Thu 25 Mar 2021

Scholarship help for students

Parininihi ki Waitotara (PKW) and Taranaki Iwi dropped in to Kopa Manaaki at WITT for a couple of sessions this week and last week, helping students to apply for scholarships.

In addition to grants offered by PKW and local iwi, students are eligible to apply for a number of community and WITT-administered scholarships, as well as free access to nationwide scholarship database givME

WITT Kaitakawaenga Allana Prestney said she was impressed with the student turnout at the scholarship sessions.

“Interest in applying for scholarships has been really strong this year which is good to see. They are there for our tauira and their whānau, to help support them financially through their studies, so we want to see as many as possible taking advantage of the support.”

Allana said there are opportunities for financial assistance for tertiary students who whakapapa to most New Zealand iwi, adding that there are also lots of grants available to non-Māori students.

“Sometimes the key to scholarships is just about awareness. There is a lot of support out there – tauira just need to tap in to the information available to them and find the scholarships that are right for them. And myself and the team are here to help – you don’t have to do it alone.”

To find out more about scholarships and what’s available, head to