Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia serves to uphold the vision of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, to soar and fly like the Kāhupōkere, to the highest heavens – Kia rere arorangi te Kāhupōkere ki ngā taumata tiketike.  In education that translates to mean to achieve in education to the highest levels possible.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia provides a range of services and support that go towards enabling whānau to soar to the lofty heights of education success and achievement. 


Education Grants 2018


2018 Education Grants are now closed for ECE, Primary & Intermediate and Secondary level. 

Education Grants for Tertiary level will be staying open all year.  Please allow up to two months for Education Grants to be processed. If you have any pātai email

Click the button below to apply for a Tertiary Education Grant.

Ngāti Whātua O Orākei AUT Community Partnership Scholarship 2019 

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in recognition of its partnership with Ngāti Whātua O Orākei has established undergraduate scholarships to increase participation, retention and success of Māori (of Ngāti Whātua O Orākei descent) who have demonstrated the academic potential to succeed at tertiary level.

As well as recognising academic achievement in students of Ngāti Whātua O Orākei descent, these scholarships recognise potential leadership ability and contribution to the school and community.  

Who can apply?

Applicant must be a registered Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei hapū member. Register now here;

Applicants must be enrolling for the first time, in a full-time programme of study at AUT.

Scholarship Value

An award of $6,500 (Awarded for one year only)


Open now – Closing 1st September 2018

Click here for more information and to apply for the scholarship





Whitecliffe College of Arts and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Scholarship 2019

The scholarship offers one full-year (120 credits) of fees for consecutive study for one Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei hapū member that is enrolled in a bachelors or postgraduate programme in 2019. Applications close on 1st December 2018 for programmes beginning in Semester One. For more information about the scholarship click here.To look at programmes offered at Whitecliffe College of Arts click here!



Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Victoria University Partnership Scholarship 2018

This scholarship covers 50% of all fees for the year you are studying. To be eligible you must be enrolled in a programme at the university and apply for an education grant in the year of study. 
NB: If you are first-year and staying in a hall residence and you are eligible for free fees, 50% of costs of accommodation can be paid instead of fees. 

We will be in contact with you once you make a grant application. 

Click here check out what’s on offer at Victoria University


NOTE: You must be a registered member of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to be eligible for any of these initiatives.

If you have any questions regarding these schoalrships, please don’t hesitate to contact Shazeaa below:

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