Aotearoa Scholarship Trust

Scholarship applications are now open


Get rewarded for your achievements

Every year, the Aotearoa Scholarship Trust (AST) helps tauira achieve their higher education by paying some of their study costs.

If you’re studying towards a degree or higher qualification in the following academic fields, you’re invited to apply for a scholarship that could award you up to $10,000.


Nine scholarships available

Standard scholarships – $3000 each

You can apply for as many scholarships as you like – as long as you meet the criteria.


Dr Buck Nin Award for contemporary Māori art

Preference given to tauira studying Degree or Diploma in Rauangi.

Mike Watson Award for Māori art

Preference given to tauira studying Degree or Diploma in Whakairo.

Rewi Panapa Award for Social services

Preference given to students studying all qualifications in Social work, supervision and community support.

Dr Diggeress Te Kanawa Award for Toi

Preference given to students studying Degree or Diploma in Raranga.

Tāne Taylor Award for Te Reo rangatira

Preference given to students studying Degree or Diploma in Te Reo.

Te Hiringa Teaching Scholarship for Education and social services

Preference given to students studying Degrees in Education.

He Waka Hiringa Scholarship for Angitū

Preference given to students studying Masters of Applied Indigenous Studies.


Te Matatini Kapa Haka scholarships – up to $10,000

This scholarship is specifically for tauira studying towards He Waka Hiringa – Master of Applied Indigenous Knowledge, with a subject focus in Kapa Haka.


First year - $5000

Second year - $10,000

How to apply

  1. Download the application form
  2. `Fill it in completely
  3. Include all supporting documents
  4. Post to: National Tauira Success Team, Te Wānanga O Aotearoa, PO Box 6076, Hamilton
  5. Or courier us at: National Tauira Success Team, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Mangakōtukutuku Campus, 254 Ohaupo Road, Glenview, Hamilton.

Applications must be received by us by Thursday 31 May 2018.

For more details

See the AST brochure for standard scholarships.

Email the National Student Support Centre (ast@twoa.ac.nz).

View our Frequently Asked Questions.

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