Tū i te ora scholarship

About the scholarship

Northland Regional Council’s scholarship is to recognise and support students to undertake study, research or training that aligns with council’s areas of focus and mission of ‘working together to create a healthy environment, strong economy and resilient communities’.

There are eight scholarships valued at $3000 each to support students studying or training. Four of these are dedicated to Māori (who whakapapa to Te Taitokerau).

Eligibility criteria

The scholarship is available to students who:

  • Are a NZ citizen or permanent resident
  • Reside in, have family that reside in or have whakapapa to, Taitokerau
  • Are enrolled (or have an intention to enrol) in a recognised tertiary course of study that directly relates to council’s areas of focus
  • Are studying at an undergraduate or higher qualification level.


All applications must be received with the following supporting documentation by Sunday 14 February 2021.

  • CV - maximum of two pages
  • Proof of enrolment (or intention to enrol) in tertiary study such as a transcript, invoice or letter of confirmation
  • Two references (academic and character).

Important documents 

Guide to applying

Our guide to applying for the scholarship contains more detailed information about what you'll need to do before submitting your application using the online form below
Download - 'Tū i te ora Scholarship - A guide to applying' (PDF, 504KB)

Terms and conditions

Please ensure you have read and understand the following terms and conditions prior to applying.
Download - Tū i te ora Scholarship Terms and Conditions (PDF, 119KB)

Need help?

If you need some assistance, then you can get in touch by:
E: [email protected] | P: 0800 002 004

Online application form

Apply online for the Tū i te ora Scholarship. (Opens in a new window).