Te Rokohira Degree Scholarship


This scholarship covers the recipient’s tuition fees for up to two and a half years of full-time study. Additional discretionary assistance may be available to contribute towards course materials


Annual, with the potential for renewal in subsequent years based on the Annual Renewal Criteria (below)

Number awarded


Closing date

Applications for this scholarship will be made in conjunction with the application to study at the New Zealand Broadcasting School, due 30 September 2016

The Te Rokohira Degree Scholarship is an entry scholarship for students studying the Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications at the New Zealand Broadcasting School, at Ara Institute of Canterbury. It is funded by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is looking for an engaging, creative and cutting-edge individual capable of becoming a multi-skilled journalist or storyteller. This is an opportunity for a proud Ngāi Tahu descendant to be community focused, a creative writer, social media adept, iwi connected and well qualified, who will help tell the stories of Ngāi Tahu for Ngāi Tahu and the world.


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be Ngāi Tahu
  • Be committed to Te Reo me ōna tikanga
  • Have an understanding of the history of Ngāi Tahu
  • Have Papatipu Rūnanga support
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident of New Zealand

Annual Renewal Criteria

  • Must pass all courses in the programme of study and meet all pre-requisites
  • Must pass annual review of work experience with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Application Requirements

  • Full name, address and contact information with a covering letter
  • One academic and one character reference
  • Letter of support from papatipu rūnanga

Selection Process

The scholarship will be awarded as part of the NZBS application and selection process. Recipients will be advised as soon as possible after
their acceptance to study at the New Zealand Broadcasting School. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu will be a part of the interview programme to
select the recipient of the scholarship.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

  • The recipient must accept holiday work experience opportunities as directed by the funder
  • The recipient must undertake an internship in the third year as directed by the funder
  • The recipient must undertake some study in te reo Māori, me ōna tikanga

For more information about how to apply, contact:

Julian Wilcox
Chief Operating Officer
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

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