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Nga Karahipi Uru Rakau Forestry Scholarships

Your future in forestry starts here. 

Thinking of a career in forestry?
E whai whakaaro ana ki te mahi i te rāngai ngahere?

A Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau (Forestry Scholarship) is your first step to a career in one of New Zealand’s largest and innovative industries.

Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service, is committed to creating greater diversity across forestry and wood-processing. In particular, we encourage Māori and those who identify as female to take up careers in forestry and help transform New Zealand’s future.

Who can apply?
Ko wai e tika ana hei tono?

We want to hear from applicants who are Māori and/or identify as female, or both, enrolling in the Diploma in Forest Management at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology (must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident).

What you’ll receive
Tāu ka whiwhi ai

Recipients will receive $7000 for each year of their two-year diploma (subject to successful completion of each academic year). The scholarship also includes a paid internship over summer of 10 weeks with Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service, or an employer in the forestry sector.

How to apply
Me pēhea te tono

Check out our website for more information about eligibility, and how to apply. Applications open 1 June and close 16 December 2022.

Why study forestry?
He aha te take me ako i te mahi ngahere?

By studying and choosing a career in forestry, you can:

  • help New Zealand reach its climate change goals
  • enhance and protect our country’s biodiversity
  • partner with Māori and iwi to optimise land use potential and outcomes
  • create a sustainable environment for the future
  • help create new industries and technologies
  • be part of the move to building a bioeconomy.

More information
He mōhiohio anō

For more information about Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau, click here or email or phone 0800 00 83 33.