Rural Women New Zealand Education Fund

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $500.00

Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 July 2021

The closing dates for applications are 1st March and 1st July.

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

Rural Women New Zealand wishes to offer people the opportunity to extend their education or training in order to improve their level of skills.

Selection criteria

• Grants will be available to any person over 25 years of age
• The applicant will need to indicate the benefit of the study to the wider community as well as to their personal development
• Any short or long term course offered by a recognised education provider is eligible
• Preference will be given to those who live in smaller centres or rural areas

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The committee reserves the right to later check with you on the outcome of the study. A brief Report of progress will be required after 6 months.

How do students apply?

Applications must be made on the official Rural Women New Zealand form available on the website or below.

The application must include:
* Two written references (one must be a Rural Women New Zealand member)
* Acceptance of enrolment
* Budget of course costs.
Application Form
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How and when do students learn of the decision?

The application will be acknowledged when it is received. You will be notified of the decision.

Decision makers

Rural Women New Zealand Bursary Committee

History or background of award

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.

Additional information

For inquiries, contact
Executive Officer
Rural Women New Zealand
PO Box 12-021

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

Rural Women New Zealand
PO Box 12-021, Wellington, 6144, New Zealand


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in December 2020.