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Horticulture NZ Industry Training Scholarships

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 20 March 2023

Length of award

One Year

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

Every year Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) offers scholarships that are open to New Zealand students and trainees who have a special interest in the fruit or vegetable industry and are undergoing significant industry training or education

Selection criteria

The Selection Team will be looking for:
·      Potential contribution to the industry;
·      Past achievements;
·      Individual approach, qualities and skills; and
·      Referees’ comments. 

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The decisions of the Selection Team will be final.  Please note that these scholarships do not cover the wine industry.

How do students apply?

Completed application forms must be returned to your ITO Training Advisor or Educational Institution Supervisor by 05 March 2020
Completed application forms, references and past academic record must be sent to by your ITO Regional Manager or Educational Institution (in Word, not PDF format please) by 20 March 2020
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How and when do students learn of the decision?

Application forms available - Late January 2020                                                   
Completed application forms returned to your ITO Regional Manager or Educational Institution Supervisor - 5 March 2020
Completed application forms and references sent to HortNZ ( by your ITO Regional Manager or Educational Institution - 20 March 2020
You must be registered in your course – 31 March 2020
Selection Panel meet - April 2020                                                                 
Decisions advised – May 2020

Decision makers

Selected applicants are reviewed at the end of the year to verify successful completion of their studies, where this is the case the scholarships are awarded early the following year. 

History or background of award

Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) has a number of $500 scholarships available to industry trainees active in the Horticulture Industry who are studying towards a certificate or diploma.

Additional information

Selection Criteria:
 New Zealand citizen or resident;
 Signs of commitment to the fruit and vegetable industry;
Potential and willingness to contribute to the fruit and vegetable industry;
 Achievement and responsibilities to date (includes level or performance in study, academic achievement and contribution to workplace during practical experience);
 Skills, e.g. technical, management, communication and relationship skills;
 Individual approach;
 Personal qualities;
 Referees comments;
 Agreement to contribute to the promotion of the NZ horticulture industry; and
 Students and trainees must be registered in their course at 31 March 2020 to be awarded their scholarship

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

Kirsty dejong
Horticulture New Zealand
PO Box 10232, Wellington 6143
04 472 3795


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 March 2022.