Maori students aided by Trusts

Last updated 05:00 20/12/2012

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Maori students can apply for assistance from the Guardian Trust and Maori Education Trust.

The two trusts distributed $130,000 this year to 120 recipients and now invite applications for distributions from the Rose Hellaby Maori Education Fund.

Secondary applications close on February 28; tertiary on March 29.

Postgraduate scholarships support Maori students undertaking masters, PhD or other study in engineering, maths, science, technology or medicine and are aimed at those eager to provide leadership to Maori in their field.

Also eligible for scholarships are Maori undergraduates studying in the science, maths or technical fields, and year 9 Maori, who demonstrate financial need and academic ability, to buy school uniforms or text books.

Since the fund was created in 1969, a total of $3.2 million has been distributed to nearly 5000 students.

Rose Hellaby, of the Auckland-based meat business family, took an interest in Maori education.

Go to maorieducation.org.nz for more information and an application form.

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- © Fairfax NZ News

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