Te Ara Whānui Scholarship

Not currently accepting applications

Value: Up to $20,000 over three years

Study Level: Entrance/School Leaver

Subject Area: Any

Closing Date: 31 August 2023


Te Ara Whānui Scholarship recognises the importance the University of Waikato assigns to fostering, developing, and protecting excellence of Māori, and kapa haka, kaupapa Māori, tikanga, reo and/or mātauranga Māori.
Te Ara Whānui can be translated to mean the broad pathway, and is taken from the saying, Te Ara Whānui a Tāne. This is the pathway Tāne climbed into the heavens to seek knowledge, which he returned to earth as a treasure for all people. It is fitting, therefore, that this Scholarship provides a platform for Māori students to strive for excellence in a programme of study at the University of Waikato and to awaken and widen knowledge of Māori.

Before Applying:

Please ensure you read the 'Guidelines on Applying for School Leaver Scholarships' before you commence the application process.


For domestic students who are studying towards NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent) in 2023 and have cultural excellence in Māori, have achieved NCEA Level 2 (or equivalent) with at least Merit, and are intending to enrol full-time (120 points) at the University of Waikato in 2024.