Charles W R Smith Memorial Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 3 March 2022

Length of award

One year

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The Charles W. R. Smith Memorial Scholarship financially supports Massey University undergraduate agriculture students.

Selection criteria

Applicants must have successfully completed the first year for an undergraduate degree in agriculture at Massey University.

The recipient is selected based on:
• academic merit
• their financial need
• their ability to show they are hard workers, especially with their studies
• their past work in agriculture and
• their contribution to the community.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The recipient is expected to not be in receipt of any other major scholarships in the same year as this scholarship.

How do students apply?

Please click here to apply Application Form

Decision makers

The Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee provides a shortlist of the three best applicants to members of the Charles William Robert Smith Memorial Trust who make the final decision regarding the recipient for the year.

History or background of award

Charles William Robert Smith completed the herd testing course at Massey Agricultural College in 1931 and then spent his life farming in the Whangaehu area near Whanganui. In 1968, he bought a sheep and beef farm in Whangaehu Valley Road. He died in 2006, and his family created the Charles William Robert Smith Memorial Trust that set up this scholarship in 2015 in his memory.

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

Massey University
Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand
0800 62 77 39


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.