Otago Polytechnic

Scholarships

Otago Polytechnic offers a range of scholarships for Māori students. These scholarships provide you with financial support - so that you can focus on your learning.

 

Rūnaka Scholarships

The purpose of this scholarship is to acknowledge the contribution students make to their rūnaka and local community. It is offered to four students (one from each of the four local Rūnaka), for study in a chosen programme at Otago Polytechnic. Full fees are paid for the duration of study.

To be eligible:

  1. You must already be registered with one of the four local Rūnaka:
  1. You must meet the academic entry criteria for your chosen programme of study.
  2. You must be a domestic student.
  3. You must pass your academic studies each year with a minimum of 50%.
  4. Your study must be continuous.
  5. You must be enrolled in a full-time, full-year course.


Applications for this scholarship open in September. Check back then for more information.

 

Mana Pounamu Scholarship

The purpose of this Scholarship is to celebrate Māori who have been nominated as recipients of Mana Pounamu Young Māori Achievers Awards. It is offered to all senior/final year recipients of the Mana Pounamu Young Māori Achievers Award.

 

Mataawaka Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to Māori students who whakapapa outside the Kai Tahu rohe and are studying at Otago Polytechnic. The scholarship covers one year of tuition fees. It has been developed between Otago Polytechnic and local Kai Tahu rūnaka.

To be eligible:
1. You must be of New Zealand Māori descent and not have whakapapa to Kāi Tahu.
2. You must meet the academic entry criteria for your chosen programme of study.
3. You must be a domestic student.
4. You must be enrolled in a full-time, full-year course at Otago Polytechnic.
5. You must live in the Otago region and study at one of the Otago campuses.

Please note: You will not be eligible to apply if you have previously received an Otago Polytechnic fees-paying scholarship.


Applications for this scholarship open in September. Check back then for more information.

Find out more information about other scholarships offer by Otago Polytechnic

 

Māori Education Trust 2017 

The Māori Education Trust 2017 Scholarship Programme is now open, and offers scholarships to secondary and tertiary students who meet the respective scholarships' criteria. There are undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships available. 

Find out more information about undergraduate scholarships.

Find out more information about postgraduate scholarships


Interested in applying for a scholarship? 
Contact us at tepunakaowheo@op.ac.nz
Your iwi may also provide funding for tertiary education, it is worth looking at their websites as well.


Other scholarships
Take a look at more scholarships and iwi funding on offer to Māori students at Otago Polytechnic.