Hugh Williams Ravensdown Memorial Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

$5,000 In addition offer of paid holiday work at Ravensdown

Closing dates for applications

Next: 4 December 2020

Applications close on the first Friday in December.

Length of award

Up to four years.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The university scholarship, for shareholders' sons and daughters, aims to encourage undergraduate study in an agricultural or horticultural degree.

Selection criteria

Applications for the scholarship will be invited from students who are:
• The son or daughter of a farmer involved in a Ravensdown shareholding (one entry per shareholder number)
• Intending to undertake an agricultural/horticultural undergraduate degree full time at Lincoln or Massey universities.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Payment of the scholarship for years subsequent to the first will be subject to satisfactory academic performance in the preceding year.

How do students apply?

Application form and related documents are available here.
Scholarship Page
Regulations and Application Process

How and when do students learn of the decision?

If there are a large number of applicants, the selection committee will shortlist to a maximum of six by reviewing academic performance, and the essays.

Decision makers

The four-person selection committee comprises:
• A member of the Williams family
• Two members of the Ravensdown Board of Directors
• A member of the Ravensdown Human Resources Team

History or background of award

In 2000 Ravensdown and the Williams family established the Hugh Williams Ravensdown memorial university scholarship in memory of the late Hugh Williams, Ravensdown director 1987 until 2000.

Additional information

It is expected that the recipient will not accept other scholarships in addition to the Hugh Williams Ravensdown memorial university scholarship. This is to encourage as many young people as possible into universities.

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

Hugh Williams Scholarship
Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative Ltd
PO Box 16081, Christchurch 8441
0800 100 123


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 September 2020.