Ann Sinclair Trust Tertiary Grant

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What does the scholarship get me?

Refer to application organisation.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 October 2022

Applications close 31 October each year.

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

Funds are available for assistance with travel, accommodation and education for young adults who wish to be trained in farming. Application forms for individuals in scondary education can be downloaded below.

Funds are available for students taking courses at farming training institutions which are willing to take people who are unable to fund their own way. Application forms for individuals in tertiary education can be downloaded below.

Selection criteria

Applicants should be from the Horowhenua, Manawatu, Wanganui, Taranaki and Wairarapa and Wellington regions (PSC Region).
(i) students who want to be trained in farming and would be likely to benefit from such training and have a need for assistance on account of the unsuitability of their existing environment or their state of health;
(ii) students who for other good reason would otherwise not readily have the opportunity to undertake such studies;
(iii) students who, in the opinion of and at the unfettered discretion of the Trustee would find benefit from such assistance.

Funding is not normally given to Year 9 students attending Wairarapa College.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

A Grant Evaluation Form (provided on approval of grant) must be completed and returned by 31 October of the same year the grant has been received.

How do students apply?

Application form will be available when applications are called for.
Application Form (Tertiary)

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Applicants are notified of the decision within six weeks of closing date.
Tertiary Grants will be payable upon receipt of a letter from the relevant Institution setting out a list of subjects for which the applicant has enrolled and also receipt of confirmation from the Dean of Faculty or similar senior person at the Institution that the applicant has begun his course.


Decision makers


History or background of award

Originally a farm was gifted in trust. This was subsequently sold, and the proceeds invested to provide an income for grants.

Additional information

The Trust also accepts applications from organisations providing farming training, and from organisations organising camping for youth/children in a Christian environment.

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

Presbyterian Support Central
PO Box 12706, Wellington 6144
+64 4 439 4900


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.