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Scholarships to help you fund your future

We have gathered information about a wide range of scholarships to help you fund your study or training in areas relevant to our food & fibre sectors. 

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that information is current and correct. But please contact the appropriate scholarship provider before making an application, as details change frequently.

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Smedley Station & Cadet Training Farm

Closing Date: 19 Jul 2024

Open to students between 16 and 20 years of age and studying in at least their third year of secondary education, who aspire to a career in farming and agribusiness.

Coleridge Downs Cadetship

Closing Date: 30 Jul 2024

Open to dedicated young people, with NCEA Level 2, who have a passion for the High Country, and the associated lifestyle.

Pukemiro Station Cadetship Programme

Closing Date: 31 Jul 2024

Open to driven, hard working students that want to develop their skills and gain the qualifications they need to have a successful career in the agriculture industry.

Mary Sutherland Scholarship

Closing Date: 8 Aug 2024

Open to students enrolled for a forestry or forestry-related course at a New Zealand Polytechnic.

Mazzetta Scholarship

Closing Date: 9 Aug 2024

Open to students of Māori descent looking to advance their education in the fishery sector. 

UC School of Forestry High Achievers Award (Māori / Pasifika)

Closing Date: 15 Aug 2024

Open to Māori or Pasifika students intending to enrol in the Bachelor of Forestry Science (BForSc) degree programme at the University of Canterbury.

Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships

Closing Date: 15 Aug 2024

Open to Māori and/or female students enrolling in a Bachelor of Forestry Science or Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Forest Engineering.

Bioprotection Aotearoa - PhD Scholarship

Closing Date: 15 Aug 2024

Open to candidates with Honours and/or Masters Degrees in a relevant discipline.

UC School of Forestry High Achievers Award

Closing Date: 15 Aug 2024

Open to students intending to enrol in the Bachelor of Forestry Science (BForSc) degree programme at the University of Canterbury.

Colliers Rural and Agribusiness Valuation Scholarship

Closing Date: 22 Aug 2024

Open to students at Lincoln University entering their third or fourth year of study towards a degree specialising in Valuation.

FAR Summer Scholarship

Closing Date: 28 Aug 2024

Open to Lincoln University students interested in the arable cropping industry, plant research, and technology.

OneFortyOne Scholarship Programme

Closing Date: 30 Aug 2024

Open to students considering a course relevant to the Forestry Sector.

Forest Tertiary Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Aug 2024

Open to current students at either the University of Canterbury’s School of Forestry, or Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology in Rotorua, who are owners or descendants of an owner in the Lake Taupō Forest Trust.

Jeff Farm Cadetship

Closing Date: 5 Sep 2024

Open to students aged 16-20 years, in at least their 3rd year of secondary school, who wish to undertake a career in farming.

Andrew Turnbull Scholarship

Closing Date: 10 Sep 2024

Open to students enrolled in the 1st Year of an undergraduate degree in agriculture at Massey University, who were enrolled in the intermediate veterinary programme in Semester 1.

New Zealand Grain and Seed Trade Association Scholarship - Massey

Closing Date: 15 Sep 2024

Open to students in their second year of study towards a Bachelors degree relevant to the grain and seed industry.

New Zealand Grain and Seed Trade Association Scholarship - Lincoln

Closing Date: 15 Sep 2024

Open to students in their second year of study towards a Bachelors degree relevant to the grain and seed industry.

Tom Cranswick Memorial Awards

Closing Date: 25 Sep 2024

Open to students who are Farmlands shareholders, children of shareholders or staff members of Farmlands, and have completed at least one year of tertiary study in courses related to the primary sector.

Lincoln University Young Farmers TeenAg Scholarship

Closing Date: 30 Sep 2024

Open to competitors in the TeenAg competition in the year immediately prior to commencing study, or in the year that they commence study at Lincoln University.

New Zealand Institute of Forestry Undergraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Oct 2024

Open to students enrolled in a forestry or forestry-related degree at a New Zealand university.

NZPPS Research Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Oct 2024

Open to postgraduate students undertaking research in relevant disciplines, on topics relating to the control of pests, pathogens and/or weeds in primary production or the natural or human environments.

Don Hulston Foundation Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Oct 2024

Open to postgraduate students from Lincoln University, who plan to undertake research related to practical and applied research in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, aquaculture, or other areas of benefit to the New Zealand economy.

