The Trust supports educational activities that enhance the mātauranga Māori, academic prosperity and educational success of its beneficiaries across most age groups. This includes study at intermediate, secondary and tertiary level, work related training, leadership development, and study that develops cultural knowledge pertaining to Ngāti Ruapuha and Ngāti Uekaha.

Intermediate and Secondary Grants

Grants for 2021 School Year have closed.

Please note that the Intermediate and Secondary Grant Forms have been changed to one form instead of two.

Inset photo Aroha Costar and
Paengawhawha Henry-Wi.

Tertiary, Work Related & Apprenticeship Grants

Grants for 2021 have now closed.

Inset photo Tai Jones
and Hunter Waaka.

General Criteria

To be eligible for an education grant you must be:

  • Registered with the Ruapuha Uekaha Hapū Trust
  • Enrolled in school or be in a certified home school, tertiary institution or provide proof that you are completing work related studies
  • Fill in all sections of the application form
  • Provide all supporting documents requested in the application form
  • Ensure that the information provided is true and correct
  • If you are not sure if you are registered contact the RUHT Administrator on 0800 525 626 or click Register Here

Photo – Waitomo Caves School

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Kia hora te marino.  Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana.  Kia tere te kārohirohi i mua i tō huarahi.

May peace be widespread. May the sea glisten like greenstone.  And may the shimmer of light guide your way.