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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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Found 103 of 250 scholarships:

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.

J E Prestidge Scholarship

Closing Date: 7 Dec 2021

Open to students from the Taranaki province who are proceeding to full time study at the Taranaki Polytechnic or at a University, Agricultural College, or an Agricultural training school.

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.

Don Scott Agricultural Education Trust Grants

Closing Date: 19 Dec 2021

Open to students from the Manawatu/Rangitikei and Wanganui Federated Farmers Provinces, to pursue agricultural related studies or group learning initiatives.

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.

Wairoa Veterinary Club Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Jan 2022

Open to Wairoa Veterinary Club members' children who are doing a Veterinary or Agriculture degree or any Wairoa person doing a Veterinary degree.

Wood Industry Research and Education Trust - Tertiary Studies

Closing Date: 31 Jan 2022

Open to students undertaking career-related studies in the wood and forest industry sectors in New Zealand and entities involved in research, development and the advancement of forestry and wood science.

Lynwood Avocado Nursery Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Jan 2022

Open to Northland students, who have a particular interest in horticulture, undertaking horticultural related tertiary studies.

John Court Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Feb 2022

Open to Auckland residents who will pursue a programme prescribed for a degree in Agriculture at a university in New Zealand.

Roger Harris (Waihou Valley Scheme) Scholarship

Closing Date: 8 Feb 2022

Open to students whose families are resident within the Waihou Piako zone rating area, wishing to study civil engineering or resource management with a particular focus on river and catchment management.

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.

L.A. Alexander Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 28 Feb 2022

This Scholarship provides a grant to upcoming, and current tertiary students who were born, educated or are being educated in the Taranaki/Waverley area.

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

Tararua Provincial Education Grant

Closing Date: 1 Mar 2022

Open to tertiary students resident in the Tararua or Central Hawkes Bay area.

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.

Rongotea Lions Club Student Assistance Fund

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2022

Open to Manawatu students studying towards a degree in agriculture, horticulture, agribusiness or veterinary science at Massey University.

Sydney Campbell Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2022

Open to students from the Wairarapa taking courses in Agriculture or Horticulture.

Sir John Logan Campbell Agricultural Scholarship

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2022

Open to students from Auckland and other urban areas wishing to undertake a degree in agriculture

William Reed Scholarships

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2022

Open to students who once attended Palmerston North Boys High School and who are now studying agriculture at degree or diploma level.

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.

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. 

Gosling Ornamental Horticulture Bursary

Closing Date: 10 Mar 2022

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

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.

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.

Agricultural Tertiary Bursaries

Closing Date: 29 Mar 2022

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

Parininihi ki Waitotara Trust: Tertiary Grants

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students who are whakapapa to one of the eight Taranaki iwi, and enrolled with a New Zealand tertiary institute or training provider.

Parininihi ki Waitotara Trust: Undergraduate Scholarships

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students who are whakapapa to one of the eight Taranaki iwi, and enrolled with a New Zealand tertiary institute for a undergraduate Bachelor's programme longer than one year full time.

Kaitiaki o te Ngahere Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students undertaking a course of study in a forestry discipline, with priority given to students with a connection to the land on which Kaingaroa Timberlands holds forestry licences and who have resided in the central North Island.

Atihau-Ravensdown Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to children of Atihau Whanganui Incorporation shareholders to undertake an agricultural or horticultural degree.

Mangatu Blocks Incorporation-Ravensdown Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to children of Mangatu Blocks shareholders to undertake an agricultural or horticultural degree.

Tahora-Ravensdown Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

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

Whanganui Trust Education Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students who are shareholders or direct descendents of a current shareholder or a beneficiary of a shareholding trust of Morikaunui Incorporation, and undertaking a recognised NZQA approved course of no less than one year.

Rural Communities Trust Grant

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

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

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.

Garden Marlborough Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students undertaking a degree or diploma in either Landscape Architecture or Horticulture at Lincoln University, with a preference given to Marlborough region residents.

Gladys Grace Vale Bursary

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

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

Margaret Watling Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students from the South Island to further their studies or obtain practical experience in a horticulture-related field at Lincoln University.

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

Westpac Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to students from Southland undertaking a full time degree at Lincoln University in Agriculture.