Sir Graeme Harrison Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Oct 2024

Open to students from an urban background who wish to study a Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing at Lincoln University and who plan to make a career in a Land Based Industry

Dan Watkins Scholarship in Weed Science

Closing Date: 1 Oct 2024

Open to postgraduate students in NZ, undertaking research into the biology and control of weeds in New Zealand.

Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Oct 2024

Open to students wanting to develop their career in the food or farming industry with interests in; red meat, farming, agriculture, marketing and sales, research and development, food processing, cooking and food technology.

Pukehou Poutū Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Oct 2024

Open to New Zealand university graduates to undertake postgraduate study in either agricultural or silvicultural science.

Align Scholarships

Closing Date: 1 Oct 2024

Open to full time undergraduate students enrolled in a Food and Fibre-related undergraduate programme at either Massey or Lincoln University.

Alma Baker Maori Scholarship Awards

Closing Date: 15 Oct 2024

Open to students enrolled in programmes in the fields of agriculture, agriculture-related technologies or the study of rural society.

Plant & Food Research Summer Studentship - Māori Career Pathways Cohort (Te Rito)

Closing Date: 15 Oct 2024

Open to Māori students currently studying Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Genetics and keen to develop their career in science to support New Zealand's primary sectors. 

AVOCO Tertiary Scholarship

Closing Date: 21 Oct 2024

Open to students entering their final year of study for a Bachelor degree (or similar) in a subject field that might contribute to Research and Development of the Avocado industry.

Audrey Reid Grant

Closing Date: 30 Oct 2024

Open to people over 25 years of age who wish to extend their education or training focusing on subjects that will benefit rural communities, for example agriculture or horticulture.

GoHort Internship program

Closing Date: 30 Oct 2024

Open to university students and career changers who are keen to gain hands-on experience of various horticultural career opportunities.

John R.Templin Scholarship 

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2024

Open to students from Lincoln University, who have undertaken a degree broadly related to Horticulture, and intend on continuing on to postgraduate study, work experience, or research in the USA or Canada.

Ballance Scholarships

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2024

Open to students wishing to study agriculture, agribusiness, or any other field relevant to the food & fibre sector.

Hogan Hurst Horticulture Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2024

Open to students who have completed at least one year of a degree or diploma with a viticulture or horticulture focus at Lincoln University.

Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship in Beekeeping

Closing Date: 31 Oct 2024

Open to those aged 17-25 years, and enrolled in an approved apiculture training programme. 

Alex C P Chu Trade for Training Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Nov 2024

Open to students enrolled in either a postgraduate or undergraduate course in agriculture or horticulture at Massey University, who intend to study overseas as part of their programme.

Sinclair Cummings Veterinary and Animal Sciences Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Nov 2024

Open to postgraduate students undertaking postgraduate research within the School of Veterinary Science or the School of Agriculture and Environment.

Zespri Horticultural Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Nov 2024

Open to anyone who is completing or has completed at least one year of tertiary study and is aspiring to a career in the horticulture industry, particularly kiwifruit.

FMG Agriculture Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Nov 2024

Each year we help two promising agriculture students starting their first year at university. FMG's agriculture scholarship provides.

If you're passionate about starting your career in the agriculture industry, can maintain a B- average, and are looking to study one of the following areas (or something similar) with an agriculture focus, apply now.

Owen Browning Scholarships in Forestry

Closing Date: 1 Nov 2024

Open to postgraduate students who have been admitted or who are eligible for admission to postgraduate studies in Forestry at the University of Canterbury.

T W Adams Scholarship in Forestry

Closing Date: 1 Nov 2024

Open to postgraduate students accepted for enrolment in the MForSc or PhD in Forestry programmes at the University of Canterbury

John W & Carrie McLean Trust Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Nov 2024

Open to postgraduate students from Lincoln Unversity planning to undertake sheep research.

David Levene Foundation Bursaries

Closing Date: 15 Nov 2024

Open to students undertaking full-time study towards a Bachelors of AgriScience, AgriCommerce, Science, Information Science or Technology at Massey University, and who would otherwise be unable to study due to financial hardship.

Robert Gibson Methodist Trust Board Bursary

Closing Date: 20 Nov 2024

Open to any young person attending University, Polytechnic, or other approved educational institutions, who desires to follow an agricultural course

Patrick Shannon Scholarship

Closing Date: 28 Nov 2024

Open to students in their final year of study (fourth year Honours, or Masters) who intend on enrolling in a PhD programme.

