About the scholarship
Northland Regional Council’s Tū i te ora Scholarship recognises and supports students to undertake study, research or training that relates to council’s environmental and regulatory functions – providing a springboard for future environmental leaders and champions, whilst contributing to council’s vision ‘Our Northland – together we thrive’.
The scholarship aims to:
- Build Māori capacity within Te Taitokerau and assist students to pursue further education
- Encourage greater uptake of tertiary education aimed at protecting the environment
- Develop connections between tertiary students and council
- Provide support to students experiencing financial hardship and difficulties
- Encourage mātauranga Māori research and education.
The scholarship is available to students who:
- Are a NZ citizen or permanent resident
- Reside in, have family that reside in or have whakapapa (a genealogical connection) to Te Taitokerau
- Are studying at an undergraduate or higher qualification level
- Are enrolled (or intend to enrol) in a recognised tertiary course of study that relates to council’s environmental and regulatory functions. Applicants must be enrolled (or intend to enrol) for semester one of 2024.
Council’s environmental and regulatory functions include these areas:
- Climate change
- Environmental planning and policy
- Environmental science and data analysis
- Flood and natural hazard engineering and management
- Geographic information system (GIS)
- Land management
- Water management.
How to apply
In your application, you need to supply the following documentation:
- A CV – maximum of two pages.
- A Personal Statement that tells us:
- About you (including your whakapapa or connection to Te Taitokerau)
- Why you are applying for the Tū i te ora Scholarship
- What you are studying (or intending to study) and at which tertiary institute
- How your study relates to council’s environmental and regulatory functions
- What it would mean to you to receive this financial support and work experience opportunity
- About your current or past involvement in community and/or environmental activities.
- Proof of enrolment (or intention to enrol) in tertiary study for semester one of 2024, such as a transcript, invoice or letter of confirmation.
- Two references (one academic and one character). Please note: shortlisted applicants will be required to provide an employment reference.
Terms and conditions must be agreed to when applying. Applications close 10 March.
When assessing applications, the panel may take into consideration any/all of the following:
- Academic merit
- Whakapapa to Te Taitokerau
- Community involvement
- Financial need
- Relevance of studies (to council’s environmental and regulatory functions).
Please note: Three scholarship packages are dedicated to Māori (who whakapapa to Te Taitokerau).