Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust is committed to assisting our members to realise their educational aspirations and realise academic success. Our education grants are guided by the Educational Grants policy and the key principles of the policy are:
Te Kotahitanga is offering four types of grants to our members:
To be eligible for a grant, the applicant MUST satisfy the following criteria:
Applications close 1 April 2023
Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa are proud Taihonoa Partners of Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington.
Tertiary education grants and scholarships awarded by Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa are matched dollar-for-dollar by Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington through the Taihonoa partnership programme.
To be eligible, you must be enrolled at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and must submit your scholarship application prior to the closing date.
If I apply for an Undergraduate or a Postgraduate scholarship and I am unsuccessful, will my application be considered for a Tertiary grant?
An unsuccessful application for an Undergraduate or a Postgraduate grant will automatically be assessed for a Tertiary grant. This does not mean the applicant will be successful for a Tertiary grant, but rather that it will be considered alongside all other Tertiary grant applicants.
What if I am not a registered member?
It is recommended that you register with Te Kotahitanga now. Here is a link to our registration page
What if I am only studying part-time?
A part-time student is eligible to apply for a Tertiary, Undergraduate or Postgraduate grant, but if successful will only receive 50% of the grant value.
What is the definition of a full-time student?
A full-time student is equivalent to 1EFTS or 120 credits/points for the year of study
Definition of Full Time: https://www.studylink.govt.nz/about-studylink/glossary/full-time-definition.html
Definition of EFTS: https://www.studylink.govt.nz/about-studylink/glossary/efts.html
What is the definition of a part-time student?
A part-time student is a partial EFTS (meaning anything under 1EFTS) and is enrolled with less credits/points (meaning anything under 120 credits/points)
How do I know if I am studying at a Recognised Institution?
A Recognised Institute is registered with NZQA. Either contact the institution to find out or search for the institution at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers/index.do.
What is appropriate evidence of a bank account?
Studylink have examples of acceptable evidence for a bank account https://my.studylink.govt.nz/my/studylink/help/evidence-reqs.html.
Will I be declined if I have been successful for other grants?
No, this information is not used as a criterion to assess grant applications.
What is an acceptable form for an academic transcript of my previous year’s results?
Studylink have examples of acceptable evidence for an academic transcript https://my.studylink.govt.nz/my/studylink/help/evidence-reqs.html.
What is sufficient evidence to verify enrolment?
Correspondence from your institution that you are enrolled, with your name and address eg, Enrolment Letter, Confirmation of Enrolment, Letter from Supervisor, Letter from Principal, Studylink Agreement.