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Bashford-Nicholls Trust Vocational Study Scholarships

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What does the scholarship get me?


Length of award

Up to 3 years.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

Scholarships are available for Other Courses of Study

Selection criteria

Applicants should be students who wish to study farming, veterinary science, or some other course related to primary production, at a recognised farm school, polytechnic or university.
Applicants should intend to take up practical farming as a career, or some other occupation directly concerned with primary production for which specialised training is required.
Priority will given to:
1) residents of the South Taranaki and Stratford Districts
2) residents of other parts of Taranaki
3) residents of other parts of New Zealand.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

On completion of their course of study, the scholarship recipient will join a growing and influential alumni with the capacity and drive to contribute as leaders of change, development and innovation that will ensure New Zealand’s agricultural and veterinary science industries remain national success stories and world leaders.

How do students apply?

Working in partnership with PKW, Te Karaka Foundation and CommunityForce, an online scholarship portal has been developed to streamline access to Taranaki based scholarships. In 2018 Nga Ruahine joined the portal partnership. Scholarships for Bashford-Nicholls and the other partners to the portal are available for applications in October each year by visiting
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History or background of award

BAF manages the scholarships provided by the Bashford-Nicholls Trust, which was set up by the late Claude William Nicholls, formerly of Otakeho, and the JD Bashford Trust, which was set up by the late James Dawson Bashford, formerly of Otakeho, South Taranaki.

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

Royce Nicholls Trust/Margaret Bashford Trust
PO BOX 547, New Plymouth 4340
+64 6 759 1178


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 December 2020.