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He pounamu: Ngā karahipi mo ngā tauira Māori – Scholarships for Māori students

July 4, 2013

Careers New Zealand’s website has information on how to plan your career, get a job, or find information about training – and most of it’s useful for everyone.

During Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) it seems appropriate to point out that we have a page of information about scholarships for Māori students.

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Study can be hard enough without money worries as well

It’s worth spending some time checking these out - many scholarships are not awarded, because people haven’t applied for them.

Remember that what’s showing on our page is only a start – there are many more listed in the Breakout Database.

You may have to go to a public library, or the careers service of your training institution to access this pātaka of taonga – and it may take an hour or two to search through it  – but you could be thousands of dollars a year better off! Some of the scholarships are for serious amounts of money so it could be the best hour of your life you’ve ever spent!

For instance:

The Sir Hugh Kawharu Masters Scholarship for Innovation in Science

The Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship for Innovation in Science is a $10,000 per annum scholarship for study at masters level in the sciences, tenable for up to two years.  The purpose of the Scholarship is to support and encourage masters level study by Maori in the sciences.  Applications for the 2014 Scholarship close on 30 August 2013.

When you are studying, every bit of “putea tautoko” helps – e kī ana te kōrero (as the saying goes):

More information about general scholarships 

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  1. July 9, 2013 3:43 pm

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