Hāpaitia te ara tika pūmau ai te rangatiratanga mō ngā uri whakatipu.
Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations.
Applications for this scholarship are open for 2019!
Background to the award
This award is a memorial to Judy Kaa, National President of Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand from 2008 to 2015, an inspiring early childhood teacher and leader. Owner of highly regarded Kerikeri centre, Nurture by Nature, Judy was a student in the postgraduate leadership programme and completed the Certificate in Leadership (ECE). A tireless leader in her community, Judy believed in the potential of all people to learn and to lead. He wahine pūmau ki te kaupapa.
The scholarship is available to a student who has been accepted into Te Rito Maioha's Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (ECE) and covers the fees for the first year of study (2 papers). The scholarship is also available to those completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership (ECE).
First year tuition fees for the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Early Childhood Education ($3,612 for 2019 – two papers).
Tenure of award
Number of awards offered
One per year
Closing dates for the award applications
27 January (2019)
Date of notification
1 March (2019)
Purpose of award
One scholarship shall be awarded annually in the form of the tuition fee for the first two papers in Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand’s Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (Early Childhood Education).
The award is open to all domestic students selected for entry to Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand’s postgraduate leadership programme who commenced study in July 2018, or who will commence study in February 2018.
Applicants will be shortlisted by a panel comprising the Programme Director, a Council member nominated by the National President and the Pouhere Kaupapa Māori. The final decision will be made by the Chief Executive.
How do you apply?
Applicants are required to complete a scholarship application form (also below) and attach the following:
- A letter of application to the Programme Director stating what they hope to achieve for their community by undertaking this programme of postgraduate study in early childhood education leadership.
- A brief curriculum vitae.
- Two (2) references from members of the local community.
Applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.
The successful recipient will be advised by telephone. All other applicants will be advised by mail.
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The award recipient is expected to write a brief report (up to 1,000 words) outlining the impact of this study programme on their leadership and the benefits to their community. This report is submitted to the Chief Executive by 28 February of the year following the award.
The recipient is required to successfully complete the papers enrolled in. Withdrawal or failure to complete the papers will require repayment of the funding award.
Student and Administration Services Manager on email@example.com or 0800 244 532.
Below is a printable information sheet and application form for this scholarship.