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"The mentoring, leadership and networking opportunities through the scholarship are invaluable."- scholar.

We have gathered information about a wide range of scholarships to help you fund your study or training in areas relevant to our food & fibre sectors. If you are an organisation with a scholarship relevant to any of NZ's food & fibre sectors and would like it included on this page, please email info@growingnz.org.nz.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that information is current and correct. But please contact the appropriate scholarship provider before making an application, as details change frequently.

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Hugh Williams Memorial Scholarship

Closing Date: 6 Dec 2021

Open to children of Ravensdown shareholders to undertake an agricultural or horticultural degree at either Lincoln, Waikato, or Massey University.

New Zealand Young Farmers Study Scholarship

Closing Date: 6 Dec 2021

Open to students who are New Zealand Young Farmers Members studying agriculture or agriculturally related topics at Universities or Polytechnics.

MPI Postgraduate Science Scholarship

Closing Date: 8 Dec 2021

Open to postgraduate students undertaking Masters or PhD degrees, in a research area relevant to, and meeting capability needs of MPI or the primary industries.

Horticulture NZ Postgraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 10 Dec 2021

Open to people undertaking postgraduate study in horticulture or related fields. 

Horticulture NZ Undergraduate Scholarships

Closing Date: 10 Dec 2021

Open to students who have a special interest in the fruit and vegetable industry and are undertaking a degree.

Ballance Scholarships

Closing Date: 12 Dec 2021

Open to students wishing to study agriculture, agribusiness, or any other field relevant to the food & fibre sector.

Onion Industry Postgraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 15 Dec 2021

Open to students who wish to undertake postgraduate research that is of relevance to the New Zealand Onion industry. 

James and Evelyn Gane Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Jan 2022

Open to rural students about to enrol in their first year of an undergraduate degree or diploma at Lincoln University, intending to study a degree or diploma that will allow them to take up farming, horticulture or similar as a career.

NZ Wool Classers Association Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Jan 2022

Open to students undertaking the Certificate in Wool Technology at Southern Institute of Technology.

Edmund Sanderson Jeff Farm Training award

Closing Date: 8 Feb 2022

Open to students with an interest in farming, and studying towards a degree, diploma or certificate at Telford, and require assistance on account of their financial situation, existing environment, or state of health.

Edmund Sanderson Jeff Farm Training award

Closing Date: 8 Feb 2022

Open to students with an interest in farming, and studying towards a degree, diploma or certificate at Lincoln University, and require assistance on account of their financial situation, existing environment, or state of health.

Jeff Farm Cadetship

Closing Date: 11 Feb 2022

Open to students aged 16-20 years, in at least their 3rd year of secondary school, who wish to undertake a career in farming.

Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmers Award 2021 - Dairy

Closing Date: 21 Feb 2022

Open to students of Māori descent working in the Dairy Industry.

Bragato Undergraduate Award

Closing Date: 28 Feb 2022

Open to students undertaking a full time degree course in either viticulture or wine sciences.

Bragato Post Graduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 28 Feb 2022

Open to postgraduate students enrolled in a Postgraduate course of study in a course of relevence to the viticulture and wine industry.

Jersey New Zealand Scholarship

Closing Date: 28 Feb 2022

Open to students who have completed the first year of study who are members of Jersey New Zealand.

Diamond Jubilee Agricultural Tertiary Bursary

Closing Date: 1 Mar 2022

Open to students undertaking a full-time course of at least one year in an agricultural or other related subject.

Education Fund

Closing Date: 1 Mar 2022

Open to students wishing to further their education to improve their level of skills

Allan Kay Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2022

Open to students enrolled full-time in agriculture, horticulture or animal science at Massey University.

Les Batkin Bursary

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2022

Open to students specialising in poultry husbandry, who are enrolled full-time for a postgraduate degree or postgraduate diploma or the final year of an appropriate undergraduate degree programme at Massey University.

Ormond Meat Marketing Scholarship

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2022

Open to students planning to undertake a programm of study that will prepare them for an agribusiness career in the meat industry.

Thornton Memorial Dairy Bursary

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2022

Open to students at Massey University with an agriculture major in the BAppliSc, BAgriSci or the BSc degree who have completed their 1st year of the degree.

