The Ngā Mātarae and Turirangi Te Kani scholarships are again available to tertiary students who are descendants of Tauranga Moana iwi (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngāti Pūkenga). These scholarships are provided through the Port of Tauranga, the Ngā Mātarae Charitable Trust and Tauranga Moana iwi.
Ngā Mātarae Scholarship
The Trustees of Ngā Mātarae Charitable Trust are pleased to offer the Ngā Mātarae Scholarship Programme. The Trust is a partnership between the Port of Tauranga and Tauranga Iwi with the primary purpose to promote the wellbeing of Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour. Applicants intending to undertake study in a discipline that will benefit the wellbeing of the harbour and who are descendants of Tauranga Moana iwi (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngāti Pūkenga) are invited to apply.
Turirangi Te Kani Memorial Scholarship
In recognition of the relationship with the Port of Tauranga and the respect Turirangi Te Kani held within the Tauranga community, a scholarship is offered within the area of the Tauranga Moana Trust Board, the Port of Tauranga is pleased to offer the Te Kani Memorial Scholarship Programme. Applicants will have affiliation with Tauranga Iwi and will have been resident (but allowing for schooling or University study outside the area) within the Tauranga Moana Trust Board area for the last five years.
An Applicant must be able to provide evidence of affiliation with Tauranga Iwi only (Ngāi Te Rangi, or Ngāti Ranganui, or Ngāti Pūkenga) and application eligibility requirements are outlined in the Application. An eligible application must include a completed Whakapapa Form showing the applicant’s primary line to show primary affiliations. The scholarship is $1,500 per year with recipients eligible for continued entitlement up to 3 years. This continued support is conditional on the recipient’s performance during the year and confirmation of plans to continue with the qualifying education in subsequent years. In the interests of fairness, any current recipient of one scholarship will be ineligible for the other scholarship.
Applications open in November 2021 and close at midday on Monday 31 January 2022. For more information on how to apply, and to download application forms please follow the link below.