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 2019 - Arna Whaanga
The Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship for Innovation in Science has been awarded to Arna Whaanga (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Rakaipaaka), who is working towards completion of a Masters of Māori Studies at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. Arna’s thesis will examine contemporary kaitaikaitanga in the context of initiatives such as Predator Free Mahia and the Rongomaiwahine Coastal Marine Title application that is currently being processed by the Office of Treaty Settlements. In her research, Arna aims to bridge and find parallels between matauranga Māori and environmental science. The Scholarship is for Māori students engaged in masters level study in the sciences who demonstrate leadership potential. Arna is a strong and committed advocate for her hapū and iwi environmental and community interests and a deserving recipient. He whakamihi tēnei ki a ia mō tana kaha i te ao Māori, me te mihi anō hoki mō tana māramatanga, 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.