Waitawhiti Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2022

Open to students enrolled in a Bachelor's degree programme in agriculture or horticulture full time at Massy University.

QEII Athol Patterson Bursary

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2022

Open to students in their first year of study, and be enrolled in an undergraduate degree at Massey University either in agriculture or environmental management.

Violet Wickham Memorial Bursary

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2022

Open to Massey University students studying agriculture who have completed the first year of their undergraduate degree, but may be facing financial hardship to continue.

Norwood Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2022

Open to students undertaking a full-time undergraduate degree in agriculture or horticulture at Massey University, with preference given to students in their first year of study. 

Brian Aspin Memorial Scholarship

Closing Date: 6 Mar 2022

Open to students at Massey or Lincoln Universities at Honours or Masters Level, studying in an area of Agriculture, Agriculture Science, or Science (majoring in areas such as, Agricultural Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Animal Science).

Gosling Ornamental Horticulture Bursary

Closing Date: 10 Mar 2022

Open to students interested in a horticultural career to study the relevant programme at Massey.

Lois Turnbull Postgraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 10 Mar 2022

Open to postgraduate female students enrolled for a Masters or PhD programme at Massey University, and studying a topic that will benefit horticulture or agriculture industries.

Murray Richards Bursary

Closing Date: 10 Mar 2022

Open students at Massey University majoring in Horticulture at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Prof Ren Jizhou Scholarship

Closing Date: 10 Mar 2022

Open to Chinese students enrolled in either a first degree or a postgraduate degree or diploma in Applied Academic Programme disciplines relevant to agriculture.

Colin Holmes Dairy Scholarships

Closing Date: 10 Mar 2022

Open to students of Massey University enrolled at postgraduate level in studies on farm production topics beneficial to the dairy industry.

Brown Glassford Scholarship

Closing Date: 15 Mar 2022

Open to students entering their second year of Bachelor of Commerce & Management at Lincoln University, and intending to undertake a career in Rural accounting.

James Bruce Smith Memorial scholarship

Closing Date: 15 Mar 2022

Open to postgraduate research students at Lincoln University who intend to undertake research study into Soil Biology and Sustainable Soil Management

Horticulture NZ Industry Training Scholarships

Closing Date: 20 Mar 2022

Open to industry trainees active in the Horticulture Industry who are studying towards a certificate or diploma.

Big Deer Tour

Closing Date: 26 Mar 2022

Open to students in the final year of a degree in Agricultural Science, Agricultural Commerce, Environmental Management or a related discipline that will lead to a qualification appropriate to employment in the agricultural consultancy field.

Agricultural Tertiary Bursaries

Closing Date: 29 Mar 2022

Open to students studying a veterinary or agricultural degree at a tertiary institution in New Zealand.

New Zealand Grassland Trust Levy Student Scholarship - Lincoln

Closing Date: 30 Mar 2022

Open to students from Lincoln University embarking on the second year of a Bachelor of Agriculture Degree or a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in the agricultural area.

New Zealand Grassland Trust Levy Student Scholarship - Massey

Closing Date: 30 Mar 2022

Open to students from Massey University embarking on the second year of a Bachelor of Agriculture Degree or a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in the agricultural area.

AGCARM Undergraduate Agricultural-Horticultural Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents studying full-time who have completed the first year of a degree in production horticulture at Massey University.

AGCARM Undergraduate Veterinary Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students studying full-time in their third year of a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

Rural Communities Trust Grant

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students in rural areas who due to their location may otherwise be disadvantaged.

RDK Agricultural Engineering Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students in their final year of study (Bachelor's or Honours), with at least one course in agricultural engineering

Charles and Ella Elgar Trust Bursaries

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students who are discharged servicemen, or the children of discharged servicemen, studying agriculture.

Craigmore Sustainables Postgraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to postgraduate students (Honours/Masters, PhD) enrolled at Lincoln University, with an agriculture or agricultural area research project.

UPL Limited Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students undertaking a land-based degree or diploma with an interest in Horticultural, Plant or Soil Science, Arable Farming and Farm Management.

Firstlight Foods Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to first year students at Lincoln who have successfully completed a year of study towards any degree with a Supply Chain component.

