The Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Board is pleased to offer scholarships totaling $20,000.00 to 
Post Graduate Tertiary Students in 2019

2019 Postgraduate online application form is now OPEN

Closing date:  4.30pm Friday 23rd  August 2019

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‘Kia Maanu Kia Ora’
Stay afloat to stay alive

Sponsorship is available to Ngati Whakaue children aged 0 to 14 years to assist with costs to attend SwimMagic Rotorua (formerly Rotorua Lakes Swim School) at Rotorua Lakes Council Aquatic Centre.

Successful applicants will be required to pay their enrolment fee each term. On their child meeting the attendance criteria, they will receive reimbursement of 75% of their term fee.
3yrs to 14yrs - 80% attendance         0 to 3yrs - 60% attendance.  

SwimMagic will provide a report to NWEETB at the end of each term. Those who do not meet the attendance criteria will not receive a refund, and will not be eligible for sponsorship in the next term, and for the remainder of the year.

Full details regarding eligibility criteria and sponsorship conditions are contained in the application form.

Applications open each year (subject to Board confirmation) late November, closing mid December, to enable processing and advice to successful applicants in time for Term 1 enrolment.

Application must be made each year for sponsorship.   Sponsorship rolls over term by term during the current year subject to swimmers meeting the attendance criteria.  Numbers are limited.

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Sponsorship programme is at capacity for 2019, no further applications will be received. 


Sponsorship for 2020 will open again late November, closing mid December.  Dates will be confirmed and advertised later in the year.
Please note that even if you have received sponsorship during 2019, you will need to apply again if you wish to continue during 2020 - first in first served basis.



Rotorua Primary School pupils Elodie Lines, 7, Cassis Sosaia, 7, and Xavian Sosaia, 9, with Rotorua Trust chairman Stewart Edward (left) and Ngāti Whakaue Education Endowment Trust chairman Malcolm Short. Photo / Supplied

A joint venture between Rotorua Trust and the Ngāti Whakaue Education Endowment Trust will see an extra $250,000 supporting programmes to help literacy and numeracy across the Rotorua district.

The Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board in conjunction with Toi Ohomai and MDA Experiences are proud to support the Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Adventure Tourism Scholarship Programme.

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2019/20 Scholarship Closed

The Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board in conjunction with Toi Ohomai and MDA Experiences are proud to support the Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Adventure Tourism Scholarship Programme. This scholarship is established to assist Ngati Whakaue descendants to obtain employment, training and junior leadership positions within the Adventure Tourism industry and obtain qualifications in various hospitality areas including:

  • Certificate of Adventure Tourism
  • Diploma in Adventure Tourism

Applications for the 2019 Scholarship are invited from:

  • Ngati Whakaue descendants of an original Owner in the Pukeroa Oruawhata Block; or
  • Descendants of one or more of the 6 Koromatua of Ngati Whakaue

Full information is contained in the documents below, please click on the links to view and print.  Hard copies may be obtained from NWEETB office.   

For all enquiries please contact Nick Chater at Toi Ohomai via email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

»Scholarship Prospectus
»Scholarship application form

Completed application forms must be submitted to Nick Chater at Toi Ohomai, as per the application document.

Applications CLOSED on Friday 16th November 2018.



These scholarships are offered to students specialising in study in the following areas:
  • Maori Education
  • Tikanga me te reo Maori
  • Maori Health
  • Maori social and economic development including Maori leader and entrepreneurship
Applicants for these scholarships will:

Be enrolled in either postgraduate research programmes of study at a recognised Tertiary Institution at either Masters or Doctoral level.  Applicants will be engaged in a FULL time capacity in either a Masters Dissertation or Thesis or similar research project, or a Doctoral Thesis reasearch project.  

Priority will be given to applications that -
- Demonstrate tangible outcomes and benefits to Ngati Whakaue - Te Arawa iwi (with specific relation to Maori education, Maori health, Tikanga me te reo Maori and Maori economic development including Maori leadership.  
Priority will be given to applicants who  (including legally adopted children):

- Are Ngati Whakaue descendants of an original owner in the Pukeroa Oruawhata block (view list of owners)
- Are Ngati Whakaue descendants of one or more of the 6 Koromatua of Ngati Whakaue (view list)
      Whangai will be considered in terms of the Board's Whakapapa Policy (2015).
- Are members of the other related hapu/iwi of Ngati Whakaue who reside in the Lake Rotorua basin.
- Are currently participating in the governance or management of existing Ngati Whakaue organisations or who plan to do so in the next three to five years.

Funds available will be distributed by way of
  • Two scholarships of up to $10,000 each e.g.
    Note: The distribution of funds may differ from that stipulated.  
  • Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment reserves the right to determine the scholarship distribution method including the right not to distribute scholarships dependent upon the quality of scholarship applications.
  • Payments of these scholarships will be by way of a one off seeding grant followed by a progress payment/s according to a successful project milestone (contracted) reporting process.
  • Ngati Whakaue reserves the right to use information collected for research purposes.
  • Successful applicants will not be eligible for a Ngati Whakaue Tertiary Grant (while in receipt of this scholarship).  If you have received a tertiary grant this year you may still apply, and this will be taken into consideration.
  • Successful applicants will not be eligible for this scholarship in successive years.
  • Scholarship recipients are required to complete set milestones.  The Board may at is discretion approve a deferment of a milestone report but reserves the right to recall monies already paid and/or cancel further payments for non-submission.
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  • Click on the link below to register (or login if you have previously registered for a tertiary grant since 2012). This is a one time permanent registration which you will be able to use for future NWEE grant applications)
  • Complete (or update if necessary) your profile page
  • A 'reference only' form is available from your profile page to assist with application preparation - you must submit your online form.
  • When you have completed and submitted your online form, return to your PROFILE page to print your cover sheet and whakapapa sheet (if applicable).
  • Forward your cover sheet, completed and verified whakapapa sheet and all attachments as listed in the cover sheet checklist, to the Secretary's office by the closing date.

Existing login:  If you have applied for/received a tertiary grant (since 2012) please use your existing login to access your profile page and online form.  Ensure you UPDATE your personal details.

New applicants 
will need to complete the registration process.
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The Postgraduate Scholarship online form is now OPEN

Closing date:  Friday 23rd  AUGUST 2019 at 4.30pm 
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