Sir James Wattie Scholarship for Food Technology

Closing Date: 30 Nov 2024

Open to students enrolled or intending to enrol fulltime in the first year of the Bachelor of Food Technology (Hons) at Massey University.

Constellation Cadet Programme

Closing Date: 30 Nov 2024

Open to high school leavers who are interested in pursuing a career in the viticulture industry.

Clark Fletcher Memorial Citrus Bursary

Closing Date: 30 Nov 2024

Open to tertiary students with specific interest in the citrus industry.

Bee Nilson Scholarships in Human Nutrition and Food Science

Closing Date: 1 Dec 2024

Open to students enrolling in either a one year Honours Degree or in the papers year of a Masters degree in either Human Nutrition or Food Science/Consumer Food Science.

Horticulture NZ Postgraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 Dec 2024

Open to people undertaking postgraduate study in horticulture or related fields. 

Every year Horticulture New Zealand and the New Zealand Fruitgrowers Charitable Trust each offer one scholarship to a postgraduate student studying in New Zealand. These scholarships are offered to students undertaking postgraduate study because innovation and tackling challenges head-on is critical to the horticulture industry's future success.

Horticulture NZ Undergraduate Scholarships

Closing Date: 1 Dec 2024

Hugh Williams Memorial Scholarship

Closing Date: 2 Dec 2024

Open to children of Ravensdown shareholders to undertake an agricultural or horticultural degree at either Lincoln, Waikato, or Massey University.

Meat Industry Undergraduate Scholarships

Closing Date: 8 Dec 2024

Open to undergraduate students at a tertiary institution who are looking to contribute their skills to the red meat sector in the future.

Meat Industry Postgraduate Scholarships

Closing Date: 8 Dec 2024

Open to postgraduate students at a tertiary institution who are looking to contribute their skills to the red meat sector in the future.

Onion Industry Postgraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 15 Dec 2024

Open to students who wish to undertake postgraduate research that is of relevance to the New Zealand Onion industry. 

Yvonne & Dudley Lorimer Memorial Scholarship in Horticulture

Closing Date: 16 Dec 2024

Open to students undertaking horticulture related endeavours at Wintec. 

New Zealand Young Farmers Future Me Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Dec 2024

Open to students who are New Zealand Young Farmers Members.  The NZYF scholarships are aimed at supporting young people in the food and fibre sector. 

NZYF World Congress Future Me Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Dec 2024

Open to New Zealand Young Farmers members studying at a New Zealand university.

James and Evelyn Gane Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Jan 2025

Open to rural students about to enrol in their first year of an undergraduate degree or diploma at Lincoln University, intending to study a degree or diploma that will allow them to take up farming, horticulture or similar as a career.

NZ Wool Classers Association Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Jan 2025

Open to students undertaking the Certificate in Wool Technology at Southern Institute of Technology.

C. Alma Baker Trust - Postgraduate Scholarships

Closing Date: 1 Feb 2025

Open to students enrolled or intending to enrol in masterate or doctoral programmes in the fields of agriculture, agriculture-related technologies or the study of rural society. 

Bragato Undergraduate Award

Closing Date: 28 Feb 2025

Open to students undertaking a full time degree course in either viticulture or wine sciences.

Bragato Post Graduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 28 Feb 2025

Open to postgraduate students enrolled in a Postgraduate course of study in a course of relevence to the viticulture and wine industry.

Jersey New Zealand Scholarship

Closing Date: 28 Feb 2025

Open to students who have completed the first year of study who are members of Jersey New Zealand.

Diamond Jubilee Agricultural Tertiary Bursary

Closing Date: 1 Mar 2025

Open to students undertaking a full-time course of at least one year in an agricultural or other related subject.  This includes related studies such as horticulture, veterinary, bee keeping, aqua farming and viticulture.

Edmund Sanderson Jeff Farm Training Award - Telford - Southern Institute of Technology.

Closing Date: 1 Mar 2025

Open to students with an interest in farming, and studying towards a degree, diploma or certificate at Telford, and require assistance on account of their financial situation, existing environment, or state of health.

Edmund Sanderson Jeff Farm Training Award - Lincoln University

Closing Date: 1 Mar 2025

Open to students with an interest in farming, and studying towards a degree, diploma or certificate at Lincoln University, and require assistance on account of their financial situation, existing environment, or state of health.

