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NZ Young Farmers Study Scholarships

resizedimage25082-NZYF-clearcut-RBG2New Zealand Young Farmers awards two University cash scholarships worth $1,500.00 and one Polytechnic cash scholarship worth $750.00 every study year.

The applications must be from students who are New Zealand Young Farmers Members studying agriculture or agriculturally related topics at Universities or Polytechnics.

This scholarship is provided by the Young Farmers World Congress Charitable Trust which was formed in 1969 to distribute the revenue produced from the investment of profits from the World Congress of Young Farmers held in Christchurch in 1965.

For more information please visit www.youngfarmers.co.nz

Lincoln University Scholarships


The Lincoln University Young Farmer Contest Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students who wish to undertake the Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme at Lincoln University and who have competed in a District or Regional Final of the ANZ Young Farmer Contest.

Up to two scholarships to the value of $4000 each are offered annually.

Application forms are available from the Lincoln University website www.lincoln.ac.nz.


DairyNZ Scholarships

resizedimage274146-DNZ-ClearcutDairy NZ has a number of scholarships available for study at Massey and Lincoln University. For more information head to their website by clicking here.

DairyNZ have an experienced education facilitator who administrates the DairyNZ Scholarships who can answer your questions: Bill Barwood

Email: bill.barwood@dairynz.co.nz 

The DairyNZ Science Intern Programme
Each year, DairyNZ offers up to five opportunities for motivated graduates to join DairyNZ as science interns. A structured programme is in place which allows interns to experience different areas of work within DairyNZ. You will get to experience dairy science – literally – from the grass roots up. To find out more click here.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Scholarships

B+L-clearcut4Beef + Lamb New Zealand offers a range of undergraduate scholarships to support people undertaking qualifications that allow them to pursue a career in the sheep and beef industries. The scholarships are a tangible expression of the confidence the industry has in its long-term future and reflect the need for well qualified people to carry it to new levels of performance built on innovation, productivity and top class management skills.

    Available for one year and pays full formal annual tuition fees (maximum of $4,000)
    Available for up to four years and pays full formal annual tuition fees (maximum of $5,000)

To find out more click here

Westland Milk Products Start-Up Scholarship

westland-milk-productsWestland Milk Products is proud to announce the introduction of a new scholarship fund that recognises the hardships faced by many families in both the West Coast and Canterbury communities as a result of the recent disastrous events.

Westland Milk Products also recognises the value in continuing education beyond school and developing a skilled and trained community workforce while at the same time preparing young people to be able to provide a positive contribution to society. To this end Westland Milk Products wishes to ‘Start-Up’  this process by providing a one off payment that is intended to assist in removing barriers from participation and encouraging young people to get involved in some form of tertiary learning and development.

Click here for more information and to find out if you’re eligible.

Rural Women New Zealand Taratahi Scholarship


Commencing in 1990 Wairarapa Provincial Rural Women New Zealand made funds available to assist students to complete their training at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre through the provision of student scholarships


  • Must be enrolled in and attending the one year Certificate in Agriculture course at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre
  • January or July intake student
  • Selection criteria to be based on merit and future promise with a realistic commitment to work in the agricultural industry
  • Must be available to attend a Rural Women NZ meeting and formally introduce themselves
  • Preference given to students from the Wairarapa region if all other criteria are equal

Application details:

  • Applications close off date 27TH September
  • Answer all questions on this application form, remembering that all information is confidential to the selection panel only
  • Should your application be successful in reaching the interview stage you will be required to attend an interview at: Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, Cornwall Rd, Masterton.

Click here for more information and an application form.

Ravensdown Hugh Williams Scholarship

Ravensdown-CMYKTo commemorate the service and dedication of  Hugh Williams, who died in a farm accident on 19 May 2000, Ravensdown and  the Williams family have established a memorial scholarship. One scholarship will be awarded per year and the successful applicant will receive $5000 for each year of study. In addition the recipient will be offered the opportunity of paid holiday work at Ravensdown.

