The Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship

Applications are now open for the Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship, offered by the Kawharu Foundation in partnership with Auckland Museum. Sir Hugh Kawharu was an inspirational leader who was involved with Auckland Museum for more than 30 years as a Trust Board member guiding matters affecting Māori and enabling Māori aspirations.

The $10,000 grant is open to any students of Māori descent, who are studying full-time at undergraduate or graduate level at a New Zealand university or wānanga, and have an interest in cultural heritage. The purpose of the scholarship is to support and encourage Māori research and leadership, particularly in the field of cultural heritage.

In addition to the grant, the successful recipient could receive the benefit of an academic mentor for the duration of the candidate’s studies. It is anticipated that the scholarship candidate will undertake a research project in an area of relevance to the Museum’s collections which will form part of their studies and contribute to the completion of their degree.

More information and details on how to apply can be found here

Closing date for applications: 9 March 2022.