2021 scholarships.

The 2021 tertiary study scholarships are now open for the 2021 study year.

The tertiary study scholarships will award up to four Māori recipients in their second or third year of a general business undergraduate degree $5,000 each towards their study costs for 2021.


To be eligible for a Te Waiu O Aotearoa Trust Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be of Māori descent & Iwi registered, and
  • be enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary institute in 2021, and
  • be attending a general business-related degree; and in second or third year of undergraduate study programme, and
  • be attending full-time study for the full year, and
  • preferably be fluent in te Reo Māori (but not required), and
  • meet the criteria for the scholarships applied for, and
  • submit their application form and supporting documentation by midnight Sunday 17 January 2021.

The Trustees will consider the applications according to the following criteria:

  • Leadership at tertiary institute and in the community, and
  • involvement with Iwi, Hapū, Marae and wider Māori community, and
  • life and work experience, and
  • whakapapa with appropriate endorsement, and
  • confirmation of study details.

The opportunity will be given to four Tāne and Wāhine throughout Te Waka-a-Māui (South Island) and Te Ika-a-Māui (North Island).

Key dates.


Applications open.

12 October 2020 - applications open.

Applications close.

17 January 2021 - Applications close.

Selections made.

18 – 31 January 2021 - Applications reviewed by assessor panel, interviews held (if applicable) and selections made.

Application outcomes.

Around February 2021 - Applicants notified of application outcome (successful and unsuccessful).

Scholarship funds paid.

March 2021 - Scholarship funds paid directly to educational institutes on receipt by the Trust of an appropriate GST invoice for study-related costs.

Application process.

Applicants must submit their application and supporting documentation by email to the Westpac Careers team, careers@westpac.co.nz

Application entries must be received by midnight on Sunday 17 January 2021.