Scholarships for Māori learners
Find out where to look for scholarships for Māori learners.
Scholarships may pay costs, such as fees or accommodation, or give you money to support your study.
Find scholarships for Māori online
StudySpy's scholarship information
Search StudySpy’s website for New Zealand and international Māori scholarships by location, study level, provider and ethnicity.
Websites with scholarships for Māori
General Māori scholarships:
- Māori Education Trust - scholarships
- Ministry of Education - Ngarimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships
- Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu - scholarships and grants
- Crimson Education - scholarship and support for Māori learners applying to top-ranked universities
- MoneyHub - scholarships for Māori school leavers and undergraduates
Māori scholarships for specific areas of study or training:
- Fidelity Life - Pounamu scholarship for training to be a financial advisor
- GCSB - STEM scholarship for Māori or Pacific person who identifies as female
- Kia Ora Hauora - health scholarships
- Libraries Aotearoa - library and information management scholarships
- Ministry for Primary Industries - forestry scholarships
- Māori and Pasifika Trades Training - trade scholarships
- MacDiarmid Institute - scholarships and support for Māori science students
- Whitirea - Penguin Random House and Māori and Pacific Publishing Scholarships
Education providers' websites
Visit education providers’ websites to find out about their scholarships.
You can use our courses database to find website addresses and contact details for education providers, and see samples of scholarships.
Generosity New Zealand's database
Search Generosity New Zealand's givME database for scholarships. Access the database at:
- Citizens Advice Bureaus, public libraries and some community centres
- some secondary schools, universities and polytechnics.
Who to ask about scholarships for Māori
Find out about scholarships from:
- your school careers adviser
- Māori student support and liaison officers at the places where you're interested in studying
- iwi and Māori land trusts, and your whānau.
Updated 30 Nov 2023