022


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.