The 2020 education funding programme is now closed for applications for 2020

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In keeping with Ipukarea, our strategic plan, the investment in education for our hapū provides the pathway to empowerment, employment and mātauranga; putting you in charge of your own opportunities.

As kaitiaki of our legacy, we encourage our whānau members to seek knowledge across a range of skills that will support the development and advancement of our hapū.

Our education programme places emphasis on skills and subjects that our whānau will need for the future workforce, as well as skills that will enhance and preserve mātauranga Māori.

Raising the level of general education and training and increasing employment opportunities for all whānau members is our goal. So while some of our funding streams focus on specific skills and subjects, any application in-line with this goal will be considered, at all levels of learning.

The awarding of the Scholarships and Grants is at the discretion of the Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust Board.

Download Te Toi Huarewa o Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa – Education Framework
UPdated education framework 2020

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Owners of the Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust residing or studying in Aotearoa are eligible to apply.

Submit only one application for the highest award you are eligible for. If unsuccessful, your application will be automatically considered for another category.

 

Please note: In order for NRAIT staff to process your application you must ensure that all information requested has been provided and your contact details are up to date - including a working email address. Your application cannot proceed until your details are completed and correct. CONTACT US FOR SUPPORT.

 

Grants and Scholarships 

  • Tāpiki-Nuku Grant - Primary Education Grant

    Award

    • $100 for primary (years 1-8) school students
    • One award per member per annum

     

    Eligibility

    • Open to primary school students who are:
      • Registered Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust members
      • Enrolled with a recognised New Zealand school (including kura kaupapa, charter and correspondence schools)
      • Resident of New Zealand and current New Zealand bank account details provided

     

    Other requirements

    • Provision of evidence of enrolment or other supporting documentation as required
    • Whānau and recipients will be required to make themselves available for interviews and Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust promotional activity following the course

     

    Apply now

  • Tāpiki-Waho Grant - Secondary Education Grant

    Award

    • $300 for secondary (years 9-13) school students
    • One award per member per annum

     

    Eligibility

    • Open to secondary school students who are:
      • Registered Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust members
      • Enrolled with a recognised New Zealand school (including kura kaupapa, charter and correspondence schools)
      • Resident of New Zealand and current New Zealand bank account details provided

     

    Other requirements

    • Provision of evidence of enrolment or other supporting documentation as required
    • Whānau and recipients will be required to make themselves available for interviews and Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust promotional activity following the course

     

    Apply now

  • Tāpiki-Aweawe Grant - Education Grant

    Award

    • For study of certificates, diplomas, degrees, postgraduate study, trades training, adult education.
    • The number and value of the grants awarded will be determined by the Education komiti.

     

    Eligibility

    • Be a registered member of Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust.
    • Be enrolled with a New Zealand tertiary institute or training provider.   
    • Be a resident of New Zealand and have a current New Zealand bank account.
    • Provision of confirmation of current year’s enrolment.
    • Provision of a current year’s receipt of fees, if applicable.

     

    Merit Top Up

    Education grant recipients are eligible for top ups as follows:

    • Grades- on attaining a B- grade average or better, an education grant recipient receives an additional top up of up to 50% of the initial grant awarded on verification of results.  They will also qualify for a Tertiary Scholarship in the following year (if applicable).
    • S.T.E.A.M. – if studying a S.T.E.A.M. subject, a top up of up to $250 is provided, 1 per year.
    • Te Reo – if studying a te Reo subject, a top up of up to $250 is provided, 1 per year.
    • Wellbeing – if studying a wellbeing course, a top up of up to $250 is provided, 1 per year.
    • Trades – if studying a pre-trades course or apprenticeship, a top up of up to $250 is provided, 1 per year.
     

    Apply now

  • Toi o Ngā Rangi Grant - Te Reo/Tikanga Grant

    Award

    • Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust supports members in their Te Reo/Tikanga journey.
    • The number and value of grants awarded will be at the discretion of the Education komiti.

     Eligibility

    • Be a registered member of Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust.
    • Be enrolled at a recognised tertiary institute or training provider. 
    • Be a resident of New Zealand and have a current New Zealand bank account.
    • Provide confirmation of current year’s enrolment.

      Other Requirements

    • Applicants are required to describe how their study will empower them, their whānau, their hapū and Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust.
    • Recipients will be required to attend Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust events and activities on request.

     

    Apply now

  • Uru Tau - Tertiary Scholarship

    Award

    • For study at certificate, diploma, degree or postgraduate level - also trades training and adult education.
    • Applicants must show how their programme of study/research contributes to the business objectives or social deliverables of Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust.
    • There is an expectation that the recipient will contribute to Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust during the term of their scholarship.
    • The number and value of scholarships awarded is to be determined by the Education komiti.

     

    Eligibility

    • Be a registered member of Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust.
    • Be enrolled with a New Zealand tertiary institute or training provider. 
    • Be a resident of New Zealand and have a current New Zealand bank account.
    • Provision of confirmation of current year’s enrolment.
    • Provision of a current year’s receipt of fees paid, if applicable.
    • Achieved a ‘B-’ grade average or equivalent for previous study.
    • Field of study must contribute to the core business objectives or social deliverables of Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust.
    • Successful applicants must sign and return a funding agreement before the award is released at which time 50% of the scholarship will be awarded.  The balance will be paid on provision of evidence of successful completion of the year’s study.

     

    Other Requirements

    • Applicants are required to describe their involvement in Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust’s kaupapa over the past 12 months and explain how the Trust can balance its economic, social and cultural objectives. The quality of these responses and the above criteria will determine how this scholarship is awarded. Refer to Te Pae Mahutonga for more details.
    • Applicants studying towards S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) and business related programmes of study/research will be given preference in consideration of this award.

