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Whai Ake Māori Scholarships - Teina

The Whai Ake mentoring programme aims to provide a strong support system for Māori students who are new to tertiary education. Whai Ake is about growing Māori student leadership capability, increasing first-year completions, and lifting Māori student academic success and retention overall in tertiary study.

The scholarship is designed to support Whai Ake tauira to engage with their culture throughout their journey at Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka. This scholarship also provides financial support for education-related costs.

Award value: $2,000 Number available: Up to 15
Provider: Unitec Maia Māori Centre
Contact: Jonyne Mariu-Komene jkomene@unitec.ac.nz

2022 Applications are Closed

Open 24 March 2022 | Closed Wednesday 6th April 2022 

Eligibility for Whai Ake Māori Scholarship - Teina

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a domestic student, i.e. a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident
  • be enrolling for the first time at Unitec
  • be starting your first semester of a Certificate, Diploma or Degree Level programme at Unitec in Semester 1, 2022
  • be enrolled as a New Zealand Māori.

Please read the Scholarship Regulations for full details.

Selection Criteria

We want all tauira Māori who are new to tertiary education or new to Unitec to feel welcome to apply. As part of our shortlisting process, we might give preference to tauira who are aged between 18 - 25 years. However, your responses to the application questions and  in interview, are important to our final decisions. 

Need help or have more questions? Email the Whai ake i te Ara Tika Academic Co-ordinator Jonyne Mariu-Komene jkomene@unitec.ac.nz.

Still want more info? Find out more at Whai Ake Scholarship.