2022 HortNZ and Horticentre Trust Undergraduate Scholarships

Closing date: 11pm, 10 December 2021 

Every year HortNZ offers scholarships that are open to students who have a special interest in the fruit or vegetable industry and are undertaking a degree.

For the 2022 study period, the following scholarships are available, with applications due by 11pm, 10 December 2021.

  • Northland Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Auckland-Waikato Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Bay of Plenty Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Tairawhiti Gisborne Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Hawkes Bay Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Lower North Island Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Tasman (Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast) Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Canterbury Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Otago-Southland Undergraduate Scholarship

The top three applicants nationally will be awarded the Horticentre Trust Undergraduate Scholarship.

Value of scholarship

The Undergraduate Scholarships are worth $1500. Scholars will receive an all-inclusive professional development program including travel, accommodation, and registration to the 2022 Horticulture New Zealand Conference. Scholars are given workshops, professional development opportunities, networking invitations, and exposure to renowned leaders and speakers from the horticulture industry.

The top three applicants nationally will be awarded the Horticentre Trust Undergraduate Scholarship to a value of $4500

($1500 conference packages + $3000 in monetary value to support the individuals’ studies).

Requirements for application:

  • Individual is a Tertiary student undergoing study toward a degree of any discipline
  • For Regional scholarships, the individual must have completed 3 years of schooling or a year of work in that region. This may be queried further during the selection process.
  • Individual has the intent to support New Zealand fruit and vegetable industry.

Application process:

  • Apply through filling in this application form
  • You will need to provide your current Grade Average or NCEA results. Proof of this may be requested during the selection process.
  • Applications close at 11pm, 10 December 2021.

Selection:

  • Selected candidates will be announced on 20 December 2021.
  • Selected applicants will be required to do a short video report on their studies and career development throughout the year.

For any queries, please email schols@hortnz.co.nz

“We’ve met a lot of industry professionals and they’ve given us an insight into the industry and how they’ve got to where they are.”

“Horticulture for me is an industry that is growing so rapidly. That rapid growth really allows for opportunities for young individuals like myself.”

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Postgraduate scholarships 2022

Closing date: 11pm, 10 December 2021

$10,000 HortNZ Postgraduate Scholarship 

This Scholarship is available to people undertaking postgraduate study in horticulture or related fields. It is being offered to people undertaking higher study to support the innovation critical to the industry’s future success.

$10,000 NZ Fruitgrowers’ Charitable Trust Postgraduate Scholarship 

This Scholarship is available to people undertaking postgraduate study specifically related to the fruit industry.

Both scholarships will receive an all-inclusive professional development program including travel, accommodation, and registration to the 2022 Horticulture New Zealand Conference worth $1500. Scholars are given workshops, professional development opportunities, networking invitations, and exposure to renowned leaders and speakers from the horticulture industry.


$500 Industry Training Scholarships

These scholarships are available to industry trainees studying towards a certificate or diploma.  They provide assistance and acknowledge the achievements of those studying and working at the same time. Applications for Industry Trainee Scholarships will open on the 20th of January 2022.


Zespri Horticulture Scholarships

Zespri is providing up to $10,000 towards tuition fees for two outstanding current university students to support their studies towards a career in the horticulture industry. This could include degrees in science, management, marketing, nutrition or business for example. The scholarship also includes opportunities to be involved with the kiwifruit industry. Applications for the 2021 Zespri Horticultural Scholarships have now closed.


HBFA Scholarships

Hawke’s Bay Fruitgrowers’ Charitable Trust in conjunction with the New Zealand Fruitgrowers’ Charitable Trust provides funding towards three horticulture scholarship courses:

Horticulture Level 3  or 4 Scholarships
Horticulture Diploma Scholarships
Horticulture Degree Scholarships

Applications are now open and students can apply online here. Application forms must be submitted no later than 5pm, 30 November.


GrowingNZ Scholarship Directory

Please see – https://www.growingnz.org.nz/scholarships.php