Education Scholarships and Grants

Te Uranga B2 Incorporation supports education and skill development of owners and their descendants. Each year, the Committee of management will set a budget in support of education and skill development as a direct distribution of owners and their descendants.

In 2018, funding support has been set aside for the following areas:
 

Early Childhood Education

The 2018 Scholarship and Grant round has CLOSED and will open in February 2019.

Value: $50 per applicant

Eligibility: Owners and their descendants; members of whānau trusts (with whakapapa connection only)

Payment made: November

The Incorporation supports participation in early childhood education to improve the ability of our tamariki in mathematics, literacy, school achievement and school readiness.

Our aim is to make ECE more accessible to owners and their whānau by reimbursing $50 of ECE fees per year per eligible candidate. This will be awarded on a first in first served basis until allocated funding is gone.

Applications can be filled online or submitted in hard copy.

 

Other Support

There is a childcare subsidy already available from Work and Income. We encourage whānau to access this subsidy as well. Work and Income New Zealand Childcare Subsidy – information.

 

School Grant (Years 1 to 13)

The 2018 Scholarship and Grant round has CLOSED and will open in February 2019.

Value: $100 per applicant

Eligibility: Owners and their descendants; members of whānau trusts (with whakapapa connection only)

Payment made: November

The Incorporation is committed to supporting our owners and beneficiaries attaining a solid education foundation. Education and economic research show that gaining basic education ensures that people and their communities have the skills and knowledge to address their development needs, and is part of the solution to addressing issues of poverty.

At the same time, the Incorporation notes that the cost of primary and secondary schooling is increasing, which places undue stress on our whānau. Our aim is to lessen the financial burden of compulsory (Primary and Secondary) schooling for parents. However, due to limited resources, we are limiting our grants of $100 per year per eligible candidate, awarded on a first in first served basis until the available funding allocation is distributed.

Applications can be filled online or submitted in hard copy.

 

Tertiary Education

The 2018 Scholarship and Grant round has CLOSED and will open in February 2019.

Value: Up to five scholarships depending on number and quality of applicants

Eligibility: Owners and their descendants; members of whānau trusts (with whakapapa connection only)

The Incorporation supports higher education amongst our owners and beneficiaries. Participating in higher forms of education improves our peoples chances to enter more skilled labour and have access to jobs with higher incomes – with the ultimate goal of providing better opportunities for our whānau.  

We will continue to be guided by the five scholarships representing the legacies of our past leaders: Garry Houpapa, Koni Houpapa, Jack Wooster, Lily Kilgour and Moari Matena. We continue to have an interest in the areas that the five scholarships were dedicated to (management, law, resource, management, science, technology, engineering and culture) but are not strictly limited to these fields. We also note the increasing attention to areas that enable greater innovation in our world: science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Scholarships will be awarded based on excellence and commitment to te ao Māori. The value is set at $1,000 per scholarship, but may vary depending on the number and quality of applications (e.g. if there are two outstanding applicants, then the Committee of Management may award two scholarships at a higher value).

Applications can be filled online or submitted in hard copy.

 

'Me te huruhuru te manu ka rere'
'It's the feathers that make the bird' 

Click on a logo to see where and how you can apply for education grants.