Who we’re looking for:

We’re looking for someone who is in Year 12 or 13, who must live away from home in order to attend secondary school.


Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must:
  • be a New Zealand citizen 
  • in Year 12 or 13
  • living away from home.


Application Checklist:

Include the following with your application:

  • A letter outlining the reasons for needing financial assistance, written by a parent or caregiver
  • A supporting letter from the principal or a current teacher 
  • Previous results/last school report/academic reference 
  • Character reference from a member of Rural Women New Zealand, outlining the need for assistance
  • Character reference from another responsible citizen (non-family member) who is known to the applicant.


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