Gladys Grace Vale Bursary

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to future or current students at Lincoln University to undertaking a course in Horticulture.

Kathleen Ann Stevens Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to graduates of Lincoln University to undertake postgraduate study into Animal or Wool Science.

Michael Martin Bursary

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students at Lincoln University, enrolled in the the Rural Valuation (VAPM 312) paper for the degree of Bachelor of Land and Property.

Nikolas Dow Memorial Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students entering their first year of Viticulture and Oenology at Lincoln University.

Sir Turi Carroll Centennial Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students of Maori descent who will be enrolling in a land-based degree at Lincoln University

William Hudson Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students who have completed their first year of an undergraduate diploma or degree course in agriculture at Lincoln and are enrolled for their second year.

William S. MacGibbon Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students enrolled in VAPM 312 Rural Valuation for the degree of Bachelor of Land and Property Management at Lincoln University

William John Cartwright Trust Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students who are enrolling for the first time in the first year of a Diploma in Farm Management or Horticultural Management at Lincoln University, and have resided in the South Canterbury region

Allan Gibson Accountancy Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students wishing to become charted accountants, with an interest in rural, agricultural and/or agrifood industries, to complete their accountancy qualification through Massey University.

Regina Rudland Memorial Scholarship

Closing Date: 3 Apr 2022

Open to a full-time Māori student of Ngāti Porou descent, undertaking study in the field of Agriculture or Apiculture at Level 3 or higher. 

Sustainable Land Use Initiative (SLUI) Scholarship for any applicable student

Closing Date: 13 Apr 2022

Open to students entering undergraduate study at Massey University, who want to study soil science and farm management as part of their degree.

Sustainable Land Use (SLU) Advanced Scholarship for postgraduate students

Closing Date: 13 Apr 2022

Open to honours, postgraduate and masters students at Massey University, studying at post graduate level to research topics of relevance to Horizons Regional Councils SLUI programme.

Sustainable Land Use (SLU) Advanced Scholarship for Year 3 and postgraduate students

Closing Date: 13 Apr 2022

Open to students in their third year, honours year, or Masters at Massey University, specialising in soil science, land use mapping, and land management.

Mazzetta Scholarship

Closing Date: 30 Apr 2022

Open to students of Māori descent looking to advance their education in the fishery sector. 

Perrin Ag Consultants Scholarship

Closing Date: 30 Apr 2022

Open to students wishing to study agriculture or a related science at either Lincoln or Massey Universities.

Lone Star Farms Scholarship

Closing Date: 30 Apr 2022

Open to students studying towards a Diploma in Farm Management or an Agricultural degree at Lincoln University.

New Zealand Institute of Forestry Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 17 May 2022

Open to students enrolled in a forestry or forestry-related degree at a New Zealand university.

Education Fund

Closing Date: 1 Jul 2022

Open to students wishing to further their education to improve their level of skills

Future Deer Farmers Experience

Closing Date: 21 Jul 2022

Open to students studying toward a diploma or certificate in agriculture or farm management; who have attended deer husbandry courses; or who have recommendations from industry contacts.

Smedley Station & Cadet Training Farm

Closing Date: 22 Jul 2022

Open to students between 16 and 20 years of age and studying in at least their third year of secondary education, who aspire to a career in farming and agribusiness

Pukemiro Station Cadetship Programme

Closing Date: 22 Jul 2022

Open to driven, hard working students that want to develop their skills and gain the qualifications they need to have a successful career in the agriculture industry.

Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarship

Closing Date: 27 Jul 2022

Open to students wanting to develop their career in the food or farming industry with interests in; red meat, farming, agriculture, marketing and sales, research and development, food processing, cooking and food technology.

Coleridge Downs Cadetship

Closing Date: 5 Aug 2022

Open to dedicated young people, with NCEA Level 2, who have a passion for the High Country, and the associated lifestyle.

Mary Sutherland Scholarship

Closing Date: 9 Aug 2022

Open to students enrolled for a forestry or forestry-related course at a New Zealand polytechnic.

Cawthron Internships and Scholarships

Closing Date: 15 Aug 2022

Open to undergraduate science students.

