22 May 2009

Arts faculty offers scholarships

9:49 am on 22 May 2009

Tertiary students of Ngati Whatua o Orakei descent are being given a leg up by the University of Auckland.

Waatea News reports the university arts faculty is offering four scholarships.

Faculty dean John Morrow says the university has a memorandum of understanding with the hapu which includes the aim of educational advancement.

The faculty will also fund four $500 bursaries to encourage mature Ngati Whatua o Orakei students who do not have University Entrance, to gain the skills and confidence to undertake tertiary study.