Atihau-Ravensdown Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

A cash grant of $5,000 per year for the duration of their undergraduate study.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 March 2020

Applications close on 31 March each year.

Length of award

The scholarship is paid for the duration of an undergraduate course up to a maximum of four years. Only one scholarship will be available at any one time, only that scholarship will be financed until the 4 year term is completed, then the scholarship will again be available for applications.

Number of awards offered

Only one scholarship will be available at any one time.

Purpose of award

The university scholarship, for AwHI shareholders and their descendants, is for undergraduate study in an agricultural or horticultural degree.

Selection criteria

Applications for the scholarship will be invited from students who are:
A shareholder or descendant of a Atihau Whanganui Incorporation shareholder
Intending to undertake an agricultural, horticultural or environmental (water) studies undergraduate degree full time at Lincoln or Massey Universities.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The recipient of the scholarship is required to meet with Atihau Whanganui and Ravensdown management to discuss progress each year and attend any grant/scholarship holders hui organised by Te Ati Hau Trust.
Payment of the scholarship for years subsequent to the first will be subject to satisfactory academic performance in the preceding year.

How do students apply?

To apply for the scholarship students should:

-Obtain an application form from the Ravensdown HR department or the AWHI website
- Forward an application, including 2 references (preferably from your iwi or work related e.g. holiday employment), to the selection committee before the closing date on 31 March.
-Submit a 1,000 word essay on the topic: “Agriculture, Horticulture and Water in NZ” Why these are important and my future role as a descendant of Atihau Whanganui Incorporation lands.
-In addition to the essay, students should submit a handwritten half page profile introducing themselves including education, personal interests etc.
Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Applicants may also be asked to attend an interview either in person or by video conference.

Decision makers

The four person selection committee comprises:

2 members of Te Atihau Trust
1 member of Ravensdown – Mr Michael Manning or nominee
1 representative from Ravensdown Human Resources

History or background of award

In 2011 Atihau whanganui Incorporation (AwHI) and Ravensdown established the Atihau-Ravensdown university scholarship.

Additional information

In addition, recipients will be offered the opportunity for paid holiday work at Ravensdown.
The selection committee will take a range of criteria into account including the applicants’ involvement in iwi affairs, academic records, references and commitments to agriculture and horticulture.
If there are a large number of applicants, the selection committee will shortlist to a maximum of six by reviewing academic performance and the essays.
Students who have completed one year’s tertiary study or less are also eligible.

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

Hugh Williams Scholarship
Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative Ltd
PO Box 16081, Christchurch 8441
0800 100 123


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 April 2019.