Tū i te ora scholarship

About the scholarship

Northland Regional Council’s new 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 four scholarships valued at $3000 each to support students studying or training. Two of these are dedicated to Māori (who whakapapa to Te Taitokerau).

Eligibility criteria

The scholarship is available to students who:

  • Are NZ citizens or permanent resident
  • Reside in, have family that reside in or have whakapapa (a genealogical connection) to, Taitokerau
  • Are enrolled (or have an intention to enrol) in a recognised tertiary course of study that directly relates to activities that council delivers
  • Are studying at an undergraduate or higher qualification level.


All applications must be received with the following supporting documentation by Friday 14 February 2020.

  • CV - maximum of two pages
  • Completed Personal Statement Form (download this form below)
  • Proof of enrolment (or intention to enrol) in tertiary study
  • 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 the 'Tū i te ora scholarship - A guide to applying' (PDF, 2.83MB)

Personal Statement

You will need to complete the Personal Statement form.  This is an editable PDF so follow these steps:

  1. Download the form
  2. 'Save-as' to your computer
  3. Complete the all of the fields
  4. Save and upload as part of your application using the online form below.

Download the Personal Statement form (PDF, 1.28MB)

Need help?

If you need some assistance, then you can get in touch by:
E: events@nrc.govt.nz
P: 0800 002 004

Online application form

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