Rona Scholarships

Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry Scholarship

The Trust thanks those who have made application to our scholarships fro 2017, these are now closed. 

The Rona Scholarship is offered to Māori completing a degree in fisheries, aquaculture or marine sciences associated with the fisheries and aquaculture industries. There are up to 10 scholarships of $10,000 each and recipients are required to attend the Ngā Whetū Hei Whai: Charting Pathways for Māori Industry Futures Conference.

Launched in 2012, the Rona Scholarship is designed to help address Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust’s strategic focus on lifting the level of Māori participation in middle and senior science and management roles in the fisheries and aquaculture industries. Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust is concerned to ensure the potential of the Post Treaty Settlement Era is maximised by leveraging capacity and capability building to support greater Māori control and involvement in decision making in Māori fisheries and aquaculture futures.

The celestial being, Rona (personification of the moon), or Rona-whakamau-tai (Rona who controls the tides) is the primary celestial being used from ancient times through to today to guide harvest and management activities associated with fishing and the harvest of other seafood. Similarly, it is hoped this scholarship will help ensure our rangatahi developing their fisheries, aquaculture and marine science skills eventually find their way back to a role in Māori fishing and aquaculture industries.

It is envisaged that the recipients of this scholarship will be committed to the future economic and social development of Māori, iwi, hapū and whānau and help ensure the sustainability and appropriate management of Māori fisheries and seafood stocks.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us on
(04) 586 7971 or at info@maorieducation.org.nz

 

Tāwera Scholarship

Business/Management Undergraduate Scholarship.
The Tāwera Scholarship is offered to Māori completing a bachelor degree in business, management, or commerce. There are up to 30 scholarships of $10,000 each.
click here for more information and to apply

 

Rona Scholarship

Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry Scholarship
The Rona Scholarship is offered to Māori completing a degree in fisheries, aquaculture or marine sciences associated with the fisheries and aquaculture industries. There are up to 10 scholarships of $10,000 each.
click here for more information and to apply

 

Whānui Scholarship

Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust Agriculture Scholarship.
Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust are proud to present the inaugural Whānui Scholarship for Agriculture.
click here for more information and to apply