Maori students studying the arts are being encouraged to apply for this year's Nga Karahipi a Te Waka Toi, Te Waka Toi scholarships.
Every year Te Waka Toi - the Maori Arts Board of Creative New Zealand, awards two scholarships to emerging artists who have talent, promise and commitment to the future of Maori arts.
Students must be studying at a formal place of learning including marae, or a university or polytechnic.
Last year scholarships went to Karangawai Marsh who is studying for her Masters in Maori Visual Arts at Massey University; and graphic designer and carver Tai Kerekere who runs his own graphic and design business with his wife in Wellington.
Each scholarship is worth $4000 and applications close on 30 March.