The Trust provides a number of grants to support our marae operational costs and benefit the people of Tūwharetoa.

TST STEM Scholarship

“Studying science at any level, especially a postgraduate one, is a full-time commitment. The support I have received from the STEM scholarship has proven incredibly helpful”Shaun McNeil, STEM Scholarship recipient, completing a Master of Science majoring in Chemistry.

As part of our commitment to promoting and advancing the educational aspirations of our people, TST acknowledges the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the future of Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Aotearoa.

We are proud and excited to acknowledge and support the academic excellence of tertiary students enrolled in STEM courses. Our STEM Scholarship targets our best and brightest to grow Tuwharetoa capability and contribute to our national economic prosperity.

There are three scholarships available valued at $10,000 each.

The scholarship is open to registered members of Ngāti Tūwharetoa who reside in Aotearoa and are in their 3rd year or higher of University study.

Applications are now closed.

Education Grants and Scholarships

Education is important in the on-going development of Tūwharetoa and our people. If you are registered with the Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust you are eligible to apply for an Education grant.

You are eligible to apply if you/your child:

  • Is enrolled at an Early Childhood Education centre or Kohanga Reo
  • Is a Secondary School student and enrolled in any NCEA subject
  • Is attending a Tertiary Institute – University, Wānanga, Polytechnic or Apprenticeship
  • Has Special Needs and is attending school or participating in vocational training

Applicants must provide:

  • Confirmation of enrolment, fees and course information from the education provider.
  • Previous year’s academic results.
  • A verified bank deposit slip or statement.

Find out more about Educations Grants and Education Scholarships here.

Click here for Education Grant info