Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand & Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa (Māori Accountants Network) (NKMoA) congratulates the winners of the 2018 Ngā Raumanako Māori Scholarship and the Suzanne Spencer Māori Scholarship.

Aaron McGregor (Ngā Rauru, Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga) is the 2018 recipient of the Ngā Raumanko Māori Scholarship. Aaron is completing the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Management and Accounting) at Whanganui UCOL.

Aaron McGregor

Aaron McGregor with his sisters Karen McGregor and Yvette McGregor.

Fiona Pahl (Ngāi Tahu) is the 2018 recipient of the Suzanne Spencer Memorial Māori Scholarship. Fiona is studying Bachelor of Commerce at Lincoln University.

Fiona Pahl

Fiona Pahl with her mother, Julie, and Joe Consedine, General Manager Public Sector Segment, CA ANZ.

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Scholarship information

Purpose

The Ngā Raumanako Māori Scholarship and Suzanne Spencer Memorial Māori Scholarship are offered to Māori tauira studying towards a qualification in accounting, who are in their second or subsequent year of study. The scholarship will provide a level of financial support to help support our tauira on their education journey and to develop their skills in accounting and encourage others to undertake accounting as a profession.

Recipients of both scholarships must have values that clearly align to the values of both NKMoA and CA ANZ and include a statement to this effect.

Selection Criteria

Ngā Raumanako Māori Scholarship
The Ngā Raumanako Māori Scholarship is for Māori tauira who have a passion for accounting. The recipient will need to clearly articulate how this scholarship will help them to achieve their aspirations in the accounting field and how these can contribute to the economic and financial well-being of Māori.

The successful recipient of the Ngā Raumanako Māori Scholarship will receive $5,000 over a two year period as well as the opportunity to gain an internship with one of the Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa network partners.

The internship opportunity will allow the recipient to gain valuable practical experience within an accounting environment. The recipient will learn new skills and build their confidence and gain industry knowledge from a team of experienced accounting professionals. This will give them great insight in to the career pathway and opportunities for a Māori Accountant.

Suzanne Spencer Memorial Māori Scholarship
Suzanne Spencer, a wāhine Māori was the first deputy chair of NKMoA. She was a Chartered Accountant with Polson Higgs. Suzanne was an integral member of a team who helped to establish and build NKMoA through strong leadership and visionary thinking. This scholarship is specifically for wāhine Māori who have a clear focus on achievement not just for themselves, but for their whānau and the community. The recipient will need to demonstrate how they have contributed to their community and how they, as a proud wāhine toa can contribute to the holistic wellbeing of Māori through strong leadership and visionary thinking.

The successful recipient of the Suzanne Spencer Memorial Māori Scholarship will receive $6,000 over a two year period and have access to the NKMoA network of employers at the student evening at the Hui-ā-Tau. They will also be provided with the opportunity to have a mentor from the NKMoA network to assist them with their career aspirations.

Value

Ngā Raumanako Māori Scholarship
$5,000 ($2,500 p.a. over 2 years)

Suzanne Spencer Memorial Māori Scholarship
$6,000 ($3,000 p.a. over 2 years)

Key Dates

The next round of scholarships will open mid 2019.

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