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Ngārimu scholars announced

Issue: Volume 98, Number 6

Posted: 9 April 2019
Reference #: 1H9suT

This week five Māori scholars have received Ngārimu VC and the 28th (Māori) Battalion tertiary scholarships for 2019/20.

This year's recipients (L - R): Brandon Manuel, Kahurangi Waititi, Tamahou Thoms, Tekiteora Rolleston-Gabel and Te Waikapoata Tamati.

This year's recipients (L - R): Brandon Manuel, Kahurangi Waititi, Tamahou Thoms, Tekiteora Rolleston-Gabel and Te Waikapoata Tamati.

Ngārimu scholarships commemorate Victoria Cross winner Second Lieutenant Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Ngārimu and members of the 28th (Māori) Battalion, who served on the battlefields of Greece, Crete, North Africa and Italy between 1941 and 1945.

Since 1948 Ngārimu scholarships have supported Māori achievers to succeed in education and to contribute as leaders in New Zealand and overseas.

In that time over 300 scholarships have been awarded to people such as Victoria Cross recipient Willie Apiata, renowned Māori academic Professor Whatarangi Winiata, entrepreneur and Pīpī Mā founder Kristin Ross, and Māori language expert Pania Papa.

The five Māori scholarship recipients are as follows:

Doctoral scholarship recipient

Kahurangi Waititi (Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngāti Porou and Ngāi Tahu) is completing a PhD in Māori Media and Communications at Waikato University. She is working on her thesis, which explores mana motuhake (independence) through moving image and follows the creative retelling and passing down of a Te Whānau ā Apanui kōrero tuku iho (oral tradition) through time and space.

The doctoral scholarship is worth $50,000 and provides $25,000 per year of full-time study for up to two years.

Master’s scholarship recipient

Brandon Manuel (Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa and Ngāti Ranginui) is studying at the University of Canterbury towards a Master of Education. The master’s scholarship is worth $30,000 and provides $15,000 per year of full-time study for up to two years.

Undergraduate scholarship recipients

Te Waikapoata Tamati (Te Atiawa, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāi Tahu and Te Whānau ā Apanui) is studying towards a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Otago.

Tekiteora Rolleston-Gabel (Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngāti Awa) is studying towards a Bachelor of Science at the University of Waikato.

Tamahou Thoms (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu-ki-Waiarapa and Ngāti Toarangatira) is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Canterbury.

Undergraduate scholarships can receive up to $50,000 each. The scholarship provides $10,000 per year of full-time study, for up to five years.

More information on the Ngārimu scholarships(external link) and past winners is available.

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 9:00 am, 9 April 2019

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