Applications close soon for Tū i te ora Scholarships

10 Nov 2022, 11:39 AM

Time is running out for applications for Northland Regional Council’s Tū i te ora Scholarships.

Would-be recipients have until Friday 18 November to apply for one of the six scholarships which each include $4000 to assist with study costs, plus – for the first time – a paid full-time work experience with NRC from mid-November 2023 to mid-February 2024.

This is the fourth year council is awarding the scholarships, which recognise, encourage and support students to undertake study that relates to council’s environmental and regulatory functions, whilst contributing to council’s vision ‘Our Northland – together we thrive’.

Council’s environmental and regulatory functions include these areas:

  • Biodiversity
  • Biosecurity
  • Climate change
  • Environmental planning and policy
  • Environmental science and data analysis
  • Flood and natural hazard engineering and management
  • Geographic information system (GIS)
  • Land management
  • Water management.

The scholarships have a specific aim to build Māori capacity within Te Taitokerau, with three of the six scholarships earmarked for Māori who whakapapa to Te Taitokerau.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who live in Northland (or have family that does) or whakapapa to Te Taitokerau.

They must also be enrolled (or have an intention to enrol) for semester one of 2023, in a recognised tertiary course of study that relates to council’s environmental and regulatory functions and be studying at an undergraduate or higher qualification level.

Full eligibility criteria and application form are available from

All applications/supporting documentation must be submitted online by Friday 18 November 2022.

Once the application period closes, a selection panel from the council’s Human Resources, Community Engagement, and Māori Engagement teams will review them. Shortlisted applicants will be subject to an interview.