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Education Grants

Assisting our members to realise educational aspirations and academic success.

Education Grants have closed for 2019.

Te Kāhui o Taranaki Trust Education Grants have closed for 2019.

We will be in touch with successful applicants shortly.

If you have any questions about our Education Grants please contact the office on 06 751 4285 or email

Kia ora mai.

The overall aim of Te Kāhui o Taranaki (TKOT) Education Grants is to financially assist Taranaki Iwi secondary, tertiary students in their academic endeavours, and to financially assist those taking up vocational training including apprenticeships.

The closing date for Te Kāhui o Taranaki Iwi Education Grants 2019 is 28 February 2019 at 5pm

The Applicant must be registered with Te Kāhui o Taranaki Iwi, and complete an application form.

Grants are available to those who are formally enrolled in a New Zealand School, Polytechnic, Institute of Technology, Wānanga, Private Training Establishment or businesses taking on Apprentices.



The key principles of the Educational Grant Policy are:

  • To facilitate opportunities to be well educated and to participate in lifelong learning;
  • To promote and reward excellence;
  • To enable equal access to quality education and training opportunities; and
  • To harness a commitment to the objectives of Te Kāhui o Taranaki Iwi



The Educational grants available are:

Secondary Grant
1 year
Tertiary Grant
1 year
Vocational Grant
1 year


Available to all students who are enrolled full-time at a New Zealand Secondary School or full-time | part-time at a New Zealand Tertiary Institution or Vocational Training | apprenticeship and in which the applicant MUST:

  • Be of Taranaki Iwi descent
  • Have at least one parent be a registered member of Taranaki Iwi
  • Be enrolled with a Government recognised secondary school or tertiary institution, vocational training scheme or apprenticeship in New Zealand
  • Submit a fully completed application including all required information by the closing date (incomplete or late applications will not be considered)
  • Provide proof of enrolment for year of the grant application and a transcript or report of the grades for the previous year (if applicable)
  • Provide a verified bank deposit slip

Grants are open to applicants of all ages that meet the eligibility.



  • Educational Grants applications open on the 1st Monday of December and close on 28 February the following year;
  • Applications to be received by the closing date;
  • Applicants are eligible to receive one grant in a financial year;
  • Applications are vetted to ensure eligibility criteria are met;
  • All applicants will receive notification of application receipt;
  • Applications will be considered by a panel appointed by the Board of Te Kāhui o Taranaki, in which their decision will be final and binding;
  • All applicants will be notified of the panel’s decision within two weeks after the closing date;
  • For successful applicants, grant disbursement for secondary schools and tertiary education will be made to the New Zealand Secondary School or Tertiary Institute at which they are enrolled, and evidence of a bank account (see Studylink for a list of acceptable evidence), and vocational training | apprenticeship disbursement will be made to the applicant’s nominated bank account;
  • All recipients are notified of payment via email and will receive a confirmation letter and remittance slip.

Reciprocation commitment to Te Kāhui of Taranaki Iwi includes:

  • Having involvement with Taranaki Iwi
  • Attending at least one ‘Te Kāhui Taiohi o Taranaki’ wānanga per year
  • Attending a Te Kāhui o Taranaki AGM
  • Attending at least one cultural | wānanga per year
  • Acknowledging your affiliation to Te Kāhui o Taranaki Iwi in all publications, especially when awarded other scholarships and grants.



Applicants will be eligible to apply for another Educational Grant the year following a successful application, and are awarded to a single successful applicant a maximum of three (3) times. If applicants are unsuccessful, they may re-apply in the following year. If you have any questions please email or contact the office at 06 751 4285.

Are you registered with us?

Download a registration form or register online.