TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NGATI POROU
Te Runanga o Ngati Porou receives numerous queries regarding funding for grants and scholarships. At this stage, Te Runanga o Ngati Porou, does not provide education grants for iwi members. We currently have an educational fund invested so we will be able to offer a larger pool of money as educational grants in the near future.
Ngati Porou Whanui Forests Ltd has the Hansol Scholarship for Forestry and related study for beneficiaries of land blocks involved in the Ngati Porou Hansol Forestry Joint Venture; (attached here)
Some national scholarships which may be suitable for Ngati Porou students may be:
1. Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship, administered by Maori Soldiers Trust and information is at http://www.maoritrustee.co.nz/ ;
2. Maori Education Trust also has scholarship information on their website http://www.maorieducation.org.nz/ .
There are also some land blocks in Ngati Porou, some of which give education grants to shareholders children and mokopuna.
There is a national database called BreakOut which is New Zealand's primary source of funding information for students, researchers, sports people, artists and those wanting professional development. Look at http://www.fis.org.nz/ for how to access. In Tairawhiti you can access it for free at the following offices:
EAST COAST REAP
Gisborne Education Centre Cnr Kahutia and Bright Streets Gisborne
06 868 4186
INTERNAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT, GISBORNE
Level 2, Wilson James Building, 77 Peel St, Gisborne
06 868 1915
Old Post Office Building Tikitiki
06 868 4186
WAIROA TAIRAWHITI REAP
cnr Queen and Paul Streets Wairoadot.com Building Wairoa
06 868 7213