Te Ara a Kupe Beaton Scholarship

Dedicated to young Maori students who have the spirit to conquer the world stage.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the scholarship program will be postponed to 2021.

Scholarship Program Includes

Educational Experience

Crimson Education believes in the power of personalised education and mentoring. Recipients of the scholarship will receive tailored tutoring and mentoring support that helps them to apply to and secure admission to top-ranked universities in New Zealand and abroad.

This scholarship was the first of its kind in New Zealand, paying homage to the company's birthplace from which Maori culture plays a central part of the story.

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Maori scholarship members
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High school recipients

Up to $20,000

Of personalised education and mentoring awarded to each scholarship recipient

Years 10 - 13

Applicants can be in Year 10/11/12/13
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Māori student and previous Te Ara a Kupe Beaton Scholarship winner, Sam, gains admission to Harvard

Some 3 years ago, 15-year-old Sam applied for Crimson’s Te Ara a Kupe Beaton Scholarship figuring he might as well throw his hat in the ring! Little did he know back then that his becoming one of five talented Maori students to receive the scholarships led to his working with Crimson and eventually gaining admission to Harvard and Yale.

The soon to be Harvard freshman, who dreamed, even then, of being New Zealand’s first Maori Prime Minister, is well on his way, having gained acceptance to Harvard - which breeds leaders like Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy (and 6 other US Presidents) to name a few. To read more about Sam’s journey from Mount Maunganui, to Cambridge, Massachusetts, click the button below.

Scholarship winner Sam Taylor
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Hear from Sam and how he worked with Crimson

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How to Apply

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the 2020 applications round for the Te Ara a Kupe Beaton Scholarship will be postponed. If you're still interested and eligible, look out for the launch of the next round in 2021.

Step 01
Submit a 500 word maximum statement as to how this scholarship will benefit your future

Step 02
List your extracurricular and leadership activities which can include sporting involvement

Step 03
List any involvement in Maori culture initiatives

Step 04
Provide a specific statement of competency in Te reo Maori

Step 05
Submit a CV and academic transcript (term report & formal examination results)

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