Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa

Rua Mano Scholarship

What does the scholarship get me?


Length of award

One Year

Number of awards offered

The number of scholarships awarded varies from year to year

Purpose of award

To encourage and /or support Māori students undertaking library and information studies, and where appropriate, studies that strengthen their knowledge of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori.

Selection criteria

The following selection criteria applies:

  • Applicants must be tangata whenua through whakapapa. 
  • They must be studying for a tertiary qualification in librarianship or information studies
  • They Must show commitment to whanau/hapu/iwi
  • They Must display commitment to learning or fostering te reo Māori and me ona tikanga.

How do students apply?

To apply for the Rua Mano Scholarship, applicants must provide the following Information:

  • The Qualification being undertaken in the current year
  • Tribal affiliations
  • Examples of involvement and commitment to whanau, hapu, or iwi
  • Examples of how applicant currently improves his/her commitment to te reo Māori
  • An explanation of how the applicant intends to improve and share his/her commitment to te reo Māori and/or tikanga
  • Applicants should also provide references from tangata whenua and /or Māori organisations who may be contacted to assist judges final decision

Application forms are available in English and Te Reo Māori, downloadable at the bottom of the page.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Application for the Scholarship will be advertised in February of the award year, with selection of the successful applicant completed for the announcement of the award of the Scholarship at the next LIANZA Conference.

Decision makers

The selection panel includes the President of Te Ropu Whakahau (Chair); the President of LIANZA; the LIANZA Councillor with Bicultural Portfolio; and the Te Ropu Whakahau representative on LIANZA National Council.

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