Scholarship for Māori and Pacific Architecture Students

Author: Heidi North
Date: 04/12/2019

We’re very pleased to announce the new Jasmax scholarship to support Māori and Pacific architecture students in their studies at the University of Auckland.

Jasmax has long recognised the need to have a stronger voice in architecture and design. CEO Sjoerd Post says, “At Jasmax we believe that the Tiriti o Waitangi between mana whenua and tangata tiriti offers a powerful opportunity to create architecture and design that is unique to Aotearoa. Waka Māia are our kaihautū in that quest.”

“Offering this scholarship is a small contribution to get mana whenua and the Pacifica voice in that conversation.”

“Auckland is the largest Polynesian city in the world,” says Professor Deidre Brown (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu), the world’s first Māori Professor of Architecture and Head of the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland. “Māori are the tangata whenua and have an important role to play in the maintenance of the cultural landscape, including its architecture.”

The scholarship is worth $5,000 per annum for up to five years for Māori and Pacific students studying architecture. Applications for the Jasmax Scholarship for Māori and Pacific Students close 15 January 2020. Full guidelines and instructions on how to apply can be found here.

Full release here.