There are a large number of scholarships available to Taratahi students to help towards paying programme fees and/or accommodation while studying with us.  We have listed some of these scholarships below; please note that they are listed in closing date order.

Some of the scholarships have closing dates before the programme starts.  There are also scholarships available with specific criteria, some of which may only apply to a particular region. 

We are happy to help students apply for scholarships.  Some scholarships require an interview with the provider, as well as a written application.  Our team can work with students to prepare them for the interview, practising interview questions, personal presentation and confidence.

As well as applying for scholarships, students should also contact Studylink to see if they are eligible for training and living allowances.

If you have any questions about the scholarships available call us 0800 TARATAHI or email us.  

GrowingNZ also have a directory of Scholarships which are available - check this out on their website - http://www.growingnz.org.nz/scholarships.php

This list is not comprehensive.  It is worth checking with your local district council to see what other scholarships are available to you

Scholarship

Value

Closing Date

Criteria

Closing Month - February

Edmund Sanderson Jeff Farm Scholarship – Salvation Army

Up to $7,000

Friday 8th February

Enrolled in a certificate, diploma or degree (not equine or viticulture) at Telford or Wairarapa. Applicants to provide evidence of hardship (financial, environmental or health)

LA Alexander Financial Assistance for Tertiary Students

Up to 50% of course fees
One scholarship of up to $6,000 annually (John McIntyre Memorial)

End of February

Applicants born, educated or being educated in the Taranaki/Waverley area

FMG Scholarship – Year one

Three scholarships of $1,000 each towards fees

End of February

Enrolled in New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture Level 3, (Sheep and Beef or Dairy option) at Taratahi Wairarapa Campus and displays a passion for the rural sector

FMG Scholarship – Year two

Three scholarships of $1,000 each towards fees

End of February

Enrolled in New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture Level 4 (Sheep and Beef or Dairy option) at Taratahi Wairarapa Campus and displays a passion for the rural sector. 2-page project submission required. Merit and future promise looked on favourably

Closing Month - March

Carterton District Council Scholarship

$500 towards fees

1st of March

Enrolled in Level 3 or Level 4 agricultural or equine programmes, as a full-time student at Taratahi (preference given to students from Carterton then Wairarapa). Selection criteria based on merit and future promise

Rural Women NZ Scholarships

See below

Applications can be submitted for more than one grant or bursary at one time

Check specific grant/bursary

Enrolled in at least one year of study in an agricultural subject.  NB some grants have age requirements

Rural Women NZ Scholarships

Diamond Jubilee Bursary:

$1,000

1st March

From applicants requiring financial assistance to attend a full-time course of at least one year in agriculture.  Character references required

Rural Women NZ Scholarships

Text Book Grant:

$500 for one year

1st March

From applicants requiring financial assistance for resource materials. Character references required

Rural Women NZ Scholarships

Tertiary Bursary:

$1,000 for one year

1st March

From applicants requiring financial assistance for the payment of course fees. Character references required

Rural Women NZ Scholarships

Hawke’s Bay Agricultural Tertiary Bursary:

Up to $1,500 per year

1st March

For resident Hawke’s Bay applicants requiring financial assistance for the payment of agriculture or apiculture course fees or resources. Character references required

Rural Women NZ Scholarships

Tararua Provincial Education Grant:

 

1st March

Applicant must be a resident of the Tararua or Hawke’s Bay area and outline the need for financial assistance to purchase text books and resources

DairyNZ Excellence

Maximum of $2,000

March

Enrolled in a one-year New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture Level 4 at Taratahi in the Dairy option and have achieved at a high level throughout their training

Beef + lamb NZ

Full cost of tuition fees max $4,000

March

Must be registered in a full-time course at Taratahi prior to selection process. Academic merit and evidence of leadership qualities are looked on favourably

Sargents Scholarship

Maximum of $2,000

March

Enrolled in a one-year Level 3 programme at Taratahi. Merit and future promise are looked on favourably

PGG Wrightson Scholarship – Year one

Maximum of $2,000

March

Enrolled in a one-year Level 3 programme at Taratahi. Merit and future promise are looked on favourably

