Rūnaka Scholarships


The purpose of this scholarship is to acknowledge the contribution students make to their r¯unaka and the local community. It is offered to four students (one from each of the four local Rūnaka), for study in a chosen programme at Otago Polytechnic. Full fees are paid for the duration of the study.

To be eligible:

  • You must already be registered with one of the four local R¯unaka:
  • You must meet the academic entry criteria for your chosen programme of study.
  • You must be a domestic student.
  • You must pass your academic studies each year with a minimum of 50%.
  • Your study must be continuous.
  • You must be enrolled in a full-time, full-year course.


Click here for 2022 applications