The Makotuku scholarship is offered to registered beneficiaries of Uenuku charitable trust who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled fulltime in a degree programme. This scholarship aims to encourage and 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. There is one scholarship of $5,000 annually.

However, to mark the launch of the Makotuku scholarship, TWO scholarships of $5,000 each have been made available in 2018, the inaugural year.

Preference will be given to those students who: are in their last year or second to last year of study toward their degree; have proven academic merit; demonstrate a commitment to tikanga Māori and te reo Māori; demonstrate a commitment to community; and are interested in building skills and expertise to support Māori economic and social development. It is envisaged that the recipients of this scholarship will be committed to the future economic and social development of Uenuku, Tamakana and Tamahaki iwi, hapū and whānau.

The Makotuku scholarship has been established by Uenuku charitable trust in partnership with international investment advisory firm Pure Capital.

Closing dates: Applications much reach us no later than 4pm on Thursday 29 March 2018. Application forms can be located on our website

Alternatively anyone interested can email or call us on (06) 385 4900 and a copy will be posted.

Criteria: Applicants MUST be:

  1. A registered member of Uenuku charitable trust (and therefore a member of Uenuku, Tamakana and/or Tamahaki iwi).
  2. Applying for, or currently engaged in, tertiary study.

Preference will be given to:

  1. Applicants who are enrolled full-time in a commerce, business, or management degree.
  2. Applicants who are enrolled full-time in a degree that will lead to the enhancement or protection of the environment.
  3. Applicants who are enrolled full-time in a degree that will support Māori social development.
  4. Applicants who can demonstrate how their studies will benefit the descendants of Uenuku, Tamakana and Tamahaki iwi, hapū and whānau.

Closing Date: Completed form together with all supporting documentation including CV, references and course information must be received by 4.00pm Thursday 29 March 2018. No late applications accepted.

Send all applications to: Makotuku Pure Capital Scholarship, Uenuku, PO Box 102, RAETIHI. Or Email to:

For information or assistance with completing this application contact: Honey Winter 06 385 4900, or Ariana Taura 06 385 4900,


Online form to come ….

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