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Tū i te ora Scholarship application form - 2022

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To complete this application, you'll need to provide the following supporting documentation by Friday, 18 November 2022:
  • Your CV (maximum of two pages)
  • Proof of enrolment (or intention to enrol) in tertiary study for semester one of 2023, such as a transcript, invoice or letter of confirmation.
  • Two references (one academic and one character).


Which of the following best describes you? (Choose as many as you like):
Select all that apply to you. Use the text box to provide further information if necessary: *
How did you hear about the Tū i te ora Scholarship?
(Select all that apply to you)
Social media:
Contact information

Personal statement

In a statement of between 500 and 1000 words, please tell us why you believe you should be awarded the Tū i te ora Scholarship. 

To help our judges assess your application, please make sure to include the following points:

  • Your whakapapa/connection to Te Taitokerau
  • Why you are applying for the scholarship
  • What you are studying/intending to study and at which tertiary institute
  • How your study aligns with Northland Regional Council’s environmental and regulatory functions
  • What it would mean to you to receive financial support and a work experience opportunity
  • Your current or past involvement in community and/or environmental activities
0/1000 words

Summer work experience

Can you commit to the summer work experience? This is a full-time, paid position between November 2023 and February 2024 (exact start and finish dates are negotiable): *
If you answered yes, please tell us which areas of council you would be interested in completing the summer work experience in and why?

Please select your first and second choice.

First choice: *
Second choice: *

Conflict of interest declaration

Do you know anyone who works at Northland Regional Council? *

Supporting information

Please ensure files are NOT password protected.

Privacy statement

  • Considering my application for a scholarship;
  • Publicising the scholarship in the event I am a successful applicant;
  • Administering and managing the scholarship activities.

Terms and conditions

Please ensure you have read and understand the following terms and condition prior to applying:

  1. The scholarship shall be known as the Tū i te ora Scholarship.
  2. The recipient must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.
  3. The recipient must reside in, have family that reside in, or have whakapapa (a genealogical connection) to Taitokerau.
  4. The recipient is enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at an approved tertiary institution for semester one of 2023.
  5. The scholarship is for a period of one year, focusing on financial and work experience gains. The scholarship comprises of:
    1. $4,000 for tuition fees and associated study and living costs, to be paid in one lump sum following confirmation of enrolment as required at 6 below;
    2. a paid full-time, fixed-term employment agreement with Northland Regional Council between mid-November 2023 to mid-February 2024.
  6. The recipient will be required to provide evidence of enrolment and approved papers for the 2023 first semester prior to receiving the scholarship grant. The recipient will also be required to provide results of their 2023 studies on request.
  7. The scholarship grant will be applied to tuition fees and associated tertiary and living costs for the academic programme evidenced at 6 above.
  8. The scholarship grant is required to be repaid in full should the recipient withdraw enrolment in the approved papers and/or does not add maintain sufficient papers to continue enrolment for the 2023 academic year.
  9. The scholarship may be held in conjunction with other scholarships and awards the recipient receives from other organisations or trusts.
  10. The recipient agrees to be available to attend council workshops and/or meetings to receive their certificate and meet Northland Regional Council councillors.
  11. The recipient agrees to be available to Northland Regional Council for publicity and promotional activities including but not limited to, videography, photography, presentations and for use in marketing material for future scholarships.
  12. In signing and returning the notification of acceptance of the Tū i te ora Scholarship, the recipient will be deemed to have read, understood, and accepted the conditions of the scholarship.
  13. For further scholarship enquires email or phone 0800 002 004
Download the full terms and conditions (PDF, 158KB)