Awarua Trust Scholarship
- New Zealand Pacific Scholarships
- New Zealand Regional Development Scholarships
- First Foundation Scholarship
- Pacific Emerging Talent Scholarships
On this page
- What does the scholarship get me?
- Closing dates for applications
- Length of award
- Number of awards offered
- Purpose of award
- Selection criteria
- What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
- How do students apply?
- How and when do students learn of the decision?
- Decision makers
- History or background of award
- Additional information
- For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact
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
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.
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 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.