Through Ngā Karahipi Whakaeke we provide financial assistance and mentoring support to Māori law students who are the first member of their whānau tonu (immediate family) to attend university and/or will be the first in whānau to graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
We are proud to support the next generation of Māori lawyers and look forward to seeing where this programme can help to take our talented students.
Our 2024 Awards, Whakaeke Tāmaki and Whakaeke Pōneke, provide financial assistance of $5,000 (paid at the start of semester / trimester 1, 2024) and mentoring and CV support from our firm.
Applications are now closed.
Applications have now closed.
To be eligible for Award consideration, applicants must:
Selection will be based on the applicant’s demonstrated passion for a career in law, potential to contribute to the law profession, motivation to succeed at university, and their personal circumstances including any financial or other hardship, as assessed by a personal statement. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a kōrero with the Selection Committee where they will be invited to share their background and future aspirations. Shortlisted applicants will also be invited to share their pepeha in Māori or English (optional/if known). Shortlisted applicants may be accompanied by a support person.
The Award will be made to two students, one from each law school at Waipapa Taumata Rau – University of Auckland and Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington.
Refer to the University Scholarship page for further information.
Applications for the 2024 scholarships are now open.
Whakaeke Tāmaki – MinterEllisonRuddWatts First in Whānau Award of $5,000 – application form
Applicants must submit their application and supporting documentation by 4.30pm on Sunday, 1 October 2023.