Awarua Trust Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $2000 (or more by approval).

Closing dates for applications

Next: 30 June 2018

Scholarship applications will be considered twice a year, in July and December.

Length of award

One Year

Number of awards offered

One and more offered annually as determined by the trust.

Purpose of award

To provide financial support to people in their pursuit of excellence.

Selection criteria

Scholarships are available to individuals who exhibit dedication towards the development of educational skills with a focus on the following:
• The advancement of education in all aspects of and research into sustainable and efficient farming and agricultural practices and
• To advance education and to relieve poverty by supporting the social and economic development, and education in New Zealand, of persons of Pacific Island and in particular Solomon Island descent.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

In the event that the scholarship is not used in a manner which complies with the conditions of this application (as determined at the sole discretion of the Awarua Trust) the scholarship shall be returned in full to the Awarua Trust upon 7 days notice. If the scholarship is not returned in full within 7 days the Applicant shall reimburse the Awarua Trust for all costs incurred (including legal costs on a solicitor/client basis) in recovering the grant.
Copies of invoices, receipts and bank statements must be kept and provided to the Awarua Trust if requested to verify that the scholarship has been used in accordance with the purpose applied for and approved.

How do students apply?

Scholarship Application:
Scholarship applications will be considered twice a year, in July and December. All applications should be received by the Trustees by the end of June and November in each year to be considered by the Trustees.
Grant Applications.
How to apply:
Applications can be made at any time. There are ‘no closing dates’, and all letters or emails of appeal should receive an initial response within 6 weeks. Please write a letter of no more than two sides long detailing
the purpose and nature of the project
intended beneficiaries
budget
existing sources of finance
other funding applications, including those to statutory sources and the Lottery
whether you have previously applied to us, successfully or otherwise
GST Registration

Please do not send videos, DVDs, CDs, tapes or bulky reports. They are unlikely to be reviewed and cannot be returned.
Annual accounts may be requested if your application is going to be taken further.

Visits:
If a project is short-listed for taking forward for a grant over $2,000.00, it may be visited by the Trustee before an application is considered by the Trustees.
 
Application Form
Awarua Trust website

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The Trustees usually meet bi-monthly. There is a short-listing process, and not all applications are put before the Trustees. It may take up to three months to advise applicants depending upon the time they apply in relation to Trustee meetings. Applicants are advised by email or phone once the decision is made by The Trustees

Decision makers

Awarua Trustees. If a project is short-listed for taking forward for a grant over $2,000.00, it may be visited by the Trustee before an application is considered by the Trustees.

History or background of award

The Awarua Trust was established in 2008 to provide financial support to people in their pursuit of excellence.

Additional information

All scholarship money must be used for the purpose applied for and approved, within 6 months of the scholarship being made (or any later date agreed by the Awarua Trust in writing).

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

Gavin Haddon
(CA) trustee
The Awarua Trust
PO Box 388, Morrinsville 3340
http://www.awaruatrust.org.nz
info@awaruatrust.org.nz

Disclaimer

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 2017.