The objectives of the Waikato-Tainui & Waikato District Council Waikato River Scholarship are:
  1. To raise awareness of the Vision and Strategy for the Waikato River;
  2. To support Waikato-Tainui rangatahi undertaking studies that may contribute to restoring the health & wellbeing of the Waikato River, specifically in the areas of Planning, Resource Management, Environmental Science, Ecology Studies or Engineering.

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.

Applicants must be undertaking undergraduate (NZQA levels 6 or 7) or postgraduate (NZQA levels 8 or 9) study. 


Selection criteria for the scholarship will include:
  1. Confirmation of 2018 enrolment
  2. Official name of qualification
  3. List of course subjects
  4. Certified invoice of your course costs
  5. Start and finish date of course
  6. Study type (full or part time)
  7. Year of study (2nd year or more)
  8. NZQA level of course (6, 7, 8 or 9)
  9. Previous year academic results transcript (only applicable if you have previously received a tertiary ed grant) Note: Applicants must have passed a minimum of 75% of the previous year’s courses to be eligible for further Scholarships
  10. Current CV
  11. Verified bank account details

Items 1-8 need to be on tertiary institution letterhead.

The maximum number of Waikato-Tainui Tertiary Grants a tribal member can be awarded is three (3) at NZQA levels 2-7.

The 2018 enrolments have now closed. 

The 2018 enrolments have now closed.

Call 0800 824 684 to find out when the next application period will be for 2019.

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