Allan Kay Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2025

Open to students enrolled full-time in agriculture, horticulture or animal science at Massey University who are facing financial hardship.

Ormond Meat Marketing Scholarship

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2025

Open to students planning to undertake a programm of study that will prepare them for an agribusiness career in the meat industry.

Thornton Memorial Dairy Bursary

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2025

Open to students enrolled in an undergraduate degree with a focus on agriculture.

QEII Athol Patterson Bursary

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2025

Open to students in their first year of study, and be enrolled in an undergraduate degree at Massey University either in agriculture or environmental management.

Violet Wickham Memorial Bursary

Closing Date: 3 Mar 2025

Open to students facing financial hardship enrolled in an undergraduate degree with a focus on agriculture.

Brian Aspin Memorial Scholarship

Closing Date: 9 Mar 2025

Open to students at Massey or Lincoln Universities at Honours or Masters Level, studying in an area of Agriculture, Agriculture Science, or Science (majoring in areas such as, Agricultural Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Animal Science).

Gosling Ornamental Horticulture Bursary

Closing Date: 10 Mar 2025

Open to students interested in a horticultural career to study the relevant programme at Massey.

Les Batkin Bursary

Closing Date: 10 Mar 2025

Open to students specialising in poultry husbandry at Massey University.

Lois Turnbull Postgraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 10 Mar 2025

Open to postgraduate female students enrolled for a Masters or PhD programme at Massey University, and studying a topic that will benefit horticulture or agriculture industries.

Murray Richards Bursary

Closing Date: 10 Mar 2025

Open to students at Massey University majoring in Horticulture at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Professor Ren Jizhou Scholarship

Closing Date: 10 Mar 2025

Open to Chinese students enrolled in either a first degree or a postgraduate degree or diploma in Applied Academic Programme disciplines relevant to agriculture.

Colin Holmes Dairy Scholarships

Closing Date: 10 Mar 2025

Open to students of Massey University enrolled at postgraduate level in studies on farm production topics beneficial to the dairy industry.

Bowler Ravensdown Scholarship in Soil Science

Closing Date: 10 Mar 2025

Open to postgraduate students at Massey University studying soil science full time.

Noeleen Olson Horticulture Masters Scholarship

Closing Date: 10 Mar 2025

Open to students enrolled in a master's degree in horticultural science at Massey University.

Hudson and McGowan Scholarship

Closing Date: 10 Mar 2025

Open to Massey University graduates who want to or currently be studying a postgraduate degree or diploma with a focus on agriculture or horticulture.

MPI Postgraduate Science Scholarship

Closing Date: 11 Mar 2025

Open to postgraduate students undertaking Masters or PhD degrees, in a research area relevant to, and meeting capability needs of MPI or the primary industries.

Brown Glassford Scholarship

Closing Date: 15 Mar 2025

Open to students entering their second year of Bachelor of Commerce & Management at Lincoln University, and intending to undertake a career in Rural accounting.

FAR Postgraduate Scholarship (Massey)

Closing Date: 15 Mar 2025

Open to students undertaking postgraduate research with a topic in an area relating to the New Zealand arable farming sector.

FAR Postgraduate Scholarship (Lincoln)

Closing Date: 15 Mar 2025

Open to students undertaking postgraduate research with a topic in an area relating to the New Zealand arable farming sector.

Robert C Bruce Charitable Trust Research Grants

Closing Date: 29 Mar 2025

Open to postgraduate research directly related to forests and afforestation.

New Zealand Grassland Trust Levy Student Scholarship - Lincoln

Closing Date: 30 Mar 2025

Open to students from Lincoln University embarking on the second year of a Bachelor of Agriculture Degree or a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in the agricultural area.

New Zealand Grassland Trust Levy Student Scholarship - Massey

Closing Date: 30 Mar 2025

Open to students from Massey University embarking on the second year of a Bachelor of Agriculture Degree or a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in the agricultural area.

Animal & Plant Health NZ (formerly AGCARM) Agricultural Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2025

This is an undergraduate scholarship for a student that is studying full-time, who wants to pursue a career in sustainable crop and animal production or related agribusiness sectors.
You will be studying one of these programmes:

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of Horticultural Science
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness

Animal & Plant Health NZ (formerly AGCARM) Veterinary Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2025

Open to students studying full-time in their third year of a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

Big Deer Tour

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2025

Open to students studying toward completing a master's or degree in an agricultural-related discipline that will lead to a qualification appropriate to employment in the agricultural sector.

