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Discovery Scholarships for Māori and Pacific Island students

23 November, 2021

Kia Ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī, Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa ki ngā motu o Te Moana nui a Kiwa and a warm welcome to you all.

The MacDiarmid Institute is delighted to announce the continued funding of the Discovery Scholarship Programme, for Māori and Pacific Island students in tertiary science. This is an extension of our long running DiscoveryCamp programme and is designed to support students studying in the physical sciences, chemical/materials engineering, Māori sciences or sciences related to sustainable innovation. 

The scholarships (except Te Huarahi Ki Mua award) will pay university fees up to $8,000 for the 2022 academic year, and a one-off cash award of up to $3,000. For Te Huarahi Ki Mua award, recipients will receive a one-off cash award up to $3,000 only. The Institute welcomes applications from all Māori and Pacific Island students from all backgrounds and abilities, and will award a number of scholarships at each year of undergraduate study, Honours/PgDipSci, and Masters study. Students who are studying part time are also encouraged to apply. In addition to the financial award, Discovery Scholars will be eligible for the same kinds of ongoing support as our current DiscoveryCamp Alumni cohort, such as summer studentships and access to a range of MacDiarmid Institute events. 

With applications for our Māori and Pacific Discovery Scholarships for 2022 now open, we're sharing some of our previous recipients and the awesome study they're doing. Applications for 2022 close 10 December.

See here for more information.

Eady Manawaiti – Te Kainga Rua Award recipient at Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)

Shannon Macdonald - Te Taumata Award recipient at the University of Auckland

Alyssa Thomas – Te Mātauranga Pūtaiao Award recipient at Victoria University of Wellington

Maia Dean - Te Taumata Award recipient at the University of Otago