Using land income for grants and scholarships
Many land owners and trustees are committed to educating the next generation, and supporting kaumatua and Māori communities. They may decide to use some or all land income to fund grants for kaumatua, or scholarships for owners or their whānau (eg contribute towards textbooks or course fees).
Managing grants & scholarships
Grants: We can help set up grants on behalf of land owners and trustees. We also ensure that all grant recipients meet the criteria you've set.
Scholarships: We manage scholarships on behalf of trusts. This might include advertising the scholarship, receiving applications and notifying applicants of the outcome.
Sir Āpirana Ngata Memorial Scholarships
The Sir Āpirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship that we manage on behalf of the Māori Soldiers Trust. It's funded by the trust's major asset, Hereheretau Station, and aims to promote higher education among Māori. The scholarships are:
- generally between $1,000 and $3,000.
- open to all Māori studying at a polytechnic, wānanga, university or other tertiary institution – but preference is given to descendants of Māori who served overseas during World War I.
Applications for the Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship for 2019 are now closed. Applications for 2020 will open in the new year.