The Piki Ake Kake Ake Scholarship

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Closing date: 30/11/2019   

Māori Bachelor of Communication students

Level of study
undergraduate, third year

Piki ake kake ake is a metaphorical term in te reo Māori that means to climb and to ascend. In the context of this scholarship, piki ake kake ake symbolises the hopes and aspirations of tangata whenua, by assisting four Māori students to excel in the disciplines of communication management, expressive arts, journalism, linguistics, marketing, media studies and public relations. The School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing and the School of English and Media Studies wish to assist and support Māori students to be successful.

Value and tenure
The value of each scholarship is $1000 and the tenure is a single academic year. The money is paid directly towards the recipients’ fees in the Bachelor of Communication.

Typical number on offer
Four scholarships are offered in 2019.

Applicants must be:
•of Māori descent and be registered in the University’s database as being of Māori descent
•enrolling for third-year full-time study in the Bachelor of Communication in the following academic year.

The award is open to full-time students across all three campuses and full-time distance students.
Selection criteria
The selection criterion is academic merit within the Bachelor of Communication.

Selection panel
The scholarships are awarded by the University Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of a selection panel. The selection panel consists of representatives from the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, and the School of English and Media Studies.

The selection panel has the right to refrain from making an award if there are no suitable applicants and its decision is final.

Conditions of the scholarship
The scholarship may be held in conjunction with other scholarships, bursaries or awards, so long as those scholarships, bursaries or awards permit co-tenure.

Closing date
The closing date for applications is 30 November. Incomplete or late applications are not accepted.

Scholarship application

Current students

Log in to the student portal. Select the scholarships tab and choose ‘Make an application’.

Prospective students

You must complete the admission process before you can apply for a scholarship. Read the section for Prospective students on our How to apply page.

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