NZ Charolais Cattle Society Scholarship

Total of $1,000 towards fees

End of March

Enrolled in New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture Level 3 or Level 4, as a full-time student at Taratahi and be intending to pursue a career in the farming sector

Janine Young Memorial Award

Variable to assist with tuition fees, technology or travel

End of March

Enrolled at Taratahi. Applications made directly to the Trust by email (no application form). Preference given to applicants who can provide evidence of hardship

Parininihi ki Taitotara Inc Trust Tertiary Grant Programme

Variable

End of March

Applicants must whakapapa to at least one iwi of Taranaki and be enrolled in a tertiary institute

Haane Manahi Memorial Scholarship

Up to $6,000 pa, for up to 3 years

End of March

Open to Ngati Whakaue descendents who are residents of the Rotorua/Maketu District and have attended secondary school in that area

Sydney Campbell Scholarships

$1,000

March

Open to students from Wairarapa taking courses in agriculture and show a desire to return and living Wairarapa upon completing the programme

Closing Month - April

Regina Rudland Memorial Scholarship

$500

End of April

Applicants must be attending one-year, full-time study Level 3 or higher, in the field of Agriculture or Apiculture, and be of Ngāti Porou descent

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Intiative

Full tuition fees + $1,000 tools grant

End of April

Open to Māori and Pasifika students enrolled in a Taratahi Agricultural programme

Closing Month - June

Putaruru Veterinary Club Education Trust

At the discretion of the Selection Committee

End of June and
End of December

Applicants must have resided at least 5 years in Putaruru, Tirau, Tokoroa, Mangakino, Whakamaru, Tirohanga, Waihaha or Atiamuri

Awarua Trust Scholarship

Variable

End of June and
End of November

Open to those wishing to study agriculture at a tertiary institution. Preference given to students from the Morrinsville community or Pasifika students who intend to return to the Pacific Islands on completion of their studies.

Closing Month - August

Craig Scholarship

Variable

August

Open to current and former students of Stratford High School undertaking a tertiary agricultural course

Silver Fern Farms – Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarship

$5,000 towards furthering their career in the food industry

August

Age 17 -25 years of age with one year of industry experience or tertiary education. Academic merit, good interpersonal skills and evidence of an understanding of relevant topics are looked on favourably

Kiley Family Memorial Trust Scholarships

Up to $3,000 pa (may be awarded over a period of 3 years)

End of August

Enrolled in an agricultural course away from home, live in the Taranaki/Whanganui area.  Preference given to students from less well-off backgrounds who attended St Patrick’s College, Silverstream or any other Catholic boarding school

Closing Month - September

Whangarei Agricultural & Pastoral Scholarship

$9,000 over a 3 year period

September

Applicants must live within the boundaries of the Northland Regional Council area and be enrolling in a NZQA Level 3 programme or higher

Closing Month - October

Ray White Allens Education Foundation Scholarships

Up to $2,000 towards study

October

Applicants to have lived in Northland for the last 2 consecutive years and have attended a Northland high school or training institute within the last 12 months. Selection based on attitude, academic merit, community involvement and special attributes

Oceania Dairy Scholarship

Up to $3,000 pa, for up to 3 years + paid vacation employment

October

Open to high school students from the Waimate or Waitaki District, whose tertiary study may lead to a career in the dairy industry. Academic merit, character and leadership qualities are looked on favourably

Ann Sinclair Charitable Trust

Funds to assist with travel to, accommodation and education

End of October

Students who normally reside in Whanganui, Wellington, Wairarapa, Manawatu and Taranaki, who are enrolled in an agricultural course. Preference given to applicants who demonstrate environmental, financial or health hardship

Rotary Club of Wellington North Scholarship Trust

$1,000 - $3,000 towards study

End of October

Students from the Greater Wellington region undertaking a tertiary or vocational education programme. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial hardship

Elsie and Laura Lehmann Trust

Variable

End of October

Limited to those who attended school, live (or once lived) in or close to the Borough of Stratford and are 25 years of age or under

