Who we’re looking for:

We’re looking to assist people aged 25 years and over who wish to further their skills, training or education.


Eligibility criteria:

  • NZ citizens
  • 25 years or older
  • Short- or long-term courses undertaken with a recognised education provider will be considered
  • Preference will be given to applicants who live in smaller centres or rural areas.


Application Checklist:

Include the following with your application:

  • A character reference from a responsible officer of a Rural Women New Zealand Branch outlining the circumstances of the family and the need for assistance with the applicant’s education.

  • A character reference from another responsible citizen to whom the applicant is known.

  • Proof of course enrolment from the relevant University, Polytechnic or College.


Download the Application Form here. 

Send application forms to: enquiries@ruralwomennz.nz along with any supporting documents.

Applications can also be posted to:

Rural Women New Zealand

Level 10, 75 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
PO Box 12-021, Thorndon,
Wellington 6144