TAPA (Tertiary Achievement in Pacific Ako) Awards

Closing Date 30 Jun 2024
Key details

Value Up to $2,000

Study level(s) Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Taught), Postgraduate (Research)

Subject area(s) Arts, Business / Management, Computer Science, Mathematics, Education, Health, Engineering, Law, Māori & Indigenous Studies, Science, Social Sciences


The Tertiary Achievement in Pacific Ako Awards is to recognise well rounded Pacific student leaders who actively contribute to the Pacific community, University of Waikato community and set an example for other students in academics and other areas of excellence.


For students who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and are of Pacific Island descent to pursue tertiary studies at the University of Waikato for a full academic year.


Before applying

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

How to Apply

  1. Read the guidelines

    Please ensure you read the regulations before you commence the application process.

  2. If you are new, complete an application to enrol

    You will need to do this BEFORE you can have access to apply for Scholarships and Awards.

    Application to enrol
  3. Apply using MyWaikato

    Once you have an account, log into MyWaikato and click on the ‘Scholarships’ tab to see the list of available scholarships

    Apply now

Note: If you are a current student or already have a University of Waikato account you will be redirected to the MyWaikato screen. Log in to MyWaikato, select the ‘Scholarships’ tab and choose the scholarship you wish to apply for from the list at the bottom of the page.