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

PKW-Ballance Agri-Nutrients Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2022

Open to whakapapa of at least one of the eight iwi of Taranaki.

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.

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.

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.

Tertiary Education Grants

Closing Date: 31 May 2022

Open to current students at an NZ tertiary provider studying in a course relevant to the forest management sector, who are owners or descendants of an owner in the Lake Taupō Forest Trust.

John Mowbray Howard Tripp Agricultural Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 May 2022

Open to students from the Canterbury region who are enrolled in a degree related to the land-based industries at Lincoln University.

Awarua Trust Scholarship

Closing Date: 30 Jun 2022

Open to students from the Morrinsville area wishing to study agricultural related courses at a tertiary institution.

Education Fund

Closing Date: 1 Jul 2022

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

Haane Manahi Memorial Scholarship

Closing Date: 22 Jul 2022

This scholarship is established to assist Ngati Whakaue students and/or apprentices undertaking study, or an apprenticeship, cadetship, traineeship, that specialises in either forestry, farming, trades or service industries. 

The Board may award up to four annual scholarships not exceeding $20,000 in total, to cover unfunded course fees, required tools of trade for training purposes or other expenses at the discretion of the Board.

The scholarship is open to:

  • Ngati Whakaue descendants of an Original Owner in the Pukeroa Oruawhata Block or,
  • Descendants of one or more of the 6 Koromatua of Ngati Whakaue

Applicants must (preferably) be residents in the Rotorua District and must have attended for at least two academic years a secondary school in the Rotorua District.

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.

Mary Sutherland Scholarship

Closing Date: 9 Aug 2022

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

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.

Lincoln University Ahuwhenua Scholarship

Closing Date: 15 Aug 2022

Open to school leaver students of Māori descent enrolled in an undergraduate or sub-degree study in the Agricultural, mahinga kai or organics field at Lincoln University.

Lincoln University Putaiao Scholarship

Closing Date: 15 Aug 2022

Open to students of Māori descent who are entering undergraduate study at Lincoln University in a Science related field.

Craig Scholarship

Closing Date: 27 Aug 2022

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

Hansol Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Aug 2022

Open to students who are direct descendants of land blocks participating in the Hansol Ngati Porou Whanui Forests, who intend to study Forestry or its related disciplines at a tertiary institution.

OneFortyOne Scholarship Programme

Closing Date: 31 Aug 2022

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

Kiley Family Memorial Trust Scholarships

Closing Date: 31 Aug 2022

Open to students who live in the Taranaki/Wanganui area intending to study agriculture, with the intention of starting a career in farming, farm management or an agriculture-based industry.

Te Ati Hau Trust Agricultural Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Aug 2022

This scholarship is valued at $3000 for one year. Applicants must aspire to manage one or more AWHI farms.

Find this scholarship through the "Education Scholarship".

Te Ātihau Whanganui Incorporation Education Scholarship: Ōhotu

Closing Date: 31 Aug 2022

Open to students who are shareholders of or beneficiaries to an Atihau-Whanganui Incorporation Shareholder, who intend to study agriculture.

Taranaki Careers and Training Expo trust scholarships

Closing Date: 6 Sep 2022

Open to Taranaki Year 11, 12 or 13 secondary students or anyone wishing to further their education or start a new career.

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.

Whangarei Agricultural & Pastoral Society Scholarship

Closing Date: 20 Sep 2022

Open to students from within the boundaries of the Northland Regional Council area, contemplating or who are already participating in agricultural related tertiary study.

John T Gibson Trust Scholarship

Closing Date: 25 Sep 2022

Open to Taranaki High School students pursuing their first year of tertiary agricultural or veterinary science education in 2021.

North Otago Irrigation Company scholarship

Closing Date: 30 Sep 2022

Open to students from, or attending a high school in North Otago, who plan on studying Agriculture at a tertiary institute.

Rural Communities Trust Grant

Closing Date: 30 Sep 2022

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

Argyle Award

Closing Date: 30 Sep 2022

Open to students from the Marlborough region (either attending secondary school, or resident in), intending to study agriculture or environmental management at Lincoln University.

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.

