The Masters of Māori and Indigenous Leadership (MMIL) is an applied professional programme that aims to equip the next generation of leaders across a wide variety of sectors with the skills, knowledge, and attributes necessary to advance the aspirations of Iwi Māori and other indigenous peoples, whether it be in a social, cultural, environmental, political, or commercial context. The programme is run by Aotahi - School of Māori and Indigenous Studies, at the University of Canterbury.

The MMIL programme starts in February 2019 and lasts for between 18-24 months. You must be prepared to commit to a three-day wānanga (Friday to Sunday) held in Te Tau Ihu once a month, and a two-week overseas trip at the end of your first academic year.

Wakatū Incorporation is providing up to two academic scholarships of $10,000 each to go towards the total cost of the Te Tau Ihu based MMIL programme.

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship you must be a Wakatū shareholder, the beneficiary a Wakatū whānau trust, or a descendant of a Wakatū shareholder. To apply, you’ll need to complete an online application. You’ll need to include a CV, and a cover letter detailing why you would like to be considered for scholarship, what you hope to get from this experience and how you envision applying new knowledge gained from the programme back into your community or industry.

To apply for a MMIL Wakatū scholarship please complete the online application.

 Deadline for applications for MMIL Wakatū scholarship is Thursday 20 December. Applicants will be shortlisted and interviewed.

You’ll need to complete a separate application process for the MMIL programme.

Information about applying for a student loan via Studylink here

Any questions about the scholarship, contact Karli Te Aotonga or phone 03 546 8648