UC School of Forestry High Achievers Award

Closing Date: 15 Aug 2022

Open to Māori or Pasifika students intending to enrol in the the Bachelor of Forestry Science (BForSc) degree programme at the University of Canterbury.

Lincoln University Scholarships for Excellence.

Closing Date: 15 Aug 2022

Open to students who have gained high academic grades in NCEA level two or equivalent, and have registered for a Lincoln University Bachelor's degree.

Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships

Closing Date: 15 Aug 2022

Open to Māori and/or female students enrolling in a Bachelor of Forestry Science or Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Forest Engineering.

Bioprotection Aotearoa - PhD Scholarship

Closing Date: 15 Aug 2022

Open to candidates with Honours and/or Masters Degrees in a relevant discipline.

Colliers Rural and Agribusiness Valuation Scholarship

Closing Date: 23 Aug 2022

Open to students at Lincoln University entering their third or fourth year of study towards a degree specialising in Valuation.

FAR Summer Scholarship

Closing Date: 29 Aug 2022

Open to Lincoln and Canterbury University students interested in the arable cropping industy, plant research, and technology.

OneFortyOne Scholarship Programme

Closing Date: 31 Aug 2022

Open to students considering a course relevant to the Forestry Sector.

Forest Tertiary Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Aug 2022

Open to current students at either the University of Canterbury’s School of Forestry, or Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology in Rotorua, who are owners or descendants of an owner in the Lake Taupō Forest Trust.

AgResearch Summer Internships

Closing Date: 31 Aug 2022

Open to students returning to studies the following year, in an area of study relevant to New Zealand’s pastoral, agri-food and agri-technology sector.

Bioprotection Aotearoa Summer Studentship

Closing Date: 1 Sep 2022

Open to undergraduate students who are enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree at a New Zealand University.

Andrew Turnbull Scholarship

Closing Date: 10 Sep 2022

Open to students enrolled in the 1st Year of an undergraduate degree in agriculture at Massey University, who were enrolled in the intermediate veterinary programme in Semester 1.

Tom Cranswick Memorial Awards

Closing Date: 12 Sep 2022

Open to students who are Farmlands shareholders, children of shareholders or staff members of Farmlands, and have completed at least one year of tertiary study in courses related to the primary sector.

New Zealand Grain and Seed Trade Association Scholarship - Massey

Closing Date: 15 Sep 2022

Open to students in their second year of study towards a Bachelors degree relevant to the grain and seed industry.

New Zealand Grain and Seed Trade Association Scholarship - Lincoln

Closing Date: 15 Sep 2022

Open to students in their second year of study towards a Bachelors degree relevant to the grain and seed industry.

Rural Communities Trust Grant

Closing Date: 30 Sep 2022

Open to students in rural areas who due to their location may otherwise be disadvantaged.

Lincoln University Young Farmers TeenAg Scholarship

Closing Date: 30 Sep 2022

Open to competitors in the TeenAg competition in the year immediately prior to commencing study, or in the year that they commence study at Lincoln University.

NZPPS Research Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Oct 2022

Open to postgraduate students undertaking research in relevant disciplines (entomology, plant pathology, weed science, zoology, ecology, and plant protection sciences), on topics relating to control of pests, pathogens and/or weeds in primary production (pastoral and arable agriculture, horticulture, forestry) or the natural or human environments.

Don Hulston Foundation Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Oct 2022

Open to postgraduate students from Lincoln University, who plan to undertake research related to practical and applied research in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, aquaculture, or other areas of benefit to the New Zealand economy.

Sir Graeme Harrison Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Oct 2022

Open to students from an urban background who wish to study a Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing at Lincoln University and who plan to make a career in a Land Based Industry

Dan Watkins Scholarship in Weed Science

Closing Date: 1 Oct 2022

Open to postgraduate students in NZ, undertaking research into the biology and control of weeds in New Zealand.

Pukehou Poutū Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Oct 2022

Open to New Zealand university graduates to undertake postgraduate study in either agricultural or silvicultural science.

C. Alma Baker Trust Research Awards

Closing Date: 15 Oct 2022

Open to postgraduate students undertaking research projects in the fields of agriculture, agriculture-based technologies and the study of rural society.

