Awarua Trust Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

determined by the Trustees

Length of award

One Year

Number of awards offered

One and more offered annually as determined by the trust.

Purpose of award

To provide financial support to people in their pursuit of excellence.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for a scholarship your study must fall into one of the following categories:-
Agricultural advancement by supporting education - If you are completing tertiary study relating to agriculture, animal health or food production you may be eligible for a scholarship.
Relief of poverty in the Pacific Islands - If you are of Pacific Island (particularly Solomon Island) descent and you are completing study in New Zealand with the sole purpose of returning to the Pacific Islands once your studies have been completed you may be eligible for a scholarship.
Christian teaching and activities - If you are completing study that relates to Christianity you may be eligible for a scholarship
Morrinsville community - If your study relates to Morrinsville history and the preservation of historical sites, information or artefacts you may be eligible for a scholarship

How do students apply?

You can complete the application form online. You can save the form as you go and come back to it at a later date by using this link here. You will be required to enter your name and e-mail address. You will then be e-mailed a link to the form. If you wish to leave the form and come back to it later, simply exit your internet browser. When you are ready to return to the form, simply follow the link in your e-mail again and your changes will be saved in there from your previous session. 

You can complete the form and submit it online here. If you follow this link, you will not be able to save the form as you go.

Alternatively, you can download the PDF document (below), complete the application form by hand and post the completed form to P O Box 338, Morrinsville 3340 or e-mail to
Application Form
Awarua Trust website

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The Trustees meet once every eight weeks. When you submit an application (or your results for a semester) you will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the same and advising the date of the next Trustee meeting. The outcome of your application will be advised to you as soon as possible after the meeting. 

Decision makers

Awarua Trustees. If a project is short-listed for taking forward for a grant over $2,000.00, it may be visited by the Trustee before an application is considered by the Trustees.

History or background of award

The Awarua Trust was established in 2008 to provide financial support to people in their pursuit of excellence.

Additional information

All scholarship money must be used for the purpose applied for and approved, within 6 months of the scholarship being made (or any later date agreed by the Awarua Trust in writing).

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

Gavin Haddon
(CA) trustee
The Awarua Trust
PO Box 388, Morrinsville 3340


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 January 2021.