In collaboration with our partners, we have established partnership scholarships as part of our ongoing relationships to achieve Whakatupuranga 2050. Partnership Scholarships have a core objective, - to support and promote ongoing educational opportunities to suitable Waikato-Tainui tribal members, with a focus on priority pathways.
The following partnership scholarships are available:
• The Department of Conservation Scholarship is available to tribal members who are enrolled in degree or postgraduate study in Conservation, Environment, Marine, Heritage Planning and/or Archaeology.
• The Waikato District Council Waikato River Scholarship is available to tribal members who are enrolled in degree or post-graduate qualifications majoring in Planning, Resource Management, Environmental Science and/or Engineering who can demonstrate their study’s alignment to the restoration and wellbeing of the Waikato River.
• The Waikato-Tainui and NZTA Kaapuia Ngaa Kaakaho Scholarship is available to tribal members who are enrolled in undergraduate or postgraduate study in Planning, Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Science, Ecology and/or Archaeology.
• The Waikato-Tainui and NZTA Heritage Protection Grant is available to tribal members completing tertiary study in archaeology at the University of Auckland or the University of Otago.
• The Tainui Group Holdings Harbour Asset Management Grant is available to tribal members completing an Accounting, Finance and/or Economics undergraduate degree who can demonstrate their understanding of long-term intergenerational investments for iwi.
• The Simpson Grierson Scholarship & Internship is available to undergraduate law students studying at the University of Waikato who can demonstrate their understanding of the importance of governance, asset management and/or public policy for iwi.
• The NIWA Masters Scholarship is intended to support a student completing a Masters research project on Maatauranga Maaori relevant to developing treatment of agricultural drainage water using wood-chip bioreactors or filamentous algae nutrient scrubbers, and potential benefits to mahinga kai in downstream drainage ditches. Successful applicants would have an interest in Maatauranga Maaori related to environmental restoration, a commitment to contributing to tribal environmental initiatives and experience in freshwater ecology and mahinga kai.
Open for applications now, closes Sunday 30th June 2019.