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Wakatipu Community Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are a wonderful way to support Wakatipu Youth and individuals who are already showing talent in their chosen field, or who may need a hand up to enable them to shine. It is a way for an individual, organisation or a community group to support future leaders, and grow a stronger community.  Scholarships can help grow diversity, skills, leadership, community wellbeing and culture.

The Wakatipu Community Foundation is well placed to manage your scholarship programme.  Funds are professionally managed and invested as per our Trust Deed and financial reporting requirements are already in place. We currently administer a number of scholarships, and would like to grow this to offer a broad range of support to our youth.

2021 Scholarship Award Winners 

Kate Moetaua Foundation Scholarship

One of Kate's final wishes was that a foundation be set up to support talented people in the sporting and arts arena.  In accordance with her wishes the  Kate Moetaua Foundation has been created in 2019.


Kate dedicated her life to teaching and influenced the lives of so many young people, opening their eyes to the world of performance, helping them to gain confidence on and off the stage. Sadly Kate passed away from cancer at the young age of 45 leaving her husband Teaukura (T) and her three young girls Anika, Aya and Malia. The Kate Moetaua Foundation will provide a wonderful opportunity for her children to carry on the work that their Mum started through distributing money from the foundation to talented and aspiring young sports people and artists to help them achieve their dreams and fulfill their potential in these disciplines.

Award Amount:  Up to $2000

Number of Awards each year: Varies

Timeline and application process: Open July 1 to August 15 2021

Eligibility Requirements: Wakatipu High School students in arts or sports

Click here for APPLICATION FORM  (Currently Closed for 2021)

2021 Scholarship Award Winners 

Arrowtown Autumn Festival Community Scholarship

The  Arrowtown Autumn Festival Community Scholarship has been set up to recognize and reward Year 13 students who show a strong sense of Community involvement and leadership.  


The Autumn Festival is a not-for-profit community event, and community participation is at the heart of their values. 

The festival is all about involving people and bringing the community together. As part of their charter, any residual funds

from the festival each year are donated back to the community, and the Festival Committee have elected to use the

funds to create a scholarship for Wakatipu youth.  The Scholarship is intended to help fund the recipients next phase

of their development,  such as costs associated with further study or vocational training.

The scholarship will be awarded in November each year.

Award Amount:  $2500

Number of Awards each year: 2

Timeline and application process: 20 September - 15 October 2021

Eligibility Requirements: Year 13 Wakatipu High School Student

Click here for APPLICATION FORM  (Currently closed for 2021)

2021 Scholarship Award Winners 

Scholarship Recipient Impact Report 

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Interested in Applying?

If you are applying and have questions about the applications  drop us a line here



Interested in setting up a Scholarship Fund?

If setting up a Scholarship Fund is a legacy you would like to create click on the document to see

how easy it is to set up. If you already have a Scholarship fund, but are finding meeting regulatory

requirements a burden, talk to us about how we can help.


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