Rural Women New Zealand Community Grants, Bursaries, Scholarships And Funding

By: Rural Women New Zealand  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Health Care, Personal Development, Secondary School

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Bursaries and Grants are available each year to assist with education, learning and personaldevelopment; for community projects and activities; the purchase of resources; and in times of natural disaster, all which benefits the rural community.

Access & Rural Women New Zealand Scholarship 

A scholarship for a health worker who wishes to further their studies in the health and/or disability fields. Preference will be given to someone pursuing post-graduate study and who has a focus on the rural sector

Eligibility criteria:
 NZ citizens working in the health care sector 
Applications Close: 1 July
Value:
  $3,000 per year

Education Fund

Grants up to $500 are available to people over 25 years of age who wish to further their training or education in order to improve their skills. Applicants will need to indicate the benefit of their study to the wider community in addition to their personal development. Preference will be given to those who live in smaller centres or rural areas. The course to be undertaken must be offered by a recognised education provider.

Eligibility criteria:

 NZ citizens only


Applications Close:

 Ongoing - applications due 1 March and 1 July


Value:

Up to $500 - no set amount given

Audrey Reid Grant 

Grant of $600 for people over 25 years of age who wish to focus on subjects that will benefit rural, for example midwifery or agriculture/horticulture.

Eligibility criteria:  NZ citizens only
Applications Close: 
 30 October
Value:  $600

Secondary School Boarding Bursary

The bursary is payable for a maximum of four years and may be applied for by children entering either years 9 or 10 (3rd or 4th form) who have to live away from home in order to attend secondary school.Eligibility criteria: NZ citizens only
Applications close: 30 September
Value: $900/yr for up to 4 years (2)

Nellie Schroder Boarding Bursary

Value: $900 for one year - awarded biennielly.

Year 12 & 13 Boarding Bursaries

A one-year bursary available to Year 12 and 13 students.

Eligibility criteria:
 NZ citizens only
Applications close: 30 September
Value:
  $900 for one year only

Florence Polson One Year Secondary Bursary

A one-year bursary available to secondary students. 

Eligibility criteria:

 NZ citizens only


Applications close:

 30 September


Value:  

$1,000 for one year

Diamond Jubilee Agricultural Tertiary Bursary 

A one-year bursary available to students undertaking a full-time course of at least one year in an agricultural subject.  

Eligibility criteria:
 NZ citizens only
Applications close: 1 March
Value:
  $1,000 for one year

Text Book Grant for Tertiary Students

This is a one off grant available to tertiary students to assist with the purchase of resource materials, including software.

Eligibility Criteria:
 NZ citizens only
Applications close: 1 March
Value:  
$500 for one year (max 5)

Tertiary Bursary

A one-year bursary available to tertiary students. Financial need, the reasons for the course of study and the intended use of the qualification are considered when awarding the bursary.

Eligibility criteria:
 NZ citizens only
Applications close: 1 March
Value:  
$1,000 for one year (max 2)

Scotlands Te Kiteroa Charitable Trust

Grants from the Trust are primarily directed towards individuals, groups and organisations in country areas and rural towns. Grants are made for projects and activities in the following categories: children, care, elderly, community, conservation, counselling, education, up to a maximum grant of $1,500. 

Applications close: 31st December
Value:  $1,500

Hawke's Bay Agricultural Tertiary Bursary

A grant for students in the horticultural, agricultural, veterinary, bee-keeping, aqua farming, viticulture or silviculture fields, enrolled in a course of at least one year full-time.

Eligibility criteria:
 NZ citizens who are residents of Hawke's Bay
Applications Close: 1 March
Value:
  $1,500 per year

Ruby Stokes Grant 

A grant for students whose study will benefit the wider community in addition to their personal development.

Eligibility criteria:

 NZ citizens who reside in smaller or rural areas on the West Coast 


Applications Close:

 1 July


Value:

  $500 Bi-annually

Community Fund 

A fund to provide help to persons or groups. To assist families in time of nature disaster, to assist the elderly, the young or any family or person for their particular need. 

Eligibility criteria:

 Applications by

members only, but may be made on behalf of another person or group.  


Applications Considered:

 At each

Council meeting. In matters of urgency the President and Finance Chair in consultation may make an immediate grant.


Value:

  Up to $1,000 per grant

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Education Fund, Health Care, Health Worker, Personal Development, Secondary School,

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