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Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial scholarships (close 10 Oct 2013)


Promising Māori students are encouraged to apply for the prestigious Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial scholarships, which this year marks the 70th anniversary of  Second Lieutenant Te Moana Nui a Kiwa Ngārimu’s death and the awarding of the Victoria Cross to his parents.

Below is the information about the scholarships and award offered.

The scholarships have a long history of recognising Māori who demonstrate adaptability, intelligence, perseverance and mana. Six scholarships worth between $10,000 and $30,000 per year are available.

Applications for the scholarships and award are available on the Ministry of Education website www.minedu.govt.nz/NgārimuScholarships.

Applications close on 10 October 2013 at 5pm.


Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Confirmation of being enrolled at a tertiary institution in 2014
  • A verified tertiary academic transcript

Masters Scholarship

  • Confirmation of being enrolled in a Masters degree at a tertiary institution in 2014
  • A verified academic transcript.

Doctoral Scholarship

  • Confirmation that your university’s Doctoral Committee has approved your “full enrolment” status in the PhD programme
  • Committed to submitting your thesis before December 2015
  • Evidence of near completion of studies
  • A favourable commendation from your Chief Supervisor

Manakura Award

  • Able to describe your role as a leader and achievements within your area of interest
  • Able to provide evidence of any initiatives of engagement and the contributions being made to promote Māori leadership in your area of interest.


  • Three Undergraduate Scholarships: $10,000 per year of full time study, for up to five years
  • One Masters Scholarship: $15,000 per year of full time study, for up to two years
  • One Doctoral Scholarship: $25,000 per year of full time study, for up to two years. The Doctoral scholarship is to support doctoral candidates throughout the final 24 months of study.
  • One Manakura Award: $30,000 for one year.

The Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board are looking for applicants who meet the criteria, are of Māori descent, and possess characteristics that are considered consistent with those of the 28th Māori Battalion.

Recipients will be selected in 2013. The Scholarships and Award will be awarded and paid in accordance with milestone periods from 2014 year.

Scholarship payments will be pro-rated where recipients complete less than a year of full time enrolled study.
In commemoration of the bravery shown by Second Lieutenant Te Moana Nui a Kiwa Ngārimu and the members of the 28th Māori Battalion, these scholarships are designed to financially assist students of Māori descent attending a recognised tertiary institution.

The Manakura Award recognises an individual who may not be studying at a tertiary    institution, but displays leadership skills in their field of interest. For the first time this year, applicants can apply, or be nominated, for this award.

Tēnā koe. If you submitted your application between Thursday 25th July and Tuesday 30th July or Monday 19th August and Thursday 22nd August, it is possible that it was not received by the Ministry due to technical issues we have were experiencing during this time. We apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused.

The technical issues are now fully resolved, but if you have submitted an application please email ngarimu.scholarship@minedu.govt.nz to confirm we have received it.


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