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Rural Women New Zealand Text Book Grant for Tertiary Students

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What does the scholarship get me?

$500 each

Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 March 2023

Applications close 1 March each year.

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered

Maximum of five.

Purpose of award

This is a one off grant available to tertiary students to assist with the purchase of resource materials, including software.

Selection criteria

NZ Citizens only.

How do students apply?

Download an 'Application Form' below and submit with supporting documents to
Rural Women New Zealand
PO Box 12021
Application Form
Scholarship Page

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Applications will be considered by the Bursary Committee of Rural Women New Zealand Council at the May meeting. The decision of the Committee is final and all candidates will be notified of the results of their application.

Payment of the grant will be made to the applicant by 31 May.

Decision makers

Bursary Commitee of Rural New Zealand Council.

History or background of award

Rural Women New Zealand Bursaries and Grants are available each year to assist with education, learning and personal development; for community projects and activities; the purchase of resources; and in times of natural disaster, all which benefits the rural community.

Additional information

The application form must be accompanied by the following:
a) a letter, written by the applicant, outlining the reasons for requiring this financial assistance, the reasons for the proposed course of study and the intended use of the qualification
b) a character reference from a responsible Officer of the Rural Women New Zealand Branch concerning the circumstances of the family and the need for assistance for the applicant's education
c) a character reference from a responsible citizen other than a teacher or member of the Rural Women New Zealand Branch
d) proof of enrolment at University, Polytechnic or College for a full year course

Note 1 The above character references may be sent directly by the referee to Rural Women New Zealand marked "Bursary - Confidential"
Note 2 If this application is accompanied by an application for either a Rural Women New Zealand Tertiary or Agricultural Bursary, only one set of supporting documents is required.

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

Rural Women New Zealand
PO Box 12-021, Wellington, 6144, New Zealand


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 November 2021.