2024 Scholarships

The objects of the Trust include the training and education of young people in farming. All types of farming are envisaged, together with on and off the job training and the provision of scholarships and prizes for the benefit of youth attending educational institutions in New Zealand which undertake agricultural courses.

The aim of the Trustees is to make several grants available. Each grant will have a value of between $1,000 and $3,000 (the exact amount to be determined in each case by the Trustees in their absolute discretion).

The Trustees usually receive over 50 scholarship applications on an annual basis. Applications for the 2024 year should be made by Friday 24th November 2023. Applicants will be advised of the result of their application by Friday 15th December 2023.

The Trustees assess applications based on the information provided by the applicant and their referees.  It is therefore important that applicants complete their applications as fully and accurately as possible and provide a CV with their application.  Applicants should consider whether they meet the criteria to qualify for support before submitting their application.  Evidence demonstrating eligibility should be provided with the application.

To be eligible for a scholarship/bursary or grant from the Trust applications must be for one or more of the following:

  • training and education of people in farming or research and education, development and extension in the sciences of agriculture, horticulture, forestry, deer farming, cropping and all other forms of farming activity and of projects relating to the use of land and to productivity; 
  • training and education in the farming of East Coast hill country within New Zealand; 
  • undertaking agricultural courses at any Institution established for that purpose within New Zealand;
  • prizes, awards, trophies, or memorials;
  • facilities in the Weber district to improve the quality of life of people living in and around that farming district;
  • the education and advancement of people indigent or needy and who are, in some way, connected with the East Coast of the North Island, whether in farming or in courses of instruction or careers not related to farming.

All applications are to be made directly to the Trustees in Dannevirke. The Trustees are the sole arbiters of eligibility.

Application forms can be downloaded by clicking here or by contacting Moira Paewai at the address below. Please complete the application form using the guidance notes provided and return it by email or post to:

Harwood Farm Trust
MCI & Associates Limited
6 Gordon Street, Dannevirke, 4930
PO Box 38, Dannevirke, 4942
Tel: +64 (0)6 374 7059
Fax: +64 (0)6 374 7057
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If you wish to discuss the scholarship procedure or you eligibility to apply, please contact any of the
Trustees or Farm Manager.