PKW promotes educational achievement amongst its shareholders and descendants of Taranaki by providing a limited amount of education grants and scholarships through its charitable arm PKW Trust.

Don't Miss Out!

2015 Tertiary Grants & Scholarships opens 1 December 2014

That's right.  Online applications open on 1 December 2014 and close four months later on 31 March 2015.  On Monday 1 December we will upload a link that when selected will ask you to create a user-profile if this is your first time, or log back in using your previous username and password.  Only then can you begin your application.  Whether you apply for a tertiary grant or scholarship (a scholarship has academic grade requirements) everyone begins at the same starting point.  Mark this date into your diary and come back to this page from 1 December onwards.  Everyone who is eligible and applies is supported in some way. 

PKW Trust

The Trust was established in 1983 to support the educational and cultural purposes of Taranaki Maori with special reference to PKW shareholders; and provides grants for descendants of Taranaki and Taranaki Maori groups. To be eligible for support from the PKW Trust::

  • individuals must whakapapa to at least one iwi of Taranaki and endorsed by a PKW shareholder.  Other grant specific criteria applies.
  • groups must be Taranaki based and Maori.  Groups must also be endorsed by PKW shareholders and projects must support the Trusts objectives


Applications for education grants close 31 March of each year.

NCEA Grants - closed

This is a reimbursement of the students NZQA costs for studying towards their NCEA. 

Applications for 2014 are closed

Tertiary Scholarships

Opens 1 December 2014

For tertiary students studying with an NZ institute.  On 1 December a link will appear allowing you to submit an online application. 

We award five undergraduate and four postgraduate scholarships valued from between $2,000 - $7,500.  Special conditions apply

More information will be available from 1 December onwards


Tertiary Grants

Opens 1 December 2014

For tertiary students studying with an NZ institute.  On 1 December a link will be available to submit an online application.  Grants range from $400 - $750

More information will be available from 1 December onwards

Sporting Potential and Culture & Arts Grants

The Trust recognises Taranaki uri participating at the highest level in their sporting field, or in the promotion of Taranaki arts and culture.

Download Sports Grant Form 
Download Culture and Arts Grant Form

*Kapa Haka groups are directed to the Community Grant application form.

"Seeding Taranaki Potential - Building Success"

Community Grant

PKW Trust provides grants to support Taranaki Maori groups whose projects align to the three priorities of the PKW Trust, they are:

  • Te Reo me ona Tikanga
  • Marae (structural only)
  • Education (Matauranga Maori and Matauranga o te Ao Whanui)

Contact the office to request an application form and discuss your project with the Community Development Manager.  PKW Trust does not fund retrospective projects and applicants can only apply for one grant per financial year.

Applications for individual Sport and Cultural Grants, and Community Grants are received year round.

"Education is the key to success for Maori in the 21 century"