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Inaugural scholarship launched, Taku Taunga

We are proud to launch our Taku Taunga Property & Business Scholarship. Aimed at growing the capability within the iwi in the property and business fields, Taku Taunga is an outcome of our joint venture partnership with property industry leaders Precinct Properties.

About the scholarship

The purpose of Taku Taunga scholarship is to encourage and support ākonga who are from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to pursue a property or business-related tertiary qualification.

The ingoa, Taku Taunga, was gifted by one of our reo experts, Ropata Paora. Taku Taunga means my anchorage and serves as a constant reminder for recipients as they ascend in Te Ao Pakihi that they can feel grounded and secure in the foundational knowledge and wisdom of their tupuna.

 

Key information

Value: $10,000 per year for up to three years

There is also an exciting opportunity for recipients to participate in summer internships at Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa and/or Precinct Properties.

Opening date: Monday 22 January 2024

Closing date: Friday 9 February 2024

Eligibility

To apply, you must:

  • be a registered member of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
  • be enrolled in a property or business-related tertiary qualification (undergraduate or postgraduate)

Application process

Every applicant must complete the online application form and submit by Friday 9 February 2024, 5pm.

Applicants will be required to:

  • Upload a copy of your most recent academic records
  • Upload confirmation of enrolment showing course details
  • Upload a bank deposit slip or bank statement
  • Write an essay (no more than 500 words) about how their career aspirations align with and contribute to the values, traditions, and sustainable development goals of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei?

Selection of recipient

Representatives from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Precinct Properties will consider the following factors:

  • Academic achievement
  • Study and career aspirations
  • Involvement or intent to be involved in Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei programmes and initiatives

Scholarship requirements

Recipients of the Taku Taunga scholarship will be required to:

  • Pass all papers enrolled in each year
  • Inform of any changes in circumstances that would make them ineligible for continuation of the Scholarship, e.g. leave of absence or deferring study.