Kotahitanga Korikori DTNZ Scholarship

This scholarship encourages and supports Māori and Pasifika students to train as dance movement therapists by undertaking a Diploma of Dance Movement Therapy or a Master of Dance Movement Therapy. One scholarship will be awarded annually, for a period of one year at a time, to the value of up to $5000. The scholarship will be paid to the course of the study and any additional funds can be used for additional supervision sessions as required. The selection process is as follows:

  1. Application is made to DTNZ
  2. A Selection Committee assesses all applications
  3. The Scholarship is awarded on the recommendation of the DTNZ Advisory Board
How to apply for the Kotahitanga Korikori DTNZ Scholarship

Please email operations@dancetherapy.co.nz with your personal statement outlining why you are applying and what you hope to do upon completion of your Dance Therapy study along with your prior study records. Applications need to be submitted by 1 December, 2024. Decisions will be made by 16 December, 2024 with the successful applicant directly notified. 

Mauri tu, mauri ora, mauri noho, mauri mate/Those who are active thrive, those who are inactive perish. 

This whakataukī, or proverb, draws our attention to the need to be actively involved in all parts of our life. Movement and dance is an important part of our natural and organic assimilation to the environment we choose to live in. All movement is connected back to the life essence - mauri (tihei mauri ora), and descends from ātua Māori and creation, throughout nature to this present moment.

You can find more information about how to become a creative arts therapist on our Training & Development webpagePeople participating in Matariki art therapy