Scholarships

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.

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.

Who is eligible for a grant?

Community Groups

  • Applicants must be Maori and based in Taranaki.  Applicants whose projects are part of their core service and eligible for central government funding are ineligible.  PKW Trust does not consider retrospective applications therefore you are encouraged to contact PKW to discuss the timeframe for making an application.  Applicants and/or their project can receive only one grant per financial year. 

Education Grants and Scholarships

  • For individuals only.  Applicants must whakapapa to at least one Taranaki Iwi and must provide their Taranaki whakapapa to confirm this.  Applicants must be endorsed by a living PKW Shareholder.  PKW Trust offers grants for secondary schools students studying towards their National Certificate of Educational Achievement and students studying at a tertiary level.  All applicants must be enrolled with a New Zealand institute.  Scholarship recipients must meet the conditions of their award to retain their three year scholarship..

 Sports and Cultural Applicants

  • For individuals only.  Applicants must whakapapa to at least one Taranaki Iwi and must provide their Taranaki whakapapa to confirm this.  Applicants must be endorsed by a living PKW Shareholder.  Individuals who are part of a regional activity (eg: Kapa Haka Group) are ineligible and should apply for a community grant instead.  Applicants must be selected to perform at a national level.  PKW Trust does not consider retrospective applications, therefore you are encouraged to contact PKW to discuss the timeframe for making an application.  Applicants can receive only one grant per financial year.

Applications for education grants close 31 March of each year.

Tertiary Grants (x100)

For students studying at a tertiary level at any institute not applying for a scholarship. The value of the grant depends on full or part time study and course fees.

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Tertiary Scholarships (x9)

Click here for more information about the tertiary grants and scholarships.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate scholarships are for a maximum of three years, and only applicants who meet the criteria (excellent academic grades) will be considered.  Postgraduate applicants must show how their programme of study contributes to the business activities of PKW

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NCEA Grants

A reimbursement of NZQA costs for tamariki/ mokopuna studying towards their National Certificate in Educatino Achievement.  Applicants must meet the above criteria and be enrolled with a New Zealand kura or school.

Reopens September 2014

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 charitable support for Taranaki Maori groups involved with education and cultural activities.  Groups whose projects/services are eligible for central government funding are ineligible to apply.  Priority is given to groups involved in projects focused on the following areas:

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

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"