W.T. Scott Lincoln Scholarship

Closing Date: 30 Sep 2022

Open to Roncalli College graduates who intend to study at Lincoln University in the area of Agriculture or Horticulture.

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

Parsons Family Trust Scholarship

Closing Date: 15 Oct 2022

Open to students who live between the Selwyn and Rangitata Rivers, planning to study agriculture, horticulture or aquaculture, by way of tertiary education or vocational training.

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.

Woodhouse Study Grants

Closing Date: 29 Oct 2022

Open to secondary school students from South Canterbury region who intend to study the biological sciences at any of the three South Island universities (University of Otago, University of Canterbury, Lincoln University).

Peter Laing Memorial Trust Grants

Closing Date: 29 Oct 2022

Open to students from the Wairarapa region with intentions to follow a practical agriculture career, with a focus on pastoral farming.

Ann Sinclair Charitable Trust

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2022

Open to students from the Presbyterian Support Central area, wishing to study farming, agriculture or horticulture.

LW Nelson Agricultural Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2022

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.

John Chaytor Memorial Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2022

Open to students from the Marlborough District to take a diploma or degree course in agriculture or horticulture at Lincoln University.

Marlborough Farm Improvement Club Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2022

Open to students from the Marlborough district enrolled or intending to enrol in a diploma or degree course in agriculture or horticulture.

South Island Agricultural Field Days Inc. Scholarships

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2022

Open to Young Farmers Club members, who are currently, or will shortly be commencing, full time study at Lincoln University to improve their skills and knowledge in relation to farming.

Lincoln University Centennial Trust Travel Awards

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2022

Open to students who are studying an agricultural or landbased degree at Lincoln University and wish to undertake a recognised exchange or study abroad programme. 

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.

S S Obery Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Nov 2022

Open to current or future students of agriculture or horticulture at Lincoln University, who usually reside in the Canterbury district between the Waimakariri and Conway rivers.

Central Plateau Vet Society Inc. Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 13 Nov 2022

Open to current and former students of the wider Taupo District area Colleges, or family members of the Central Plateau Vet Society Inc members, intending to study Veterinary Science or an Agricultural related degree at either Massey or Lincoln University.

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.

Bay of Plenty Education Trust Science, Technology and Emerging Industries Scholarship

Closing Date: 15 Nov 2022

Open to secondary school students in the Bay of Plenty, from Katikati to Opotiki, intending to study at a New Zealand tertiary institution in the fields of science, technology, dairy, seafood, or wine.

Bashford-Nicholls Charitable Trust Undergraduate Scholarships

Closing Date: 20 Nov 2022

Open to students from the Taranaki region intending to study agriculture or veterinary sciences.

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

Harwood Farm Trust Scholarship

Closing Date: 26 Nov 2022

Open to students with a connection to the East Coast of the North Island, with an interest in training/education in farming and its related disciplines.

Hawke's Bay Fruitgrowers′ Association Charitable Trust - Horticulture Degree Scholarships

Closing Date: 26 Nov 2022

Open to students domiciled in Hawke’s Bay to undertake further education or training in horticulture pertaining to pipfruit, summerfruit and kiwifruit.

Hawke's Bay Fruitgrowers′ Association Charitable Trust - Horticulture Diploma Scholarships

Closing Date: 26 Nov 2022

Open to individuals domiciled in Hawke’s Bay, working in the fruit industry and studying towards a Diploma in Horticulture, Fruit Production or Fruit Post Harvest.

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.

Awarua Trust Scholarship

Closing Date: 30 Nov 2022

Open to students from the Morrinsville area wishing to study agricultural related courses at a tertiary institution.

Clark Fletcher Memorial Citrus Bursary

Closing Date: 30 Nov 2022

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

Glad McArthur Horticultural Scholarship

Closing Date: 30 Nov 2022

Open to students from the Central Otago region, who are intending to study in areas relating to Horticulture at a New Zealand tertiary institution.

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.

Winton A & P Association Research Farm Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Dec 2022

The scholarship would be a maximum of $1,000 and may be awarded to one or more students each year, and initially will be available for the first year of study only. The aim of the scholarship is to encourage young people to take up agriculture/farming as a vocation.