Nau mai ki tēnei paetukutuku o te Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation : He wawata mo ngā wheturangi
HE PITOPITO KORERO - 2018
Masters Scholarship for Innovation in Science for 2018 - Riki Parata
The Foundation is pleased to announce the award of the Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship for Innovation in Science for 2018 to Riki Parata. Riki recently completed a BSc in Geology through the Southern Institute of Technology, and is now enrolled in a MSc in Biology at Waikato, with scholarships from both the Foundation and NIWA. During the last three years of full time study Riki has had various roles supporting Ngāi Tahu ō Murihiku whānui with respect to environmental management issues. He affiliates with Ngāi Tahu o Hokonui Rūnanga based in Gore where he was raised, and has also been involved in activities with the wider Papatipu Rūnanga ō Murihiku. Nei ra ngā mihi nui ki a ia, e te wheturangi o Ngati Awa me Ngati Tuwharetoa. He whakamihi tēnei ki a koe mo toū kaha i te ao Māori, me te mihi anō hoki mo tōu maramatanga, tōu tohungatanga mo tātou te iwi Māori.
The Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship for Innovation in Science is a $10,000 scholarship for Māori students engaged in masters level study in the sciences. The Scholarship is provided by the Foundation and administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi.
The Scholarship comprises a grant of $10,000 and is offered by the Foundation in partnership with the Auckland Museum. The Museum administers the scholarship.
The Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation in association with the University of Auckland Business School has established a new scholarship to support emerging, entrepreneurial and professional Māori who wish to complete a masters degree in business.