This scholarship is intended to encourage undergraduate study in an agricultural or horticultural degree and will be open to the sons or daughters of Ravensdown shareholders who are intending to undertake full time undergraduate study at either Lincoln or Massey University.
Click here for more information and an application form.

NZ National Agricultural Fieldays Sir Don Llewellyn Scholarship 2013

The NZ Agricultural Fieldays Sir Don Llewellyn Scholarship was established by the New Zealand National Fieldays Society. The Scholarship was founded to assist students to undertake research, at the University of Waikato, with a specific focus on the agricultural sector.

The University of Waikato has a long-standing association with the National Agricultural Fieldays; it was the University’s founding Vice-Chancellor Sir Don Llewellyn who helped establish this iconic event in the 1960s. As the key tertiary institution in the Waikato region – New Zealand’s agricultural heartland – the University has been a strategic partner with Fieldays since 2007, with research strengths in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems, agribusiness, and other areas adding value to land-based industries.

Click here for more information about this scholarship

Ballance Agri-Nutrients Scholarships

ballance-agri-nutrientsBallance Agri-Nutrients offers up to four scholarships each year to encourage people to enter the agricultural industry. Each scholarship is valued at $4,000 a year and can be held for a maximum of three years. The awards are made to subsidise study at tertiary level in either the general primary industry field or in engineering.

The company recognises that the continued success of New Zealand’s agricultural industry is dependent upon the quality of people it attracts. The changing face of farming, with its increasing reliance on science and technology, means that quality tertiary education plays an even greater role in the industry than in the past. Ballance Scholarships allow New Zealand’s talented youth to take advantage of the training on offer in this country.

Ballance Scholarships are open to family members of any Ballance shareholder, or shareholders of an entity (and beneficiaries of that shareholding) with shares in Ballance, as well as family members of company employees.

Applications for 2015 Scholarships will open on September 1, 2014.

For more information: ballance.co.nz/community/scholarships

FMG Agriculture Scholarship

logo-fmgEach year FMG help two promising agriculture students starting their first year at university.


We’ll put $4000 towards your course fees for each year of your undergraduate degree at Lincoln, Massey or Waikato Universities.

The FMG Agriculture Scholarship* is open to students who can maintain at least a B- average and are planning to begin their first year of study towards a Bachelor of:

  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Science
  • Commerce (Agriculture)
  • Viticulture and Oenology
  • AgriScience
  • AgriCommerce
  • Science (Agriculture or AgriTech)
  • Management Studies (Agribusiness)
  • Agribusiness and Food Marketing
  • Land and Property Management (Rural)

Please note the scholarship only covers the study programmes above. If you’ve previously completed another degree you can still apply provided you are beginning the first year of one of the above degrees.

*Terms and conditions apply.

How to apply

All applications must be nominated by an FMG client. Talk to agribusinesses in your area to see if they are insured with FMG – as we’re New Zealand’s largest rural insurer, it won’t take long to find one! You can also drop into your local FMG office if you need help.

Applications can be made online or by post. If you submit your application online you’ll see a page confirming it was successfully submitted. If you post your application allow up to 10 working days for it to be processed, we’ll then call or email you to confirm we’ve received it.

If you already have a scholarship, that shouldn’t stop you applying. The only time it’s likely to affect your eligibility for FMG’s scholarship is if the other scholarship pays most of your tuition fees.

Applications for 2015 will open on 1 October 2014 and close on 15 December 2014. FMG will let all applicants know the outcome by mid-February 2015.

Zespri Scholarship

Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 9.04.15 AMThe Zespri Horticulture Scholarship Programme aims to encourage secondary school leavers to pursue a tertiary qualification and career in horticulture. Each year, we offer up to four, one-year scholarships, valued at $3,000 each, to high-calibre secondary school students from the main kiwifruit growing regions who intend to study fulltime in a horticulture-related field at a New Zealand tertiary institute.

For more information about the Zespri Horticulture Scholarship Programme, click here and download an application form to apply.