To be a Kupe scholar is to embody the great discoverer.
You must have a desire to strike out for far horizons and chart new territory on your journey to learn and grow.
You must embrace diversity and bring energy, intellect and enthusiasm to studying and teaching.
You must represent your whānau with pride and passion.
Although the bar is set high, if you're among the prestigious 30 chosen, you'll enjoy increased status and leadership potential with future employers.
If you're of Māori or Pacific descent and you can see yourself becoming an outstanding role model in early childhood, primary or secondary education, consider applying to become a Kupe Scholar. Only 30 can be chosen. Will you be among them?
As a Kupe Scholar you gain access to:
To be eligible, you are required to:
To find out more about approved teaching qualifications click here.
Fees and allowance payments are only paid upon meeting the requirements of a scholarship. To receive allowance payments you are required to be a full-time student (or have ‘limited full-time status’ from StudyLink) and pass all of your academic year.
Further terms and conditions apply.
You can apply online, or by post.
The notification date for the second application round is 12 March 2020.
Please be aware, that due to the limited availability of the Kupe Scholarship (30) they may all be allocated before the third round.
We hold cultural competencies, passion and life experience in the same regard as your academic history. Our application form is designed to let you show this off!
You can apply for multiple scholarships, but can only be granted one. Part-time options are available.
For more information and tips on applying click here.
Remember, we're here to help. If you have any questions, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us during business hours on 0800 165 225.
You can also learn more about our scholarships by watching the videos and exploring the links on the left of this page.