Matakahi Scholarships can:
Matakahi Scholarships are for Ngāi Tahu tertiary students who are entering into their second year of tertiary study or beyond. We are looking for students who are studying a qualification that may lead to a role within our commercial businesses or commercial partners.
Applications for the 2018 scholarships have now closed. Applications open annually in March – follow us on facebook or make sure we have your current email address to be notified when they open.
Not sure if you are eligible? That’s OK – let’s talk! Connecting is easy – just email [email protected] or
phone 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248).
We can answer all your questions and help you apply.
As part of the Matakahi Scholarship I was given a work placement at an investment bank in Auckland. This opportunity landed me a graduate job with them and I will start in early 2017, after I complete my Masters in Applied Finance and Economics at the University of Canterbury. The experience I had as part of the Matakahi programme has literally landed me my dream job, and I credit that to the opportunities the Matakahi Scholarship provided me.”
Judge Williams (Ngāi Tahu – Ngāi Tūāhuriri)
Before being awarded a Ngāi Tahu scholarship I had little contact with my iwi and was unsure about my Māori whakapapa. Since being awarded the scholarship my life has been a whirlwind of eye-opening cultural experiences and rangatahi gatherings, and I have loved learning more about myself as a Ngāi Tahu wahine. The scholarship also allowed me to gain work experience at a Christchurch law firm over the university holidays. This was hugely beneficial and has given me practical experience in the profession that I can take into my legal career.”
Janelle Wilson (Ngāi Tahu – Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka, Waihōpai Rūnaka)