The Trust has five (5) main criteria, three (3) of which are applicable to the funding of scholarships. Applications for scholarships are required to demonstrate how the applicants intended program of study will satisfy the criteria as listed below:

  • Demonstrate consistency with the Wairakei-Tauhara Hapu Environmental Framework Plan; and
  • Active involvement of an individual or individuals who whakapapa to the hapu represented by Nga Hapu; and
  • Maintenance and enhancement of Nga Hapu's relationship with their waahi tapu and other taonga affected by the utilisation of the Wairakei-Tauhara Geothermal System.
Whakatauāki:   English

Wārea te one tapu,

Ka hura tangata a uta, me tiakina atu ki tangata a tai, Ka hura tangata a tai, me tiakina atu ki tangata a uta. Kia oti ake te mahara ma te taiao mo ake tonu atu.

Clear the sacred pathway,

And let those who care for the hinterland, be as one with those who reside by the seaside. Let those who care for the seaside, be of one thought with those of the hinterland, only then will the care of the environment be secured forever.