Lincoln University Future Leader Scholarships

Closing Date: 15 Oct 2022

Open to students beginning their tertiary education at Lincoln University in a Bachelors Degree, with high academic calibre and leadership potential.

AVOCO Tertiary Scholarship

Closing Date: 22 Oct 2022

Open to students entering their final year of study for a Bachelor degree (or similar) in 2019, in a subject field that might contribute to Research and Development of the Avocado industry.

Audrey Reid Grant

Closing Date: 30 Oct 2022

Open to people over 25 years of age who wish to extend their education or training focusing on subjects that will benefit rural communities, for example agriculture or horticulture.

GoHort Internship program

Closing Date: 30 Oct 2022

Open to university students and career changers who are keen to gain hands-on experience of various horticultural career opportunities.

John R.Templin Scholarship 

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2022

Open to students from Lincoln University, who have undertaken a degree broadly related to Horticulture, and intend on continuing on to postgraduate study, work experience, or research in the USA or Canada.

Hogan Hurst Horticulture Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2022

Open to students who have completed at least one year of a degree or diploma with a viticulture or horticulture focus at Lincoln University.

Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship in Beekeeping

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2022

Open to those aged 17-25 years, and enrolled in an approved apiculture training programme. 

Alex C P Chu Trade for Training Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Nov 2022

Open to students enrolled in either a postgraduate or undergraduate course in agriculture or horticulture at Massey University, who intend to study overseas as part of their programme.

Zespri Horticultural Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Nov 2022

Open to anyone who is completing or has completed at least one year of tertiary study and is aspiring to a career in the horticulture industry, particularly kiwifruit.

FMG Agriculture Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Nov 2022

Open to students who can maintain at least a B- average (Merit endorsement in NCEA) and are planning to begin their first year of study in an agriculture related degree.

Owen Browning Scholarships in Forestry

Closing Date: 1 Nov 2022

Open to postgraduate students who have been admitted or who are eligible for admission to postgraduate studies in Forestry at the University of Canterbury.

T W Adams Scholarship in Forestry

Closing Date: 1 Nov 2022

Open to postgraduate students accepted for enrolment in the MForSc or PhD programmes at the University of Canterbury

John W & Carrie McLean Trust Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Nov 2022

Open to postgraduate students from Lincoln Unversity planning to undertake sheep research.

David Levene Foundation Bursaries

Closing Date: 15 Nov 2022

Open to students undertaking full-time study towards a Bachelors of AgriScience, AgriCommerce, Science, Information Science or Technology at Massey University, and who would otherwise be unable to study due to financial hardship.

Robert Gibson Methodist Trust Board Bursary

Closing Date: 20 Nov 2022

Open to any young person attending University, Polytechnic, or other approved educational institutions, who desires to follow an agricultural course

Patrick Shannon Scholarship

Closing Date: 28 Nov 2022

Open to students in their final year of study (fourth year Honours, or Masters) who intend on enrolling in a PhD programme.

Sir James Wattie Scholarship for Food Technology

Closing Date: 30 Nov 2022

Open to students enrolled or intending to enrol fulltime in the first year of the Bachelor of Food Technology (Hons) at Massey University.

Constellation Cadet Programme

Closing Date: 30 Nov 2022

Open to high school leavers who are interested in pursuing a career in the viticulture industry.

Clark Fletcher Memorial Citrus Bursary

Closing Date: 30 Nov 2022

Open to tertiary students with specific interest in the citrus industry.

Sinclair Cummings Veterinary and Animal Sciences Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Dec 2022

Open to postgraduate students in the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences.

Meat Industry Undergraduate Scholarships

Closing Date: 1 Dec 2022

Open to undergraduate students undertaking a Bachelor or Diploma in an area relevant to the meat processing and export industry.

Meat Industry Postgraduate Scholarships

Closing Date: 1 Dec 2022

Open to postgraduate students undertaking a Masters or PhD in an area relevant to the meat processing and export industry.

Bee Nilson Scholarships in Human Nutrition and Food Science

Closing Date: 1 Dec 2022

Open to students enrolling in either a one year Honours Degree or in the papers year of a Masters degree in either Human Nutrition or Food Science/Consumer Food Science.