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Te Pou Hiranga

This scholarship is for high achieving Māori learners in undergraduate degree programmes who are motivated to make a positive different in society. 

Ākonga who can demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to applying the essence of Ako – where everyone teaches and everyone learns - are encouraged to apply.  

Award value: $2,000 Number available: Varies
Provider: Unitec
Contact: Email our Scholarships Team if you would like more information: or book an appointment with our Scholarship advisor.

Unitec recognises that financial support is an important consideration for our ākonga in managing their study goals. The scholarship provides both financial support and mentoring opportunities.

Applications for 2023 are closed.

Open 2nd November 2022 | Closes 20th March 2023



To apply, you must:

  • be a domestic student, i.e., a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • be enrolled as a Māori student;
  • have completed and passed a minimum of 60 credits within your current undergraduate degree (level 7 programme) at Unitec;
  • be continuing in your current programme of study as a full-time (or pre-approved part-time) student; and
  • have a GPA of 6.0 (which equates to a B+ average) or above, in your most recent semester of study for graded courses, or all PASS grades for Pass/Fail courses.

Please read the 2023 Te Pou Hiranga Scholarships Regulations for more information.

Selection Bases

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

  • GPA scores;
  • responses to the scholarship questions; and
  • may give preference to learners who demonstrate that financial support will have an impact on their ability to continue their studies.