Uenuku Charitable Trust is very proud to announce that the Makotuku Scholarship recipient for 2019 is Odette Edmonds, of Raetihi. Odette is completing her second year of study toward a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) at New Zealand Tertiary College. 🙂Congratulations, Odette!

Established by Uenuku in partnership with Pure Capital Ltd, the $5,000 Makotuku Scholarship is offered to registered members who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled fulltime in a degree programme. It was established in 2018 to support descendants of Uenuku, Tamakana and Tamahaki to attain higher levels of educational achievement, and to build capacity and capability that supports whānau, hapū and iwi development.

In addition to proven academic merit, the 2019 recipient demonstrated a commitment to tikanga Māori and te reo Māori; to community; and to building skills and expertise to support tribal development. It is envisaged that the recipients of this scholarship will be committed to the future economic, environmental, social and cultural wellbeing of Uenuku, Tamakana and Tamahaki iwi, hapū and whānau.

The Scholarship Selection Committee noted the extremely high calibre of applicants across a wide range of fields of study. Eleven applications were received from uri studying in areas such as Medicine, Business, Law, Arts, Sports Science, Education and Environment. We are proud of all our applicants and wish them every success in their studies.

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