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Whai Ake Māori Scholarship - 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

Opened 7 February 2024 | Closed 21 March 2024

We want all tauira Māori who are new to tertiary education or new to Unitec to apply along with tauira who have studied with Unitec in the past.

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
  • have enrolled, full-time or part-time, in a Semester 1 undergraduate certificate, diploma or degree, or a postgraduate certificate or diploma (Level 3 to 8) that takes at least one semester of fulltime study to complete
  • be enrolled as a New Zealand Māori.

Please read the Scholarship Regulations for full details.

Selection Criteria

As part of our shortlisting process, we will give preference to tauira who are new to Unitec and 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

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