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Rural Women New Zealand Tertiary Bursaries

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What does the scholarship get me?

$1,000 each.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 March 2023

Applications close 1 March each year.

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered

2 each year.

Purpose of award

To offer assistance to students from rural areas to obtain tertiary qualification.

Selection criteria

NZ Citizens only.

How do students apply?

Download an 'Application Form' below.

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 copy of the previous year’s study results or the last school report (if within three years); or an academic reference.
c) 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
d) a character reference from a responsible citizen other than a teacher or member of the Rural Women New Zealand Branch
e) proof of enrolment at University, Polytechnic or College for a full year course

Submit application to:
Rural Women New Zealand
PO Box 12-021
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.

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

Decision makers

Rural Women 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

Rural Women New Zealand National Office must be advised immediately if the applicant withdraws before
completing the academic year, as a proportional refund will be expected.

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.