HortNZ Postgraduate Scholarships 2023

Every year Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) and the NZ Fruitgrowers‘ Charitable Trust each offer a scholarship that is open to New Zealand students and trainees who have a special interest in the fruit or vegetable industry and are undergoing significant industry training or education.

For the 2023 study period, the following scholarships are available, with applications due by 11pm, 10th December 2022.

Postgraduate Scholarships:

$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 because innovation and tackling challenges head-on is 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.

Additionally, both scholarships will receive an all-inclusive professional development program including travel, accommodation, and registration to the 2023 Horticulture New Zealand Conference valued at $1500. Scholars are given workshops, professional development opportunities, networking invitations, and exposure to renowned leaders and speakers from the horticulture industry.

Requirements for application

• Individual must be undergoing postgraduate study in horticulture or related fields in the year
2023.
• Individual has the intent to support New Zealand fruit and vegetable industry.

Application process

• Apply by filling in this application form: Postgraduate Scholarships 2023
• You will be required to answer questions on GPA, provide supervisor and reference contacts,
and write a 250–300-word essay on why your research will add value to the horticulture industry.
Proof of GPA may be requested during the selection process.

Selection
• Selected candidates will be announced on 21st December 2022.
• Selected applicants will be required to do short video summarising their research or a written report.

For any queries, email schols@hortnz.co.nz (mailto: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.”

HortNZ Undergraduate Scholarships 2023

Every year Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) and Horticentre Trust offer scholarships that are open to students who have a special interest in the fruit and vegetable industry and are undertaking a degree. There are 16 total undergraduate scholarships available with 9 of those scholarships awarded to individuals from each of New Zealand’s growing regions.

Value of scholarship

The HortNZ Undergraduate Scholarships are valued at $1500 each. This $1500 is put towards the scholars’ all-inclusive professional development program including travel, accommodation, and registration to the Horticulture New Zealand Conference 2023. 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 each be awarded the Horticentre Trust Undergraduate Scholarship to a value of $4500 ($1500 conference package + $3000 in monetary value to support the individual’s 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 by filling in this application form: Undergraduate Scholarships 2023
  • You will need to provide your current Grade Average. Proof of this may be requested during the selection process.
  • Applications close 10th December 2022

Selection

  • Selected candidates will be announced on 21st December 2022
  • Selected applicants will be required to do a short video report on their studies and career development throughout the year.

For any queries, email schols@hortnz.co.nz (mailto:schols@hortnz.co.nz)