Applications close at 5pm on 9 October 2020.|
|Value of Award:||
$10,000 tuition support|
|No. of awards:||
Each scholarship is tenable up to two years only and is for those who have already completed one year of tertiary study. We’re looking for two students who are planning careers in the horticulture industry and preferably the kiwifruit industry. There’s mentoring and other opportunities as well.|
Horticulture’s ever-changing nature offers an array of exciting careers for young people to grow, innovate, and lead the industry forward in the future. Zespri is a consumer-driven, grower-owned company dedicated to global marketing. Our industry story is about world-leading science and innovation, continuous improvements in orchard management practices, and a commitment to supplying high quality, safe and healthy fruit to the world. As New Zealand’s largest horticultural exporter, Zespri is more than a leading global fruit brand; it coordinates an integrated marketing and supply system, comprising long-term partnerships between growers, post-harvest operators, port and shipping companies, distributors, wholesalers and retailers, all focused on delivering the highest-quality kiwifruit to consumers. Zespri employs over 500 people worldwide, generated sales revenue of 2.4 billion dollars in 2017/18 and sells in over 50 countries.
Zespri Horticultural Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who are undertaking full-time tertiary study at a New Zealand University. A maximum of two scholarships are awarded each year to the value of $10,000 each ($5000 each year). Recipients are also supported and mentored throughout their time at university as well as being given opportunities to network with industry leaders.
How do students apply?
Applications are closed.
The scholarship will be awarded on the recommendation of the Zespri Scholarships Selection Committee.
How and when do students learn of the decision?
Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of the success of their application by 29 November 2019.
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The kiwifruit industry offers a wide variety of careers, ranging from on-orchard, post-harvest, business skills, research and innovation, right through to working on shipping vessels.
Who else has information about this award?
Visit https://www.zespri.com/Pages/HortScholarship.aspx or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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