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 delighted 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 closing date for applications for the 2018 academic year has now passed. A call for applications for the 2019 academic year will be made in 2018.
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. Further information is available from the Business School.
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.