Fund Details
Cotter Tait Scholarship for Māori and Pacific/Pasifika Engineering Students
Award Amount
$3,000 and a mentoring opportunity



This scholarship offers financial assistance, and industry connections and advice, to Māori and Pacific/Pasifika undergraduate Engineering students at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.


a. Financial assistance at a value of $3,000.

b. An opportunity of mentoring with a member of Collective Success.

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Closing Date: 11:59 pm (NZT) 31 March (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date.)

Tenure:  One year

Number Available Annually: One

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: Third Year of a programme for a BE(Hons) degree

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Not applicable

Special Requirements: Applicants must have whakapapa Māori and/or be Pacific/Pasifika students.

For more information, please read the regulations for this award: click here.


Special Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must have whakapapa Māori and/or be Pacific/Pasifika students.

Additional Information:

Sina Cotter Tait established the scholarship in 2021 to encourage promising engineers with a sense of purpose into a career, while growing the number of Māori and Pacific/Pasifika students into the professional tiers and into industry leadership positions. A goal through the establishment of this scholarship is to provide Māori and Pacific/Pasifika students with career advice, job opportunity connections, and network/relationship capital, to build some equity into the bridge between university and early career.  

Sina Cotter Tait, a UC alumna, MBA, BE(Hons), is a professional engineer with her own engineering consultancy company.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at

Search Filters:

Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
    • Engineering
      Domestic/International Students
      • Domestic
      • International
        Subject of Study
        • Engineering
          Equity Awards
          • Maori students
          • Pasifika students
          • Part-time study
            Award Type
            • Scholarship
              Application Closing Month
              • March
                Begin Accepting Applications Date:
                6 Mar 2023
                Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone):
                31 Mar 2023 11:59 PM