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Skills Active Māori Sports Awards Scholarship/Grant

History of award

Since 1999, Skills Active (the industry training organisation for sports, fitness and recreation), have been proud partners of Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust in providing scholarships for promising and outstanding Māori athletes in support of their sporting and academic careers.


This year Skills Active is offering a scholarship of $5,000 to a male or female athlete of Māori descent (aged from 16 to U/20).


Applicants need to be aged 16 to 20, and achieving outstanding results at regional, national or international level.

Number of awards





Not applicable

Closing dates

31 October 2020
31 October 2021

How do students apply?

Download an Application form here.
Application Form
Scholarship criteria

Further information available from

For enquires or assistance with this application please contact: MSA awards office
Phone: 09 278 6591 / 09 278 9752 / 027 901 237 Fax: 09 278 6582 Email:

Additional information

While recipient names, rohe, age, Iwi and scholarship will be publicised within the kaupapa of the Māori Sports Awards Events, the personal information requested in this application form will be used solely for the purposes of assessing your application for a Scholarship Administered by Skills Active & Te Tohu Taakaro O Aotearoa Charitable Trust. Personal information contained in the application will be made available to members of the Judging Committee.

Decision makers

The CEO & Management of Skills Active, and the CEO of Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust, will make the final selection.


The Successful applicant will be required to attend the National Māori Sports Awards and will be assisted with the costs of travel and accommodation.

Conditions of acceptance

The successful candidate will be required to be available for a one-off marketing or presentation exercise to the CEO and/or Board of Skills Active and send regular updates of their progress.


Te Tohu Taakaro O Aotearoa Charitable Trust
PO Box 23650
Papatoetoe 2155