Keystone Trust Student Study Awards

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $5,000 per annum for threeyears

Closing dates for applications

Next: 12 August 2022

Opening date: 1 June 2022closing 12 August 2022

Length of award

The Study Award value of up to $5,000.00 per annum ($2,500 per semester), will be paid for each year in which the award applies and is to be used towards fees, course costs and accommodation as each term commences. The Award is available for a period of three consecutive years, and may only be extended beyond this consecutive three years period if approved by the Trust, on application.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The Award not only includes financial assistance of $5,000.00 per annum for a period of three years, but also offers mentoring and networking opportunities across all of our sponsor family. This additional support far outweighs the monetary contribution and is an invaluable part of your learning experiences. Currently ten Keystone Study Awards are presented each year to high school students moving into tertiary study.

Selection criteria

This Scholarship is open to all schools within New Zealand and school leavers that meet the specified criteria.
New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand
Financial hardship or circumstantial need
Intending to study a property or construction related tertiary qualification, including
- Bachelor of Architecture
- Bachelor of Engineering
- Bachelor of Property
- Bachelor of Land & Property Management
- Bachelor of Business Studies (Property)
- Bachelor of Urban Planning
- Bachelor of Construction
- Bachelor of Building Science
- Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
- Bachelor of Spatial Design
- Bachelor of Surveying
- Bachelor of Law and Property conjoint

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Successful applicants will be required to accept in writing an offer by the Trustees of the grant of the award. Full terms and conditions are outlined with the application form.


This Application for the Keystone Trust Student Study Award collects personal information about you.  The information collected to evaluate your application must be completed by the Applicant on the prescribed form of application (either downloaded or electronically submitted via the Keystone Trust website, and submitted to Keystone by the closing date.
The Trustees will have the sole and unfettered discretion to grant the Student Study Award, and will determine in their discretion the Student Study Award to be offered to any successful Applicant, and the amount and period of each Student Study Award, and the Terms and Conditions applying to the Student Study Award.
The intended recipient of the information is Keystone Trust.
The information is being collected and held by Keystone Trust.
The failure to provide this information prior to 12 August 2022, at which time the information you have provided will be used for consideration by the selection panel to nominate the recipient of the 2023 Student Study Award, may result in your application for this Student Study Award being declined.
You do have the rights of access to, and correction of, this information subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993.
Successful applicants will be required to accept in writing an offer by the Trustees of the grant of the award upon the following conditions and such other conditions as the Trustees shall consider to be appropriate:
a)  The Recipient must continue to meet the eligibility criteria for the award.
b)  The Recipient must not accept any other bursary, scholarship or financial assistance specifically related to the course without the approval of the Trustees providing this shall not preclude the acceptance of any scholarship or bursary awarded by examination.
c)  The Recipient must make full and continuing disclosure to the Trust of all other sponsors or sources of financial assistance in relation to his or her studies.
d)  The course of study shall not be changed after the award is made without the approval of the Trustees
e)  The Recipient must agree to make available to the Trust results of all tests and examinations which count for year-end results.
f)  The Recipient shall submit written reports on the progress of the course of study at such intervals as the Trustees shall require.
g)  The Recipient must complete his/her course of tuition without interruption. Failure to pass in any year or any decision to defer completion of the course of study or if the course of study is not completed in accordance with the conditions whether in whole or in part, the award shall be forfeited and any amounts advanced shall be refunded upon demand.
h)  All publicity associated with the grant of the award to the Recipient shall be determined by the Trust and the Recipient shall make no announcement in respect of the award without the written approval of the Trust.
i)  Recipient may be required to be present at the Awards Evening of the Trust or to make available appropriate material for presentation.
The following guidelines outline the Trustees’ expectations of Recipients of 2020 Study Award Scholarship:
a)  The Trust expects the Recipient will familiarise and have a good understanding of both the history and the objectives of the Trust to enable promotion of the Trust to others as called upon either in an official or unofficial capacity.
b)  The Recipient is to provide to the Trust upon request a short report of results and general progress by the Recipient in his or her course of study at the end of each semester.
c) The Recipient is to provide to the Trust at the end the Recipient’s course of study in each year:
a comprehensive summary of the Recipient’s results.
a personal review by the Recipient of the year, commenting on the highs and lows and any changes the Recipient is intending to implement in the next academic year (unless last year).
a summary of the Recipient’s goals and plans for the next year, both academic and personal (unless last year).
d)  Recipients of the Keystone Study Award are expected to act as ambassadors for the Trust and will be required to attend events organised by the Keystone Trust throughout their time as a Keystone Student.

How do students apply?

Applications can be completed online on the Keystone Website and must be completed in full.

Accompanying the application are:
1. One unmounted photograph of yourself
2. Any extension of answers to the questions as outlined in the application form
3. A signed statement of general interests, activities, goals and aspirations
4. References - School Principal or Dean and two other references (NOT relatives, e.g. employer, family friend, coach) open, not in envelopes
5. A certified copy of your academic record.

Regulations, Terms & Conditions

How and when do students learn of the decision?

As part of the selection process, you may be required to attend an interview on 21, 22 or 23 September 2022 either by zoom or at a place in New Zealand to be nominated by the Keystone Trust.

Decision makers

The selection panel will make a recommendation to the Trustees as to the successful applicant(s), the amount of the award and the terms and conditions of the award(s).

History or background of award

The Study Award scholarships are open to all school leavers from challenging circumstances intending to study a property or construction related degree in New Zealand. The Keystone Study Award is one of the most premium scholarships available to students entering the property and construction sector.

Additional information

Faculties that are supported by the Study Award Scholarship
Please refer to Keystone website

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

Louella Mancer
Marketing & Events Coordinator
The Keystone New Zealand Property Education Trust
PO Box 142, Shortland Street, Auckland 1040
09 375 7453


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 June 2022.