Mark Ford Ngā Tapuwae Scholarship for Māori Students

A $5,000 Scholarship to support a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Māori descent enrolled full-time in Part III of Part IV of a BE(Hons) in Civil Engineering.

About the scholarship

Application status: Apply now
Applicable study: Students enrolled in Part III or IV of BE(Hons) majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Opening date: 6 September
Closing date: 23 September
Tenure: One year
For: Assistance with Study
Number on offer: One
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $5,000

The Scholarship was established in 2015 and is funded by Watercare Services Ltd.

The late Mark Ford was Chief Executive of Watercare from 1994 to 2009 and again from 2010 to 2014. This scholarship was established to acknowledge his outstanding service to Watercare and the water industry.

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support a student of Māori descent undertaking study in Engineering at the University of Auckland.


How to apply

Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible to apply. Then click on the “Apply now” button and complete the online application form. We recommend you check the form early in case a reference or endorsement is required to support your application, and to familiarise yourself with the form. All sections (including request sections) must be completed by the closing date, which is midnight on the specified date (unless stated otherwise). We recommend you do not have two different scholarship applications open within the same browser.

Outcomes are determined by a selection committee and are usually notified around six weeks after the closing date.

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