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Education Grants

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Assisting our members to realise their aspirations and to realise academic success.

Education Grants 2018 have now closed

Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust Education Grants for 2018 are now closed.

For applicants, we will be in touch with you shortly with a response to your application.

Ngā mihi.

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:

  • Facilitating opportunities for Te Atiawa iwi members to be well educated and to participate in life-long learning;
  • Promoting and rewarding educational excellence;
  • Facilitating access to quality education and training opportunities; and
  • Fostering a commitment to contribute the knowledge and skills gained through education for the future benefit of Te Atiawa iwi.

Fully completed applications must be received in the office by 5.00pm on 28 February 2018.
Please ensure that you have all the required documentation attached prior to submitting the application form.

Applications received after the close date will not be considered.

Please refer to the application form for further details.

Te Kotahitanga are offering four types of grants to our members:

  1. Postgraduate grant ie. Post Grad Diploma, Masters, PhD
  2. Undergraduate grant ie. Bachelor’s Degree
  3. Tertiary grant ie. Certificate or Diploma
  4. Secondary school grant ie. Year 11-13 students

 

To be eligible for a grant, the aplicant MUST satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be of Te Atiawa descent and a registered member of Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust (if you would like to register please complete an online registration form here; the whakapapa committee only meets quarterly so we ask that you contact the office to find out when you may receive your confirmation of registration);
  • Be enrolled with a Government recognised tertiary institution or secondary school in New Zealand;
  • Submit a fully completed application including a personal statement and all required information by the closing date (incomplete or late applications will not be considered);
  • Outline how your study connnects with Te Kotahitanga strategic goals;
  • Provide proof of enrolment for year of the grant application and a transcript or report of the applicant’s grades for the previous year; and
  • Provide acceptable evidence of a bank account (See Studylink for list of acceptable evidence https://my.studylink.govt.nz/my/studylink/help/evidence-reqs.html).

NOTE: If originals are submitted they will be returned ONLY if a self-addressed envelope is included with the application.

  1. Grants are open to full and part time students who meet the criteria.
  2. Grants are open to applicants of all ages that meet the criteria.

 

If you have any questions please email grants@teatiawa.iwi.nz or contact the office at 06 758 4685.

FAQs

Some of the common questions that have been asked about the Education Grants process.
If I apply for an Undergraduate or a Postgraduate grant and 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. This does not mean the applicant will be successful for a Tertiary, 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 Atiawa now and consider applying again next year.

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 instution 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.

How do I show if my field of study or research connnects with Te Kotahitanga strategic goals and assist Te Kotahitanga to achieve its commercial and cultural objectives?

Review the latest Te Kotahitanga Annual Report for the strategic goals and commercial and cultural objectives https://teatiawa.iwi.nz/he-punanga-tuhinga-our-documents/#annual-reports

Will I be declined if I have been successful for other grants?

No, this information is not used as a criteria to assess grant applicantions.

What is an acceptable form for an academic transcript of my previous years results?

Studylink have examples of acceptable evidence for an academic transcript https://my.studylink.govt.nz/my/studylink/help/evidence-reqs.html.

What does ‘Qualification Length’ and ‘Qualification Progress’ mean?

Qualification length is how long your qualification will take (eg, a degree generally takes 3 years) and Qualification progress is how far you are through the qualification (eg, 2nd year)

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

Are my responses to the questions only limited to the space provided?

Preference is for succinct responses, but if you require more room please use a seperate sheet of paper.

Are you registered?

Register now.