Rural Women New Zealand Tertiary Bursaries

Closing date: 01/03/2022
Applications close 1 March each year.
Value of Award: $1,000 each.
No. of awards: 2 each year.
Tenure: One year.

Application Form

Scholarship Page

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

To offer assistance to students from rural areas to obtain tertiary qualification.

Selection criteria:

  • NZ Citizens only.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Download an 'Application Form' below. The application form must be accompanied by the following: a) a letter, written by the applicant, outlining the reasons for requiring this financial assistance, the reasons for the proposed course of study and the intended use of the qualification b) a copy of the previous year’s study results or the last school report (if within three years); or an academic reference. c) a character reference from a responsible Officer of the Rural Women New Zealand Branch concerning the circumstances of the family and the need for assistance for the applicant's education d) a character reference from a responsible citizen other than a teacher or member of the Rural Women New Zealand Branch e) proof of enrolment at University, Polytechnic or College for a full year course Submit application to: Rural Women New Zealand PO Box 12-021 WELLINGTON
Application Form
Scholarship Page

Decision makers
Rural Women New Zealand Council.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Applications will be considered by the Bursary Committee of Rural Women New Zealand Council at the May meeting. Payment of the Bursary will be made by 31 May to the applicant.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Additional information
Rural Women New Zealand National Office must be advised immediately if the applicant withdraws before completing the academic year, as a proportional refund will be expected.

Who else has information about this award?
Auckland University of Technology Phone: +64 9 921 9837 E-mail:

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Rural Women New Zealand

PO Box 12-021 Wellington
New Zealand


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