Kupe Leadership Scholarship

A Scholarship of up to around $25,000 including accommodation plus a Leadership Development and mentoring programme, for full-time enrolment by New Zealand citizens and permanent residents in a postgraduate programme.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: Full-time study in a bachelors (honours) degree, postgraduate diploma or masters degree (see Reg. 3)
Opening date: 1 July 2024
Closing date: 20 August 2024 at midday
Tenure: One year
For: Accommodation, compulsory fees and assistance with study
Number on offer: Varies
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Accommodation and/or a stipend up to a value of around $25,000, plus compulsory fees, plus a customised Leadership Development and mentoring programme (see Reg. 2)

The Scholarship was established in 2018 and is funded by a number of philanthropic donors after seed investment by the McCall MacBain Foundation.

The intention of the Scholarship is to encourage and support exceptional students with a view to developing the next generation of leaders in New Zealand. Each scholar will be matched with a mentor from the community, who is themselves a leader in their field, to advise, challenge and guide them as they complete their study. They will also participate in a bespoke Leadership Programme.


How to apply

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.

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