Rural Women NZ Scholarships

Audrey Reid Grant:

Up to $600

End of October

Applicants over 25 years of age who have enrolled in any short or long term course benefiting the rural community

Ballance Scholarships

$4,000 pa, for up to 3 years

End of October

Open to students wishing to study agriculture. Academic merit and future promise looked on favourably

Waimate Agricultural Trust Scholarships

Full tuition fees for one year

End of October

Open to students who have lived in the South Canterbury region for at least two years, who intend to study agriculture

LW Nelson Agricultural Scholarship

Variable

End of October

Open to Northland High School students who wish to further their education at an agricultural institution, and intend to take a course for a minimum of three years

Richard Mills Scholarship

Variable (Up to $12,000)

End of October

Open to first year Taratahi students wishing to continue their agricultural study. Preference given to applicants to can provide evidence on financial hardship. Merit and future promise looked on favourably

Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship in Beekeeping

$2,000 towards programme

End of October

Applicants to be between the ages of 17 and 25 and enrolled in an approved apiculture training programme

Rotary Club of South Wairarapa Bursary

Cost of full or part-year course

End of October

Permanent residents of the South Wairarapa Rotary District and enrolled in a part-year or one-year course at Taratahi. Academic merit, personality, general interests and financial situation is taken into account

Closing Month - November

Doris Swadling Trust

Funding to assist continuation of tertiary education

November

Under 21 years of age. Preference given to applicants experiencing hardship

PGG Wrightson Scholarship – Year two

Variable credit towards fees

November

Enrolled in New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture Level 3 with the intention of studying Level 4 or Massey Diploma in Ag Level 5

Peter Laing Memorial Trust

Variable credit towards training or on-the-job expenses

November

Residents of Wairarapa or those that have strong links to Wairarapa. Applicants to demonstrate merit and a clearly considered and planned career path in agriculture

Robert Gibson Methodist Trust Board

Variable ($750-$2,000)

November

Preference given but not restricted to orphans, and to Methodist or Presbyterian students. Students with demonstrated financial hardship are looked on favourably

JD Bashford & Royce Nicholls Trust Scholarships

Maximum of $1,000 pa up to three years

November

Enrolled in a course within the agriculture or veterinary science industries. Preference given to applicants who intend to take up a career in agriculture benefiting the province of Taranaki

Harwood Farm Trust Scholarship

Maximum of $2,500 towards fees

End of November

Enrolled in an agricultural course within NZ.

J.E. Prestige Trust Bursary

Variable

End of November

Open to students between the ages of 16 and 25 years of age, who are attending full-time agricultural course.  They must have resided in Taranaki for at least 12 months. Preference given to those who attended Waitara, Okato, Opunake, Stratford or Hawera High Schools of St Mary’s Diocesan School

Awarua Trust Scholarship

Variable

End of June and
End of November

Open to wishing to study agriculture at a tertiary institution. Preference given to students from the Morrinsville community or Pasifika students who intend to return to the Pacific Islands on completion of their studies.

Closing Month - December

Westpac Scholarship – Year two

Total of $2,000 towards fees

1st December

Enrolled in New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture Level 3 with the intention of studying Level 4 or Massey Diploma in Ag Level 5

The Don Scott Agricultural Education Trust

Up to $500 (once only)

December

Open to residents of the Manawatu/Rangitikei and Whanganui provinces to pursue agricultural related studies. Preference given to applicants who can provide evidence of financial hardship

Putaruru Veterinary Club Education Trust

At the discretion of the Selection Committee

End of June and
End of December

Applicants must have resided at least 5 years in Putaruru, Tirau, Tokoroa, Mangakino, Whakamaru, Tirohanga, Waihaha or Atiamuri

George Powell Trust Annual grant up to $5,000  

Enrolled in a full-time agricultural programme with preference given to disadvantaged youth from the wider Wanganui region

ADB Williams Charitable Trust     Scholarships for students from the Dannevirke area.
Application forms available from: ADB Williams Trust c/o Dorrington Poole & Partners, PO Box 69, Dannevirke.​

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