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Scholarships

2022 HortNZ and Horticentre Trust Undergraduate Scholarships

Closing date: 11pm, 10 December 2021  
 
Every year HortNZ offers Undergraduate Scholarships for students who have a special interest in the fruit or vegetable industry and are undertaking a degree.

For the 2022 study period, the following scholarships are available, with applications due by 11pm,  10 December 2021. 

  • Northland Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Auckland-Waikato Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Bay of Plenty Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Tairawhiti Gisborne Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Hawkes Bay Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Lower North Island Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Tasman (Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast) Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Canterbury Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Otago-Southland Undergraduate Scholarship.

The top three applicants nationally will be awarded the Horticentre Trust Undergraduate Scholarship.  

Click here to apply and for selection criteria

More info for Undergraduate Scholarships

The Undergraduate Scholarships are worth $1500. Scholars will receive an all-inclusive professional development program including travel, accommodation, and registration to the 2022 Horticulture Conference. Scholars are given workshops, professional development opportunities, networking invitations, and exposure to renowned leaders and speakers from the horticulture industry.

In addition, the top three applicants nationally will be awarded an added an additional $3000 to support the individuals’ studies.

  • Individual is a Tertiary student undergoing study toward a degree of any discipline
  • For Regional scholarships the individual must have completed 3 years of schooling or a year of work in that region. This may be queried further during the selection process.
  • Individual has the intent to support New Zealand fruit and vegetable industry.

  • Apply through filling in this application form
  • You will need to provide your current Grade Average or NCEA results. Proof of this may be requested during the selection process.
  • Applications close at 11pm, 10 December 2021.

  • Selected candidates will be announced on 20 December 2021.
  • Selected applicants will be required to do short video report on their studies and career development throughout the year.

2022 Postgraduate scholarships

Closing date: 11pm, 10 December 2021

$10,000 HortNZ Postgraduate Scholarship 

This Scholarship is available to people undertaking postgraduate study in horticulture or related fields. It is being offered to people undertaking higher study to support the innovation critical to the industry’s future success. 

 

$10,000 NZ Fruitgrowers’ Charitable Trust Postgraduate Scholarship 

This Scholarship is available to people undertaking postgraduate study specifically related to the fruit industry. 

Both scholarships will receive an all-inclusive professional development program including travel, accommodation, and registration to the 2022 Horticulture Conference worth $1500. Scholars are given workshops, professional development opportunities, networking invitations, and exposure to renowned leaders and speakers from the horticulture industry.

Click here to apply and for selection criteria

2022 Postgraduate scholarships

  • Individual must be undergoing postgraduate study in horticulture or related fields in the year 2022.
  • Individual has the intent to support New Zealand fruit and vegetable industry.

  • Apply through filling in this application form.
  • You will be required to answer questions on GPA, provide supervisor and reference contacts, and write a 250–300-word essay on why your research will add value to the horticulture industry. Proof of GPA may be requested during the selection process.

  • Selected candidates will be announced on 20 December 2021.
  • Selected applicants will be required to do a short video summarising their research, as well as a written report.

Industry Trainee Scholarships

Application for Industry Trainee Scholarships will open on 20 January 2022, and close on 20 March 2022. 

18/10/21: Further information about the 2022 Industry Training scholarships will be updated shortly.