SUBJECT-SPECIFIC BURSARIES

Miss Harris Tertiary Nursing Bursary

The Miss Harris Tertiary bursary was gifted in memory of Miss M Harris, a nurse who resided in the seaside community of Whangaparaoa, north of Auckland. In 1961 she bequeathed to the W.D.F.F. her property for use as a holiday home by members of the organisation. The members of the Northland region were entrusted to administer the holiday cottage for the Dominion Council and this continued until the property was sold by Rural Women New Zealand in September 2009.

Rural Women New Zealand wishes to offer people the opportunity to extend their education, specifically in nursing related courses of study.   This bursary is a one-off grant to the value of $1000 and will be available for applications biennially, in even years.  Applications for this grant close on the 1st of July.  

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Eligibility Criteria:

Open to NZ citizens. 
Course of study must be nursing related
Study must be undertaken at an approved tertiary institution 
Preference will be given to applicants from smaller towns and rural areas

Applications Close: 1st July. 

Value: $1000, awarded biennially (even years)

Applications must include:

– Two character references from responsible citizens to whom the applicant is known.


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


– A copy of previous academic results.


– Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to study and should hold future career prospects in rural health, as well as having an interest in rural communities. 

 

– 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.

 

Applications will be considered by the Rural Women New Zealand Bursary Committee, which is appointed by the National Board of Rural Women New Zealand.  Applications will be acknowledged by the National Office upon receipt.  Applications will be treated as confidential and are subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act.

Applicants will be notified of the Bursary Committee’s decision which will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.  The Committee reserves the right to check with successful applicants on the outcome of their studies.

This grant is payable for one year only per application.  Rural Women New Zealand must be notified immediately if the successful applicant withdraws before completing their full year of study, as proportional refund of the bursary payment will be required.  

Reports on the applicant’s progress throughout the academic year would be gratefully received by Rural Women New Zealand. 

To apply:

Please fill in this form and send to: enquiries@ruralwomennz.nz along with any supporting documents. 

Applications can also be posted to: 

Rural Women New Zealand – Attn: Bursary Convenor

Level 5, Technology One House, 86 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011
PO Box 12-021, Thorndon,
Wellington 6144

Audrey Reid Grant

The Audrey Reid grant is available to applicants aged 25 years and over, who seek to extend their education or training in areas of study that will be of benefit rural communities.  This includes subjects such as midwifery, agriculture and horticulture. A one-off grant of up to $600 will be awarded to the successful applicant. Applications close on the 30th of October each year. 

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Eligibility Criteria:

Open to NZ citizens. 
Any person 25 years of age and over may apply. 
Course of study must be of benefit to rural communities
Study must be undertaken at an approved tertiary institution.  Any long- or short-course of study is eligible. 
 

Applications Close: 30th October. 

Value: Up to $600

Applicants should indicate the benefit of their study to their rural community, as well as to their personal development.

Applications will be considered by the Rural Women New Zealand Bursary Committee, which is appointed by the National Board of Rural Women New Zealand.  Applications will be acknowledged by the National Office upon receipt.  Applications will be treated as confidential and are subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act.

Applicants will be notified of the Bursary Committee’s decision which will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.  The Committee reserves the right to check with successful applicants on the outcome of their studies.  

This grant is payable for one year only per application.  Rural Women New Zealand must be notified immediately if the successful applicant withdraws before completing their full year of study, as proportional refund of the bursary payment will be required.

Reports on the applicant’s progress throughout the academic year would be gratefully received by Rural Women New Zealand. 

To apply: 

Please fill in this form and send to: enquiries@ruralwomennz.nz along with any supporting documents. 

Applications can also be posted to: 

Rural Women New Zealand – Attn: Bursary Convenor

Level 5, Technology One House, 86 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011
PO Box 12-021, Thorndon,
Wellington 6144

Diamond Jubilee Agricultural Tertiary Bursary

The Diamond Jubilee Agricultural Tertiary Bursary is a one-off, one-year bursary available to students undertaking a full-time course of at least one year in an agricultural subject. This includes related studies such as horticulture, veterinary, bee keeping, aqua farming and viticulture. This Bursary is payable for one year only and a grant of $1,000 will be awarded. Applications close on the 1st of March.

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Eligibility criteria: 


Open to NZ citizens. 
Available for students enrolled in a full-time course for at least one year.
Courses must be in an agriculture-related area of study.
Applications close: 1st March

Value: $1000 for one year 

Applications must include:

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.
A copy of the previous years’ study results or the last school report (if within three years), or an academic reference.
 

 

Applications will be considered by the Rural Women New Zealand Bursary Committee, which is appointed by the National Board of Rural Women New Zealand.  Applications will be acknowledged by the National Office upon receipt.  Applications will be treated as confidential and are subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act.

Applicants will be notified of the Bursary Committee’s decision which will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.  

This grant is payable for one year only per application.  Rural Women New Zealand must be notified immediately if the successful applicant withdraws before completing their full year of study, as proportional refund of the bursary payment will be required.

Reports on the applicant’s progress throughout the academic year would be gratefully received by Rural Women New Zealand. 

To apply: 

Please fill in this form and send to: enquiries@ruralwomennz.nz along with any supporting documents. 

Applications can also be posted to: 

Rural Women New Zealand – Attn: Bursary Convenor

Level 5, Technology One House, 86 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011
PO Box 12-021, Thorndon,
Wellington 6144