Pouwhirinaki - Tairāwhiti campus
The role of the Pouwhirinaki staff is to provide on-campus support for Māori and Pacific students studying at EIT. We achieve this by providing a confidential setting for students to discuss their educational needs.
The Pouwhirinaki aims to encourage participation, retention and success of Māori and Pacific students.
Pouwhirinaki Services aim to:-
We will support students with:
The Pouwhirinaki staff are located in the Library. Feel free to come and visit us anytime during the office hours, if we are not available you can make an appointment at the service desk.
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm.
There is a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships and awards available to Māori and Pacific students who are studying at EIT. We can help you with the completion, form-filling and posting out of all scholarship applications.
You should keep the following in mind:-
EIT has givME, a national database of scholarships, awards and grants for individuals looking for funding for study and professional development. This is available to all students and can be accessed on campus.
The following sites offer information about specific scholarships, awards and grants for Māori students:-
The following sites offer information about specific scholarships, awards and grants for Pacific students:-
Some iwi have scholarships and grants available to assist you financially while studying at EIT. To be eligible for iwi funding you need to register with your iwi, this will require whakapapa or genealogical information. We have provided a list of iwi websites for you to check.
To talk to us directly, please make an appointment at the Service Desk in the Library.