Clutha District Council: Tuapeka County Bursary Fund

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What does the scholarship get me?

Minimum bursary of $1000 is available annually.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 January 2020

Length of award

Bursaries shall be offered annually if funds allow.Successful applicants are not precluded from reapplying in subsequent years.

Number of awards offered

varies - dependant upon available funds and applicants selected.

Purpose of award

That the income from an initial investment of $25,000 should be disbursed in the form of a bursary to assist students to attend institutes of tertiary education.

Selection criteria

The bursary is open to candidates whose homes immediately preceding the award of the bursary were in the former Tuapeka County and Roxburgh, Tapanui and Lawrence Borough areas prior to 1989. Preference will be given to applicants with at least 1 year’s tertiary education. The bursary criteria may be amended from time to time upon the unanimous agreement of the trustees.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

That a total sum of no less than $1,000 will be available for disbursement annually by the Trustees as theysee fit and is payable by the next 1 April following the granting of the bursary. The bursary shall be available to students attending tertiary education institutes. In the event of the work of any recipient of funds from the bursary being unsatisfactory the trustees may withdraw the award.

How do students apply?

See our Forms & Guides page for an application form and guidelines to the Tuapeka County Bursary.

Applications for the bursary should be in the following format;

-Date of Birth
-Qualifications to date
-Intended course of study
-Personal details and photograph
-Residential location (road/street, RAPID number)

Write an essay outlining your goals and aspirations of not more than 500 words and not less than 250 words.
NOTE: Applicants should provide photocopies of the previous year’s examination results.
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How and when do students learn of the decision?

(Recommended to check with provider for application results,dates, and details specifics).
The decision of the granting of any bursary by the trustees under this scheme shall be final and no appeal or reconsideration will be entered into.

Decision makers

The bursary is to be awarded by the trustees of the bursary fund, or under delegated authority. The trustees of the bursary fund shall be one elected representative of the Lawrence/Tuapeka Ward of the Clutha District Council, one elected representative of the West Otago Ward of the Clutha District Council, one elected representative of the Teviot Valley Community Board and the Chief Executive of the Clutha District Council.
- Where a Trustee is unavailable by absence or other reason an alternative representative may attend from each of the respective Community Boards.

History or background of award

The bursary was established in 1989 by the Tuapeka County Council. The bursary shall be known as the Tuapeka County Bursary Fund.

Additional information

Trustees reserve the right to publicly announce the results of any bursary award.

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

Corporate Services Administrator
Clutha District Council
PO Box 25, Balclutha 9240
03 419 0200


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 2019.