Scholarships to support ngā uri ō Tuperiri


Kia rere arorangi te

kāhu pōkere ki ngā taumata tiketike

To soar and fly to the highest

heavens like the kāhu pōkere

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:

Scholarships for Kura

Check out the scholarships on offer for our tamariki in school (Year 6-9)


  • 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.

    To be notified when February 2024 submissions officially open, click here

Scholarships for University

Check out the scholarships on offer within the Tertiary space. 


  • 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.

    Applications are now open for submission. Please click here to apply.
  • 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.

    To be notified when submissions officially open, click here.

  • 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. Applications are open for submission now.

  • 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. To be notified when submissions officially open, click here.

  • Scholarship coming soon.

    To be notified when submissions officially open, click here.

  • Scholarship coming soon.

    To be notified when submissions officially open, click here.

Get in touch!

Contact Rehua Tunks our Collective Impact Kaiārahi for more info & support!