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Te Waka Whakarei Career Changer Scholarship

A Te Waka Whakarei Career Changer scholarship supports you to change your career and follow your passion for te reo Māori. The scholarship provides financial assistance so the loss of income you experience while studying is not a barrier to obtaining a teaching qualification.The scholarship is designed to assist applicants studying to teach in Māori Medium immersion. If you are proficient in te reo Māori, have a wealth of life experience and want to become a kaiako, this could be the scholarship for you. 

Award value: $30,000 Number available: 90
Provider: Teachnz

Applications for 2024 Te Waka Whakarei Career Changer Scholarships are closed 


Open 19 September 2023 | Closes 17 October 2023

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, you must: 

  • be a domestic student, i.e. a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident 
  • be enrolled or intending to enrol in one of the approved initial teacher education qualifications listed on our website
  • be an unqualified teacher currently working in a centre or school (such as a Teacher Aide) have a Limited Authority to Teach or a kaiārahi I te reo
  • be changing your career or profession to teaching
  • be changing career or profession to teaching
  • have at least 12 years work experience or equivalent experience

For more information and to apply, please visit the Teachnz website.