Scholarships

THE OTAKI AND PORIRUA TRUSTS BOARD

(Created by the Otaki and Porirua Trusts Act 1943)

 

Telephone:       (06) 364 5060                                                              P O Box 63

Fax:                 (06) 364 5061                                                              Otaki, 5512

Email:              scholarships@optb.org.nz

 

Grants for 2017

 

The Otaki and Porirua Trusts Board administrates the Otaki and Porirua Trusts Board Scholarships, which aims to provide assistance for post primary education for boys and girls between the ages of 13 to 20 years inclusive.

Funding for the scholarship comes from the income generated from the land based assets of the trust, including those lands vested in the Otaki and Porirua Trusts Board by the 1943 Act, and lands subsequently acquired or under lease to the Board.

The scholarship is open to British subjects of all races, inhabitants of the islands in the Pacific ocean, but preference is given to the boys and girls of the three iwi of Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga and Ngati Toa Rangatira.

 Selection considers the following:

  • Demonstrated involvement with Marae, Hapū and Iwi of the three aforementioned Iwi

  • Demonstrated strong interest in Maori culture and language

  • Evidence of involvement in cultural and/or community and/or sporting activities