     

    Apply now

  • Uru Rangi Scholarship - Postgraduate Scholarship

    Award 

    • For study at post graduate level.
    • Applicants must show how their programme of study/research contributes to the business objectives or social deliverables of Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust.
    • There is an expectation that the recipient will contribute to Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust during the term of their scholarship.
    • The number and value of scholarships awarded will be at the discretion of the Education komiti.

     

     Eligibility 

    • Be a registered member of Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust.
    • Be enrolled at a recognised tertiary institute or training provider. 
    • Be a resident of New Zealand and have a current New Zealand bank account.
    • Provide confirmation of current year’s enrolment.
    • Achieved a ‘B+’ grade average for taught awards, or confirmation of re-enrolment for a research award.
    • Successful applicants must sign and return a funding agreement before the award is released at which time 50% of the scholarship will be awarded.  The balance will be paid on provision of evidence of successful completion of the year’s study. (If studies are not completed within the year, and studies are at Masters level, then confirmation from the supervisor will suffice).

     

    Other Requirements 

    • Applicants are required to describe their involvement in Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust kaupapa over the past 12 months and explain how the Trust can balance its economic, social and cultural objectives. The quality of these responses and the above criteria will determine how this scholarship is awarded.  Refer to Te Pae Mahutonga for more details.
    • Applicants studying towards S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) and business related programmes of study/research will be given preference in consideration of this award.
    • Postgraduate study must be equivalent to NZQA Level 8 or higher.
    • Have not previously been awarded this scholarship.

      

    Apply now

  • Uru Matua Scholarship - Supreme Scholarship

     Award

    • For study at post graduate level.
    • Applicants must show how their programme of study/research contributes to the business objectives or social deliverables of Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust. 
    • There is an expectation that the recipient will contribute to Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust during the term of their scholarship.
    • The number and value of scholarships awarded will be at the discretion of the Education komiti.

     

      Eligibility

    • Be a registered member of Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust.
    • Be enrolled at a recognised tertiary institute or training provider. 
    • Be a resident of New Zealand and have a current New Zealand bank account.
    • Provide confirmation of current year’s enrolment.
    • Achieved a ‘B+’ grade average for taught awards, or confirmation of re-enrolment for a research award.
    • Successful applicants must sign and return a funding agreement before the award is released at which time 50% of the scholarship will be awarded.  The balance will be paid on provision of evidence of successful completion of the year’s study. (If studies are not completed within the year, and studies are at Masters level, then confirmation from the supervisor will suffice).

     

     Other Requirements

    • Applicants are required to describe their involvement in Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust kaupapa over the past 12 months and explain how the Trust can balance its economic, social and cultural objectives. The quality of these responses and the above criteria will determine how this scholarship is awarded.  Refer to Te Pae Mahutonga for more details.
    • Applicants studying towards S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) and business related programmes of study/research will be given preference in consideration of this award.
    • Have not previously been awarded this scholarship.

       

    Apply now

  • Tāwhaki-nui-a-Hema Scholarship - Mātauranga Māori Kaitiaki Scholarship

    Award

    • For study at post graduate level – Masters or PhD.
    • Applicants study should interlink with Mātauranga Māori and be of relevance to the people of Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa.
    • There is an expectation that the recipient will contribute to Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust during the term of their scholarship.
    • The number and value of scholarships awarded will be at the discretion of the Education komiti.

     

    Eligibility

    • Be a registered member of Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust.
    • Be enrolled at a recognised tertiary institute or training provider. 
    • Be a resident of New Zealand and have a current New Zealand bank account.
    • Have a strong academic record or life experiences and contribution to the community.
    • Award paid out annually, 50% upon award of scholarship, 50% on completion of year’s study subject to satisfying all eligibility criteria.

     

    Other Requirements

    • Applicants must demonstrate how their study fits within the Trust’s social and cultural objectives.  Refer to Te Pae Mahutonga for more details.
    • Applicants must provide details of any leadership and representative roles held during the last five years.
    • Applicants will be interviewed by a panel from the Education komiti.
    • Applicants must have the capacity to carry out project-based mahi with Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust.
    • Applicants must supply their proposed thesis title (if applicable).
    • Requirement of presentation to Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust’s AGM during course of study.
    • Expectation of participation in Ngāti Rārua Ātiawa Iwi Trust alumni or other wānanga during and after study.
    • Successful applicant must sign and return a funding agreement before the scholarship is released.
    • Have not previously been awarded this scholarship.

     

    Apply now

  • Individual Sports and Cultural Grants

    Award

    • Individual awards up to $500.

    Eligibility

    • Open to members who are registered with the Trust
    • Confirmation from a national organisation of selection to a national team for an international or national fixture or event

    Other requirements

    • Paid upon receipt of confirmation of representation at a national level or event

     

    To apply for a sports or cultural grant email info@nrait.co.nz and/or phone 03 548 0770 to speak with the NRAIT office. 

  • Tautoko Putea Grant

    Award

    • Individual: not less than $200 and no more than $800 will be allocated upon application. Only one application per individual per year will be accepted
    • Groups/organisations: not less than $300 and no more than $1,000 can be allocated upon written request. Only one application per group / organisation per year will be accepted.

    Eligibility

    • At least one of the participants must be a descendant of a Ngati Rarua or Te Atiawa tupuna ki Motueka or the activity must be of direct benefit to Ngati Rarua Atiawa lwi Trust owners.

    Other requirements

    • The benefit of the allocation is to be for the owners.
    • The total amount being applied for for the activity - NRAIT's contribution will only supplement the cost of the activity.
    • Successful applicants to report back to NRAIT after their events have concluded.


    Applications are available year round, and are only available by contacting info@nrait.co.nz.