The Kiley Family Memorial Trust

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What does the scholarship get me?

Secondary - up to $1000 per yearBoarding - up to $8000 per yearTertiary - up to $3000 per year

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 August 2022

Applications are accepted from the 1st to the 31st of August

Length of award

Scholarships are avaliable during the year's that a student is studying at Secondary School or at a Tertiary education provider.

Applicants who wish to apply to be considered for an award for another year should refer to the notes on the application form on how to apply.

Number of awards offered

Secondary, Tertiary

Purpose of award

To assist
1. Secondary school students to pursue their secondary school studies
2. Tertiary students to complete their chosen degrees

Selection criteria

Preference is given to students from less well off backgrounds who meet the following criteria (in order of priority).

1. wish to attend a boarding school or tertiary institution away from home
2. have included agriculture in their field of study
3. desire ultimately to take up a career in farming, farm management or an agriculture-based industry
4. intend to enrol, or have enrolled , at St Patrick's College, Silverstream (preferably) or at any other Catholic Boarding School.
5. live in the Taranaki/Wanganui area
6. have an interest in the care of horses
7. are actively involved in sport

How do students apply?

Applications are accepted from 1 August to 31 August each year.
All open grant applications are accessible here.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

By email or at your Schools Prize Giving

Decision makers

Applicants will be advise the outcome fo thier application by the 30th of November.

History or background of award

The Kiley Family Memorial Trust was established in 2000 by brothers, Peter and John Kiley and is adminstered by The Public Trust. Revenue from the Kiley Family Trust owned Farms in Taranaki which are managed by Public Trust fund the Scholarship Awards.

Peter and John's grandfather, Jim Kiley, emigrated from Australia just over 100 years ago at the age of 17. After working in the Taranaki area he purchased land for farming from the local Māori. The two Taranaki dairy farms have played an important part in the life of the Kiley family. From a faith point of view the farms enabled Jim's sone Len to receive a Catholic education at St Patrick's and it gave educational and economic stability to his grandsons, Peter and John.
Having enjoyed these financial advantages, Peter and John wished to help young people who are facing financial challenges in their education.

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

Owen Whisker
Client Manager Charitable Services
Public Trust, New Zealand
0800 371 471


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 September 2020.