He Toka Tūmoana Scholarship for tertiary students has been created to commemorate the late Councillor Awanuiarangi Black, an avid supporter of environment and restoration projects, research and education.

Applications for 2020 have now closed. Applications for 2021 will open in April.

Scholarships will be awarded to students who live or have whakapapa within the Bay of Plenty and are enrolled in a course related to environmental or water management, planning and/or mātauranga Māori.

Ten scholarships valued at $1000 each have been awarded in 2020 to:

  • Alethea Hikuroa who is studying towards a Bachelor of Environmental Planning-Te Ara Taiao
  • Ashleigh Ngow who is studying towards a Bachelor of Environmental Planning
  • Harina Rupapera who is studying towards a Master of Applied Indigenous Studies; with a focus on the environment and mātauranga Māori
  • Matariki Bennett who is studying towards a Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Megan Ranapia who is studying towards a Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Shavorne Sparham who is studying towards a Bachelor of Science with a major in Environmental Sciences
  • Siobhan Nuri who is studying towards a Master of Science - Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Te Rua Wallace who is studying towards a Bachelor of Environmental Planning
  • Corey Ruha who is studying towards a Post-Grad Certificate in Public Policy
  • Waka Paul who is studying towards a Master of Arts - Anthropology

Meet Ashleigh Ngow, one of our recipients of the He Toka Tūmoana 2020 Scholarship:

Purpose

The main purpose of the Fund is to assist students by providing financial support for education, activities, research and/or projects. The benefits of the fund are to:

  • Focus on environmental education and kaitiakitanga/guardianship.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to enhancing environmental knowledge.
  • Raise environmental awareness and understanding.
  • Provide financial support to students.
  • Encourage Mātauranga Māori research and education.
  • Promote leadership and innovation. 

Who is eligible to apply?

The scholarship is available to tertiary students who:

  • Live or have whakapapa within the Bay of Plenty.
  • Are enrolled in a course related to environmental or water management, planning and/or mātauranga Māori.

Applications

For enquiries about the scholarship please contact:

Michelle Hingston

Kaituitui (Strategic Engagement Coordinator)
Phone: 0800 884 881 extn 8122
Email: Michelle.Hingston@boprc.govt.nz

Terms and Conditions

Successful applications will be subject to the following conditions:

  • On completion of study, a copy of course programme details and completion certificate will be required.
  • Provision of receipts and/or information about tertiary education (including photos/media releases/newsletters/brochures/PowerPoint presentations etc) where practicable/requested.
  • If requested, acceptance of an invitation to present to Komiti Māori/Bay of Plenty Regional Council about their studies.
  • Bay of Plenty Regional Council retains the right to reference the sponsored person in its own promotional work.
  • Tertiary education programmes, activities and/or projects that qualify for funding will be consistent with Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s mission statement, statutory role, and the Regional Community Outcomes.