The objective of the Ngāi Tahu Mātauranga Trust Yamada O’Regan Secondary School Scholarships is to advance Ngāi Tahu secondary school students to complete the school year and successfully attain a school qualification.
Named after Masashi Yamada and Tā Tipene O’Regan, these scholarships are a representation of cross cultural friendship and also profound generosity. In the 90’s Yamada, a successful Japanese businessman and philanthropist (introduced to Tā Tipene by Graham Kitson), extended a multimillion dollar lifeline to the iwi. This loan provided a lifeline which enabled Ngāi Tahu to continue with Te Kerēme. Post settlement Yamada again displayed his generosity and commitment to the development of indigenous cultures by gifting a substantial fund to establish a trust. As a result the Ngāi Tahu Mātauranga Trust was established in 2001 to provide and promote educational opportunities for the benefit of Ngāi Tahu whānui.
To be eligible for a Yamada O’Regan Secondary School Scholarship you must:
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Applications for the Yamada O’Regan Secondary School Scholarships 2019 have now closed. Applications will open again in March 2020.