Beca Scholarship

Ngāi Tahu and Beca have formed a partnership resulting in a new and exciting one-year scholarship opportunity. Our goal is to provide learning support and career opportunities for Ngāi Tahu whānau who are currently studying engineering, architecture, planning, resource management, landscape design, urban design, or environmental management.

Following this experience, scholars may go on to a Beca Graduate role and/or opportunities at the Ngāi Tahu office and will be better placed to assist whānau in their marae development projects, infrastructure projects and environmental related outcomes.

Advantages of this scholarship include:

  • A significant pūtea to cover part of the tuition fees
  • Guided work placement at Beca
  • Mentoring and opportunities for cultural involvement to strengthen your cultural knowledge
  • Ties to Papatipu Rūnanga – including attendance on Aoraki Bound, Hui-ā-tau, Noho Marae, tribal induction, and more.

“The Beca scholarship gave me a number of opportunities to connect with Ngāi Tahu and Beca before I had finished my degree. My professional development, as a result of the scholarship, is on-going. Once I finished studying at the end of 2015, I was offered a position at Beca, which I started in 2016. Beca has been very supportive in allowing me to continue to work in areas I’m passionate about and the scholarship experience has encouraged me to explore my own cultural development and I am now involved in a night course learning te reo.”

Anna Sanson (Ngāi Tahu – Hokonui Rūnanga, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou), Beca Scholar

Key information

Applications open in February/March each year.

We welcome applications from those who:

  • Are a registered member of Ngāi Tahu
  • Can fit a lot of varied work into their lives and have determination and enthusiasm
  • Are highly motivated
  • Can give examples of engagement and initiative

To enquire please contact  0800 KAI TAHU (524 248) or email