|OTAMA MARERE TRUST|
OTAMA MARERE grants
Education grants for 2024 will open on 1 February 2024 and will close on 5 April 2024. Education grants may only be applied for between these dates. Otama Marere supports eligible owners and their descendants with a first year tertiary grant of $1,000.00, a second year tertiary grant of $2,000.00 and third and subsequent year tertiary grants of $3,000.00.
If you have any questions then please contact Shirley Pahl on (07) 9217684 or email shirley.Pahl@pgtrust.co.nz
Please ensure you read the education grant policy, below.
HUIA TAPSELL SCHOLARSHIP
Direct Descendants of an owner in the Otama Marere Trust may also be eligible to apply for the Huia Tapsell Scholarship in 2024. The sum of $1,000.00 will be awarded annually to one recipient. Students that apply must be enrolled in their first or consecutive years of postgrad students, or be in the 4th or consecutive year of study towards one degree (for example dentistry). If you are interested in applying for this scholarship then please contact contact Shirley Pahl on (07) 9217684 or email Shirley.Pahl@pgtrust.co.nz for a application form.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications for the Huia Tapsell Scholarship 2024 open on 1 February 2024 and close on 5 April 2024.
Otama Marere Kaumātua Grants are available for those aged over 60 years old. The payment is $300.00 for those eligible owners aged 60-69 years and $400.00 for those eligible applicants aged 70 years and older. Payments are made in mid-December of each year. In order to be eligible, an owner must meet the following criteria:
A copy of the Kaumātua Grant Policy and Kaumātua Grant form can be found below. If you have any questions then please contact shirley Pahlon (07) 9217684 or email Shirley.Pahl@pgtrust.co.nz.
THE WARWICK TAPSELL SPORTING AND CULTURAL GRANT
This acknowledges the contribution of Warwick Tapsell to Otama Marere Trust. It supports our owners and their descendants who are representing NZ in sporting and cultural events around the world. The grant provides $200.00 to be awarded to those owners and their descendants who are representing New Zealand overseas at a cultural or sporting event. Applications are discretionary and are accepted for consideration all year round.
If you are interested in applying for this scholarship then please contact Shirley Pahl on (07) 9217684 or email Shirley.Pahl@pgtrust.co.nz for a application form.
Otama Marere tangihana Grants in the amount of $300.00 are available to assist with costs associated with the tangi or funeral expenses of a registered shareholder of the Otama Marere Trust or a beneficiary of a whanau trust that is a shareholder in Otama Marere.
Tangihana Grant applications will only be accepted if the applicant meets the following criteria:
Tangihana Grants will be paid to an appropriate family member as decided by the trustees, marae, funeral director or to the executor or administrator of the estate on production of information to the satisfaction of the trustees. A copy of the Tangihana Policy and Tangihana grant form can be found below. If you have any questions then please contact Shirley Pahl on (07) 9217684 or email Shirley.Pahl@pgtrust.co.nz