Who we’re looking for:

We’re looking to assist women aged 25 years and over, who are seeking advancement in the workforce to obtain qualifications to improve their career opportunities, independence and career development.


Eligibility criteria:

  • NZ Citizen
  • Any person 25 years of age and over may apply
  • Applicants must live and/or intend to work in the Coromandel, Thames, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne or Central Plateau regions


Application Checklist:

Include the following with your application:

  • a letter outlining the reasons you require this financial assistance, the reasons for your course of study (or proposed course of study) and your intended use of the qualification.

  • copies of your previous relevant qualifications, results, or an academic reference.

  • a profile outlining past achievements, proposed study programme, educational goals and long term objectives.

  • two written references including contact details for referees.

  • proof of enrolment at the University or Polytechnic where the studies will be undertaken.

  • applicants may be required to attend an interview


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