21 Jan 2013

Agriculture scholarships target Maori

7:34 pm on 21 January 2013

Ten new scholarships each worth $10,000 have been made available for Maori tertiary students studying agriculture.

The Whanui grants have been created by the independent charitable trust, Te Putea Whakatupu - in partnership with the national organisation, the Federation of Maori Authorites.

Putea Whakatupu trust chair Richard Jefferies says they're looking for applicants enrolled in an agribusiness or agriscience degree and who are committed to Maori development in agriculture.

He says the scholarships aim to get more Maori with qualifications involved in farming.