RDK Agricultural Engineering Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2025

Open to students in their final year of study (Bachelor's or Honours), with at least one course in agricultural engineering

Charles and Ella Elgar Trust Bursaries

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2025

Open to students who are discharged servicemen, or the children of discharged servicemen, studying agriculture.

Craigmore Sustainables Postgraduate Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2025

Open to postgraduate students (Honours/Masters, PhD) enrolled at Lincoln University, with an agriculture or agricultural area research project.

UPL Limited Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2025

Open to students undertaking a land-based degree or diploma with an interest in Horticultural, Plant or Soil Science, Arable Farming and Farm Management.

First Light Foods Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2025

Open to first year students at Lincoln who have successfully completed a year of study towards any degree with a Supply Chain component.

Gladys Grace Vale Bursary

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2025

Open to future or current students at Lincoln University to undertake a course in Horticulture.

Kathleen Ann Stevens Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2025

Open to graduates of Lincoln University to undertake postgraduate study into Animal or Wool Science.

Nikolas Dow Memorial Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2025

Open to students entering their first year of Viticulture and Oenology at Lincoln University.

Sir Turi Carroll Centennial Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2025

Open to students of Maori descent who have completed the first year of a land-based degree at Lincoln University

Allan Gibson Accountancy Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 Mar 2025

Open to students wishing to become charted accountants, with an interest in rural, agricultural and/or agrifood industries, to complete their accountancy qualification through Massey University.

Horticulture NZ Industry Trainee Scholarships

Closing Date: 7 Apr 2025

Open to industry students and trainees who have a special interest in the fruit or vegetable industry, and are undergoing significant industry training or education with a vocational provider. 

Ted Delahunty Accountancy/Agribusiness Bursary

Closing Date: 7 Apr 2025

Open to a third-year undergraduate student studying accountancy or agribusiness, who is facing financial hardship.

Sustainable Land Use Initiative (SLUI) Scholarship for any applicable student

Closing Date: 13 Apr 2025

Open to students entering undergraduate study at Massey University, who want to study soil science and farm management as part of their degree.

Sustainable Land Use (SLU) Advanced Scholarship for postgraduate students

Closing Date: 13 Apr 2025

Open to honours, postgraduate and masters students at Massey University, studying at post graduate level to research topics of relevance to Horizons Regional Councils SLUI programme.

Sustainable Land Use (SLU) Advanced Scholarship for Year 3 and postgraduate students

Closing Date: 13 Apr 2025

Open to students in their third year, honours year, or Masters at Massey University, specialising in soil science, land use mapping, and land management.

Agricultural Tertiary Bursaries

Closing Date: 14 Apr 2025

Open to students studying a veterinary or agricultural degree at a tertiary institution in New Zealand.

The John Perrin Scholarship

Closing Date: 30 Apr 2025

Open to students studying agriculture or related science at either Lincoln, Massey or Waikato University.

New Zealand Fruitgrowers' Charitable Trust Horticulture Scholarship

Closing Date: 30 Apr 2025

Open to students entering their first year of study towards a Diploma in Horticulture or a Diploma in Horticultural Management at Lincoln University.

FMG Financial Adviser Rural Scholarship

Closing Date: 1 May 2025

Working with our preferred providers Fidelity Life, we’re offering two rural scholarships through their Career connect programme. It’s designed to help applicants gain qualifications and acquire the necessary skills to become a successful financial adviser.Having supported, and been part of rural communities for generations, we see the importance of offering valuable risk and financial advice to farmers and growers. The scholarships are designed to support applicants with a rural connection to become financial advisers.

To be eligible, you must:
  • be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • be committed to becoming a financial adviser
  • not have started or have gained your level 5 qualification
  • be at least 21 years old, or hold a graduate diploma

Lone Star Farms Scholarship

Closing Date: 2 May 2025

Open to students studying towards a Diploma in Farm Management or an Agricultural degree at Lincoln University.

Regina Rudland Memorial Scholarship

Closing Date: 31 May 2025

Open to a full-time Māori student of Ngāti Porou descent, undertaking study in the field of Agriculture or Apiculture at Level 3 or higher.