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.
»View Postgraduate Scholarship Policy
  • 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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Closing date:  Friday 23rd  AUGUST 2019 at 4.30pm 
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  • submit your online forms and lodge your supporting papers with the Secretary's office in ample time prior to the closing date.

  • Avoid last minute panic leading to incomplete applications and penalties.





Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment and Bay of Plenty Rugby Union are proud to announce this joint initiative.

Purpose:  To support the education benefits of rugby participation by Ngati Whakaue

Description:  NWEE-BOPRU grants programme will benefit Ngati Whakaue by:

1.  Assist in providing pathways that retain young talent in our region
2.  Raise profile of young Maori being successful in both education and sport
3.  Improve health of Maori youth through participation in sport
4.  Assist in growing future leaders
5.  Strengthen our clubs that are focal points for the community

Five Scholarships are available to Ngati Whakaue and application is on a first in first served basis. 
Successful applicants will enrol with the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union 2 year development programme. 
Applicants will be required to pay 100% of the annual enrolment fee $1,000 ($2,000 over 2 years) and upon successful progress 75% of their fee will be refunded [each year] to them by NWEETB.  A report will be provided by BOPRU.  

Applications close on XXXXX  

»LINK to application form

Application must be made on the official form.  Please print from the link above, or copies are available from NWEETB office.

 Link to policy document


In 2013 The Endowment and Sudima Hotels launched a joint venture scholarship to assist Ngati Whakaue descendants to obtain employment and training positions with Sudima Hotels, and obtain qualifications in various hospitality areas, including: 

Diploma/Degree in Hotel Management
Diploma/Degree in Hospitality Management
Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management
Diploma in Professional Cookery


2020 Scholarships

Applications are now open for the 2020 intake. 
2 Scholarships are available.

Documents may be downloaded here for printing, or hard copies are available from the Secretary's office, Deloitte Rotorua, or from Sudima Hotel.

»Application form

Closing date:  Sunday 17th November 2019
Note as per application form, completed documents are to be returned to Sudima Hotel, Rotorua (Megan O'Brien)

»Sudima Hotel

View video clip below by past scholarship recipient Awatere Douglas

(Te Reo Maori)



NWEETB Policy: » Click here to view




Peter Pomare Foundation Swim School (formerly known as Hinemoa Swim School). 
Sponsorship is available to Ngati Whakaue children aged 6 months to 14 years to assist with costs to attend Peter Pomare Foundation Swim School  - swimming at Rotorua Primary School

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         6 months to 3yrs - 60% attendance.  

Peter Pomare Foundation Swim School 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.


Applications are OPEN for sponsorship for Term 4, 2019

Closing date:  20 September 2019

APPLICATIONS for 2020 will open late November 2019.  




The following projects have either been or are currently supported by funding under the Board's Ngati Whakaue-Te Arawa Writers' grant programme.

Raimona Inia E OHO A 21st Century account filled with stories, whakapapa, waiata and images that have been collected, where possible, from the past and present Te Arawa elders purposely to ensure the perpetuation of Te Arawatanga.
(Published August 2018)
Dr Laurie Morrison The founding of the Te Arawa Women's Health League 1937 The important social history book as been timed to celebrate 80 years of Te Arawa Women's Health Leauge.  It reflects the lives of women and the impacts for children in the 1930s and early 1940s who were founding members as recorded in the 1937 Women's Health League Minutes books.
(Published December 2017)
Oratia Media /Paul Tapsell Pukaki - a comet returns, Paul Tapsell Reprint - Te Reo edition
(Published September 2017)
Te Kapua Hohepa-Watene Te Pātaka Kōrero a Te Hiko o te Rangi Hohepa This book will comprise the life story and a collection of works of Dr Hiko Hohepa.  As well as a biography, the book will include his kōrero on Te Arawa historical stories, tūpuna, marae, waiata, whaikōrero, contemporary issues and other topics.
(Published August 2016)
Cyrus Hingston Pou o Whakaue 2 (working title) A history of six Marae:  the tupuna, whenua, whare, tangata whenua and their memories of the Marae, the relationships to the ancestor Whakaue and Te Arawa whanui.
(Published July 2017)
Rawiri Rangitauira (Whanau) Moteatea of Ngati Whakaue  
Piatarihi Yates                       (Aunty Bea) Te Rau Aroha, The Kai Truck A children's story, written with sincerity, warmth and aroha. 
The beginnings, birthplace, name.  The tireless fundrising activities supported by the many communities, hapu, iwi including the children of Aotearoa.  The kai, treats, goodies - made, collected and sent overseas to fill the Kai Truck for the soldiers.
The warzone areas, the dangers and close calls; the shared stories and the importance of the Kai Truck to the Maori Battalion for all of us to remember and cherish.
The home of the Truck today - Waiouru army base.
(published December 2015)
Toni Cummins Mitai Rolleston
He Kanohi Kitea o Ngati Whakaue
A celebration of Ngati Whakaue, a celebration of the people and the many initiatives set up to secure the future of the Iwi in education, employment and the continuation of the reo.  Dedicated to my dad, the late Mitai Rolleston (Ngati Whakaue kaumatua).  It is a compilation of stories, photos and interviews of the key people involved in these initiatives.
(published July 2014)
Cyrus Hingston Pou o Whakaue
A book on eight Marae of Ngati Whakaue - the whenua, whare, tupuna, whakapapa, korero, hapu and whanau associated to each of those Marae.
(published May 2014)
Rangitihi Pene Kepa Ehau me ono wehewehenga Kepa Ehau me ona wehewehenga is a biography on a tribal leader and orator of Ngati Whakaue.
(published 2014)
Hamu Mitchell Ngati Whakaue - A History Ngati Whakaue - A History told through the deeds of its rangatira.  Here, from the first ancestors to settle in the Rotorua region through to the leaders of the nineteenth century, is the story of Ngati Whakaue.
(published 2013)
Aroha Yates-Smith He wahine ariki no Te Arawa (working title)

Hinetūāhōanga, Matuatonga, Pani, Horoirangi - wāhine ariki whose  kōrero are revealed through karakia/waiata/stories to educate and inform - the relationship between wāhine, iwi, taiao.