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.

Scholarships for University

Check out the scholarships on offer within the Tertiary space. 


  • 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.

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

    • The applicant must be a registered Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei hapū member.
    • Applicants must be enrolled or intending to enrol into a full-time programme at AUT.
    • 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.

  • 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.

    The scholarship offers one full-year (120 credits) of fees for consecutive study.

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

    • New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
    • Be a registered member of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei 

    For more information and to apply, click here.

  • Unitec is offering (up to 3) scholarships valuing at $2,500 each for registered Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei 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.

  • 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 is offered twice a year for a tenure up to three years with a value up to $5000 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. 

  • This scholarship gives students who are descendants of Ngāti Whātua with potential in digital media and design the equivalent of 100% off one year of undergraduate degree-level tuition fees toward your chosen programme.

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

    • a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
    • a descendant of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
    • able to meet the entry criteria for your chosen programme

    Application Deadlines:

    • 3 June 2024 for July 2024 intake
    • 6 January 2025 for February 2025 intake
    • 2 June 2025 for July 2025 intake

    For more information and to apply, click here.

  • Scholarship coming soon. Kia mau tonu mai.

Get in touch!

Contact Shakela Salim for more info & support!