Waikato-Tainui offers a range of support through educational grants, subsidies and or health assistance.
This aligns with our Whakatupuranga 2050 strategic objective of advancing the social development of our people and growing tribal leaders which education plays a huge role. Below is a list of support available to tribal members to access. You will need to have your tribal registration details in order to access this information.
If you do not have this please contact 0800 82 46 82 to get this information or register to become a tribal member
Waikato-Tainui Tertiary Education Grant
Tertiary education grants are available to registered iwi members pursuing higher education, whether it is at a university, technical institute, private training entity or waananga.
Waikato-Tainui and Waikato District Council Waikato River Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded bi-annually. Preference will be given to registered tribal members who affiliate to one of the 39 Marae within the Waikato District Council area and/ or who reside within the Waikato District Council area.
Tumate Mahuta Memorial Scholarship
To apply for a Tertiary Education Grant and/or Scholarship, you must be a registered tribal member, residing in NZ and studying at a NZ Tertiary Institution to be eligible.
Waikato-Tainui and NZTA Heritage Protection Scholarship
Applicants must be undertaking undergraduate (NZQA levels 5,6 or 7) or postgraduate (NZQA levels 8 or 9) Archaeology study at either the University of Auckland or the University of Otago.
NZTA and Waikato-Tainui Kaapuia Ngaa Kaakaho Scholarship
The scholarship is aimed at students studying in the disciplines that benefit both Waikato-Tainui and the NZ Transport Agency. Examples include, but are not limited to: planning, engineering, surveying, environmental sciences, ecology and archaeology.
Waikato-Tainui and Department of Conservation Scholarship
Applicants must be undertaking undergraduate (NZQA levels 6 or 7) or postgraduate (NZQA levels 8 or 9) study in the areas of conservation, environment, marine, heritage planning and archaeology, to build the skills of Waikato-Tainui in these fields.
Harbour Asset Management Scholarship
Applicants must be undertaking undergraduate (NZQA level 7) or postgraduate (NZQA levels 8 or 9) study in the areas of finance, economics or accounting.
Waikato-Tainui Doctoral Scholarships
Waikato-Tainui will provide doctoral students the opportunity to apply for funding for up to three years of their full-time doctoral programme.