Keystone Russell Group Property and Construction Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

$5000 per annum

Closing dates for applications

Next: 14 August 2020

Applications open 2 June andclose 14 August 2020

Length of award

The scholarship value of up to $5,000.00 per annum ($2,500 per semester), will be paid for each year in which the award applies and is to be used towards fees, course costs and accommodation as each semester commences. The scholarship is available for two semesters as determined by the Trustees and Russell Group.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The recipient must use the award for study directly associated with the property industry in New Zealand. The qualification sought should fall within a recognised major discipline such as;  architecture, engineering, valuation, quantity surveying, property management, construction management or urban planning. It is applicable to applicants who are undertaking a property and construction related qualification.

Selection criteria

New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand
Have successfully completed at least one year of course work by the end of 2020, in a property or construction related tertiary qualification such as
- Bachelor of Architecture
- Bachelor of Engineering
- Bachelor of Property
- Bachelor of Business Studies (Prop)
- Bachelor of Land and Property Management
- Bachelor of Urban planning
- Bachelor of Construction
- Bachelor of Building Science
- Or doing study related to architecture, engineering, valuation, quantity surveying, property management, construction management

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

This Application for Keystone Trust Alf Russell Construction and Property Scholarship collects personal information about you. The information is collected to evaluate your application for the Construction or Property Scholarship.
The intended recipient of the information is Keystone Trust.
The information is being collected and held by Keystone Trust.
The failure to provide this information prior to 5.00 pm, 14August 2020, at which time the information you have provided will be used for consideration by the Selection Committee to nominate the recipient of the 2021 Scholarship, may result in your application for this Scholarship being declined.
You do have the rights of access to, and correction of, this information subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993.
Successful applicants will be required to accept in writing an offer by the Trustees of the grant of the award upon the following conditions and such other conditions as the Trustees shall consider to be appropriate:
(a) The applicant must continue to meet the eligibility criteria for the award.
(b) The Recipient must not accept any other bursary, scholarship or financial assistance specifically related to the course without the approval of the Trustees provided that this shall not preclude the acceptance of any scholarship or bursary awarded by examination.
(c) The Recipient must make full and continuing disclosure to the Trust of all other sponsors or sources of financial assistance in relation to his or her studies.
(d) The course of study shall not be changed after the award is made without the approval of the Trustees.
(e) The Recipient must agree to make available to the Trust results of all tests and examinations which count for year end results.
(f) The Recipient shall submit written reports on the progress of the course of study at such intervals as the Trustees shall require.
(g) The Recipient must complete his/her course of tuition without interruption. Failure to pass in any year or any decision to defer completion of the course of study or if the course of study is not completed in accordance with the conditions whether in whole or in part, the award shall be forfeited and any amounts advanced shall be refunded upon demand.
(h) All publicity associated with the grant of the award to the Recipient shall be determined by the Trust and the Recipient shall make no announcement in respect of the award without the written approval of the Trust.
(i) Recipient may be required to be present at the Awards Evening of the Trust or to make available appropriate material for presentation.
The following guidelines outline the Trustees’ expectations of Recipients of the Alf Russell Construction and Property Scholarship:
(a) The Trust expects the Recipient will familiarise and have a good understanding of both the history and the objectives of the Trust and the Russell Group to enable promotion of the Trust to others as called upon either in an official or unofficial capacity.
(b) The Recipient is to provide to the Trust upon request a short report of results and general progress by the Recipient in his or her course of study at the end of each semester.
(c) The Recipient is to provide to the Trust at the end the Recipient’s course of study in each year:
a comprehensive summary of the Recipient’s results.
a personal review by the Recipient of the year, commenting on the highs and lows and any changes the Recipient is intending to implement in the next academic year (unless last year).
a summary of the Recipient’s goals and plans for the next year, both academic and personal (unless last year).
(d) Recipients of the Keystone Alf Russell Property and Construction Scholarship are expected to act as ambassadors for the Trust and the Russell Group and attend events organized by the Keystone Trust throughout their time as a Keystone student.

How do students apply?

Applications must be completed by the Applicant on the prescribed form of application (either downloaded or electronically submitted via the Keystone Trust website).
Terms and Conditions
Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Applications open: 2 June 2020
Closing date for applications: 5.00 pm, 14 August 2020
Scholarship interview date: TBC
Scholarships Awards Evening: 22 October 2020

Decision makers

In considering grants of awards the Trustees will be advised by a selection panel comprising representatives of Trustees and representatives from Russell Group.

Closing date: 5.00 pm, 14 August 2020

History or background of award

The Russell Group is a family owned and run group of companies that provide services and products across all sectors of the property and construction industry. They have established their scholarship to recognise the life and contribution of their founder Alf Russell, who died in 2011, having dedicated more than 50 years to the construction industry.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Louella Mancer
Marketing & Events Coordinator
The Keystone New Zealand Property Education Trust
PO Box 142, Shortland Street, Auckland 1040
09 375 7453


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in June 2020.