Edmund Sanderson Jeff Farm Training Award - Lincoln University

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What does the scholarship get me?

Determined by Trustees.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 January 2022

Jeff Farm will host its Open Day for those interested in becoming a Farm cadet - Please inquire for intake date

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The Jeff Farm Training Award is to assist young people in furthering their education in aspects of farming including; agriculture, horticulture, orcharding and animal husbandry, either general or specialised.

Selection criteria

1. Applicants must be full time students undertaking a diploma or certificate - this award is not for students studying extramurally.
2. Applicants must be New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents.

The criteria for selection will be:
• Financial hardship
• Environmental factors
• Health issues
Strong evidence that you fit into at least one of the above criteria needs to be outlined clearly in the application form.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

If you are successful in receiving a Jeff Farm Training Award you may be requested to agree to your academic results being released to the Jeff Farm Management Board who are very keen to follow your progress.

How do students apply?

To register for the open day, please phone us on (03) 205 3572 or email us at jefffarm@yrless.co.nz

Candidates to submit applications directly to:
Liz McKerrow    
Jeff Farm Scholarship Coordinator            
The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters
2 Avenger Crescent        
Christchurch 8042
Emailing your application is acceptable as long as it is signed by the applicant (you may need to scan)
Email: Liz McKerrow
2021 Lincoln University Application Form
2021 Telford Application Form
More information about Jeff Farm cadetship
Jeff Farm Rules for Cadets

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The Farm takes on three new cadets each year starting early January. The course is for two years with three cadets commencing and three cadets finishing each year so there are six cadets altogether. There are also opportunities for high school students to have work experience through the Gateway Programme.

Decision makers

A selection panel will be appointed by The Salvation Army to investigate, interview and recommend qualifying applicants' suitability for the awards.

History or background of award

The Salvation Army own and manage (through a farm board) a substantial holding in the Kaiwera District near Gore, running some 21,000 stock units, comprising of Romney sheep, mixed breeding and finishing cattle and an increasing red deer herd.

Please note that this award does not cover equine or viticulture as these are outside of the stipulation of the bequest.

Additional information

The 3 Institutions the Jeff Farm Training Award applies to are:
Lincoln University
Telford, a Division of Lincoln University
Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

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

Liz McKerrow
Jeff Farm Scholarship Co-ordinator
The Salvation Army
PO Box 25 207, Christchurch 8144
(03) 377 0799


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 November 2020.