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Grants and scholarships

Many owners and trustees of whenua Māori are committed to educating the next generation, as well as supporting kaumātua and Māori communities.

They may decide to use some or all of the income from their whenua to fund grants for kaumātua or scholarships for owners or their whānau, for such things as a contribution towards textbooks or course fees.

We can help set up grants on behalf of owners and trustees ensuring that all grant recipients meet the criteria set.

For more information contact us.

The Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship 

The Māori Trustee administers the Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial scholarship on behalf of the Māori Soldiers Trust. This includes promoting the scholarship and managing applications.

Applications are available to Māori studying at a tertiary level. Applications for this year closed on 1 May 2021.

The Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship was created by the Māori Soldiers Trust Act 1957 to promote higher education of Māori. Funding for the scholarship comes from Hereheretau Station, Wairoa, the major asset of the Māori Soldiers Trust.

This scholarship is administered in accordance with the Māori Soldier's Trust Act 1957.

To find out more information about the scholarship, download the application form. 

Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship - 2021 Application Form [PDF, 369 KB] 

To receive the application form by post or email, please call us 0800 943 682 (0800 WHENUA), or email [email protected]