19 Mar 2021

E te iwi!

Are you a registered iwi member of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou and enrolled in a course of tertiary study for 2021? 

Toitu Ngati Porou, the charitable trust subsidiary of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou and its partners are pleased to offer tertiary education grants for the 2021 academic year.

Applications and supporting information must be received by 5.00pm on Friday the 30th of April 2021.


You are eligible to apply if:

  • You are a registered Iwi member of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou;

  • You are enrolled at a New Zealand Tertiary Provider in 2021

Unsure if you are a registered Iwi member of Ngati Porou?

For further information visit Register With Ngati Porou or contact registrations@tronp.org.nz

Selection criteria

There may be more eligible applicants than there are grant funds to distribute.  Therefore, Toitu Ngati Porou will give preference to applicants who:

  • have achieved strong academic results to date; and/or

  • are contending with extra-ordinary financial hardship.

Course of Study

Grants and scholarships are available to eligible persons undertaking undergraduate or post-graduate studies at a New Zealand Tertiary Provider.

Grants available

In 2021 the education grants on offer are -

  • up to $2000 for post-graduate studies; and

  • $500 for undergraduate (diploma or degree level) studies

In addition there are a number of grants and scholarships available through our partners;-

Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington

Through our partnership with Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), there are five post-graduate and twenty undergraduate grants.

EIT – Manini-tua Scholarship

The Manini-tua scholarship is a partner scholarship between Ngati Porou and EIT and aims to support iwi members studying in areas of strategic significance to Ngati Porou. This scholarship will cover the tuition cost for one year of course fees.  Five scholarships are available for full-time students. 

Online Application 

Toitu Ngati Porou welcomes all eligible applicants to apply by completing an online application and uploading supporting information to the online portal.  To start your online application click here.

Supporting Information

You are required to provide the following supporting information: -

  • Evidence of most recent and relevant academic record

  • Encoded bank deposit slip or bank verification of your bank account number

  • Evidence of your enrolment confirmation

  • Curriculum Vitae

If you have any queries, please contact the Toitu Ngati Porou Education Administrator by email edgrant@tronp.org.nz