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Toi Tupuroa has been focused in supporting whānau to realise their educational aspirations through scholarships for the past five years.

In doing so, we have engaged with a range of education providers to enable our whānau to access quality education with less of a financial burden. Institutions include Unitec, Victoria University, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), University of Auckland (UoA) Whitecliffe and King’s School.

In 2022, we partnered with the Māori Education Trust to further support the education journeys of our hapū. The fruits of this relationship has seen a direct investment of $50,000.00 into whānau homes.

Below is a brief description of the scholarship, its benefits, and outcomes we’ve achieved to date:


Baradene of the Sacred Heart & Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Scholarship

Baradene of the Sacred Heart & Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Scholarship 2024

The Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Baradene College of the Sacred Heart Scholarship is a 50/50 scholarship for students who display leadership potential and have all round ability. The scholarships are available annually to two girls who are in Year 6 at the time of application and are registered Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei members.

To be eligible, you must:
• Be a registered member of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
• Be in Year 6 at time of application
• Supply the required documentation

School covers 50% of fees from year 6-year 13 totalling a $19,000.00 investment for one girl. The whānau will cover the remaining 50% fee and any other extra-curricular costs.

Please note: It is recommended that you should complete an enrolment form prior to filling this scholarship application out. Click here for enrolment info.

Applications close: 5:00pm Friday 31 March 2023


Applications open for for tamariki entering Year 9 in 2023.

Applications are now open for InZone Education Foundation for tamariki entering Year 9 in 2023.

Read on for information about InZone, the application process and our fees.

About InZone

InZone supports rangatahi to achieve their full potential academically and in their sporting and cultural activities. We do this by providing kāinga (hostels) which are “InZone” for high performing schools, Auckland Grammar School and Epsom Girls’ Grammar School. We partner with the schools to enable our students to achieve top educational outcomes.

Within our kāinga, we create a supportive, whānau oriented and culturally appropriate environment that will give our rangatahi every opportunity to succeed. Our foundations are Māori kaupapa and the Christian faith and our values are embedded in our care. Our rangatahi quickly develop a sense of belonging within our kāinga. They are immersed in the home-like environment and each student is supported by caring and empathetic staff – we often say we strive to look after our rangatahi just as any “good parent would”.

Through their time at InZone, our rangatahi are exposed to a multitude of growth opportunities: leadership; personal; academic; cultural; Community and post-school transition.

The application process begins with our online form.

Applicants must first complete the form and then send the supporting documents to InZone at info@inzoneeducation.org.nz

Supporting documents are:

  • Rangatahi Statement (in his/her own handwriting)
  • Parent/Guardian Statement
  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate
  • Latest School Report
  • Immunisation Records
  • Any Parenting orders/Caregiving arrangements
  • Any Agency Reports

There will be two rounds of applications.

Round 1

  • Deadline June 12
  • up to 50% of places will be allocated
  • Interviews to take place 27th June to 8th July

Round 2

  • Deadline September 1
  • Interviews to take place 19th September to 30th September

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in each round.

Boarding fees

To ensure InZone’s life changing opportunity is available for all Māori and Pasifika rangatahi, we aim to keep our whānau Boarding Fee as affordable as possible. Every rangatahi in our kāinga receives an InZone scholarship which significantly subsidises their boarding fee. To be able to do this, it is necessary for us to fundraise a significant portion of the actual cost which we could only do with the help of generous donations from individuals, charitable entities and our annual fundraiser.

The 2023 InZone Fees payable by whānau is $9,850 per annum. If you are eligible for the Ministry of Education Boarding Allowance, the whānau contribution is $3050.

Read more about the Ministry of Education Boarding Allowance here:

If you have any questions about InZone Education Foundation or the application process, please get in touch with us on 09 630 7374 or via email.


Auckland University of Technology (AUT) & Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Scholarship - Open Now

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) & Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Scholarship

We’d like to introduce the Auckland University of Technology – Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Scholarship.

This scholarship available for an NWO registered uri and plans to study full-time for a full year. The scholarship value is $6,500

Check out some of the information below:

Eligibility Criteria:

1. The applicant must be a registered Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei hapū member.
2. Applicants must be enrolled or intending to enrol into a full-time programme at AUT.
3. Applicants will be expected to obtain a minimum University Entrance and gain admission into a full-time programme of study at AUT University.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Application closes November 30th 2023

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design Scholarship - Open Now

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design Scholarship

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei have partnered with Whitecliffe to provide whānau with a tertiary scholarship. The scholarship is available for exceptional candidates of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei uri applying to enrol in any Whitecliffe undergraduate or postgraduate qualification programme

For more information and to apply, click here.

Application closes February 1st 2023


Unitec & Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Scholarship - Open Now

Unitec & Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Scholarship

Unitec is offering a scholarship valuing at $2,500 for registered NWO uri enrolled into a full-year full-time course.

This scholarship is to cover educational related cost and to support students to continue with their studies.


Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei has partnered with Unitec to provide uri with scholarships to pursue tertiary education at Unitec. The scholarship provides both financial support and mentoring opportunities in the first year of study.

To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  •  a domestic student, i.e., a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident.
  •  a registered member of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
  • enrolling in a Unitec programme from Level 3 to 9 (from Level 3 undergraduate certificate through to Master’s degree level) that takes at least one semester of full-time study to complete.
  • enrolled as a Māori student

For more information and to apply, click here

University of Auckland & Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Arts Scholarships - Opening Soon

Auckland University and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei have arranged up to 5 scholarships for NWO registered uri who study a Bachelors or Post Grad degree under the Faculty of Arts. Successful applicants will have a GPA of at least 4.00

This scholarship reoccurs annually with a value of $3,500 per recipient

This initiative will develop benefits for students of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei by supporting Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to reach their education goals.

Click here for more information. Applications opening soon

If you have any pātai about these scholarships or need assistance email

Rehua on rehuat@nwo.iwi.nz