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New Scholarship - Te Rau Maunga / Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation Matariki Scholarship

The Foundation has launched a new scholarship in partnership with Te Rau Manga Joint Venture of Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara and Rayonier Matariki Forests. Applications are now invited for the Te Rau Maunga / Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation Matariki Scholarship. The scholarship is targeted to Māori tertiary students studying in the area of primary sector resource management.  The scholarship is open to students studying commerce, science, the environment or engineering, with a demonstrable interest in a career associated with the primary industries. The scholarship comes with an annual monetary award of up to $3,900. Applications are due by 31 August 2021 and should be made using the form available from tumuaki@kaiparangahere.com.

Masters Scholarship for Innovation in Science - Shannon Bentley

Shannon was the recipient of the Science Scholarship in 2019 and completed her thesis on wetlands restoration in June 2021. She plans to publish her thesis to a wider audience. He kōrero whakamihi tēnei ki a koe Shannon!

Masters Scholarship for Innovation in Science - Arna Whaanga

Arna was the recipient of the Science Scholarship in 2018 and completed her MMSt thesis in early 2021. She is now working towards a PhD. 

Masters Scholarship for Innovation in Science - Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis of the University of Auckland is the current recpient of the Science Scholarship, to support her master's research thesis in marine ecology where she is using seabirds as indicators of environmental stress and ecosystem mauri. In her project, Sarah will determine hormonal stress response and metal contamination of three seabird species, oi, tītī, and toanui. USing a mātauranga Māori lens, she hopes to use this knowledge to inform community harvesting and the health of marine ecosystems. The purpose of her research will also be to conduct a project that genuinely weaves together mātauranga Māori and wewstern knowledge systems that benefits Māori communities and further the rights of indigenous knowledge in academic spaces.
 

Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship at the Auckland Museum - Tracy Maniapoto

The Museum Scholarship is currently held by Tracy Maniapoto. The $10,000 scholarship supports and encourages Māori research and leadership, particularly in the field of cultural heritage. Tracy Maniapoto, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Atihaunui-ā-Pāpārangi and Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, is completing her PhD in Māori Studies at Massey University’s Te Pūtahi-a-Toi (School of Māori Knowledge). As a doctoral student, Tracy is exploring the relationships between te reo Māori revitalisation, adult language learners, GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) cultural heritage institutions and Māori social and cultural aspirations. Tracy's research is part of a Marsden project on the contribution that GLAMs are making to the revitalisation of te reo Māori. 

 

The Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship for Innovation in Science

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.

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The Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship at the Auckland Museum

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 Award for Studies in Business

The Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation in association with the University of Auckland Business School has established an award to support emerging, entrepreneurial and professional Māori who wish to complete post graduate study in Māori business. The award is administered through the University of Auckland.

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Te Rau Maunga / Sir Hugh Kawharu Foundation Matariki Scholarship

The scholarship is targeted to Māori tertiary students studying in the area of primary sector resource management.  The scholarship is open to students studying commerce, science, the environment or engineering, with a demonstrable interest in a career associated with the primary industries. The scholarship comes with an annual monetary award of up to $3,900. Applications are due by 31 August 2021 and should be made using the form available from tumuaki@kaiparangahere.com.