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Latest News - Scholarships and Grants

Published: 17 September, 2021

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Published: 27 August, 2021

Announcing Te Pūtea Whakatupu's New Grant Funding

Te Pūtea Whakatupu is pleased to announce today, the launch of two new philanthropic grants to support Māori in the pursuit of excellence and community leadership: the Tonganui Scholarship and the Pou Herenga Tangata Award. 

The Tonganui Scholarship acknowledges Te Pūtea Whakatupu's background as a subsidiary entity of Te Ohu Kaimoana. This scholarship aims to accelerate talented, Māori professionals with a one-off grant of $10,000 towards training or a programme of research that advances tikanga Māori, mātauranga Māori, and Te Ao Māori within the oceans sector. 

In addition to this, Te Pūtea Whakatupu has also launched the inaugural Pou Herenga Tangata Award – a grant to support rangatahi Māori who are active in or aspire to community leadership, with a one-off grant of $5,000. The Pou Herenga Tangata Award aims to amplify community programmes that bring people together to support rangatahi development, as well as commemorating the contributions of long-time Te Pūtea Whakatupu board member and founding Chair, Norm Dewes.  


“For Māori to thrive in this ever-changing environment, we must take a targeted approach to foster and nurture te tuakiri Māori (sense of Māori identity) and emphasise how it connects us to our communities and the natural world that surrounds us," says Te Pūoho Kātene, Kaihautū of Te Pūtea Whakatupu.

“Both Tonganui and Pou Herenga Tangata draw on their whakapapa – to both Tangaroa and their hāpori (community) and encourage and challenge rangatahi Māori to pursue excellence in these spaces.” 

Successful applicants of both the Tonganui Scholarship and the Pou Herenga Tangata Award will be recognised as members of Te Pūtea Whakatupu’s official alumni group, Ngā Auahitūroa, joining a growing network of over 300 passionate and diverse previous scholarship recipients. 

Applications to both grants are now open, and close at 5 pm on 17 September 2021. For more information or to apply, visit: