Janine Young Memorial Award

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What does the scholarship get me?

Normally $300 to $500. Occasionally $900

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 March 2022

End of March annually.

Length of award

1 Year

Number of awards offered

Normally two or three annually Occasionally one.

Purpose of award

For qualifications and skills in agricultural extension or communication.
For tertiary agricultural qualifications.
Technology transfer, projects, or conference attendance relevant to agricultural extension or communications

Selection criteria

Normally smaller awards have been made to individuals commencing tertiary education in agriculture or continuing students particularly where there are personal problems or difficult circumstances.
Occasionally a larger award has been made towards higher education, technology transfer, extension or conference attendance.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Recipients are to provide feedback to the Trust by way of a copy of a course project completed or a paper prepared or delivered.

How do students apply?

There is no application form.  Application is by email with a brief CV and proof of enrolment
Email your application before the closing date to the Trustees:- etandrews@me.com

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The decision is made at the AGM in April or May.  All applicants will be notified by email.

Decision makers

The three trustees of the David W Steele Trust.. Applications close with the Trust.

History or background of award

This award is made from a trust fund set up by David W Steele, a farmer and MAF farm adviser and then a tutor at Waikato Polytechnic from 1985 to 1996. He always had the good of his students at heart, keen to help struggling persons on the first steps to further education or knowledge. The award is in memory of one of his students, Janine Young, who epitomised his ideals. She had a young family and worked very hard to gain further knowledge but died of cancer before the completion of her polytechnic course.

Additional information

The email could cover, as is relevant, your present situation, family background, funding arrangements, future intentions, career ambition and any other relevant information.

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

Guidelines Above
There's No Application Form
The Secretary David.W Steele Trust


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 2020.