Financial Assistance for Tertiary Students

If you are looking to begin or are currently undergoing a tertiary education, you may be eligible to apply for financial assistance through the L.A. Alexander Agricultural College Trust. The L.A. Alexander Scholarships are available to students studying subjects relating to our primary industries, including agriculture, horticulture and veterinary programmes.

This Scholarship provides a Grant to upcoming, and current tertiary students who meet the criteria below. The grant may be up to 50% of course fees, also students with Government funded course fees may apply to assist with other expenses for any given year. Tertiary students with Government funded course fees may apply for grants to assist with other expenses. Students can apply for a Scholarship in each year of study. The John McIntyre Memorial Scholarship of up to $10,000 and The Kathleen Corlett Memorial Scholarship of up to $1,000 may also be awarded annually to a student selected from among the applicants, at the discretion of the Trustees.



The Trustees may grant financial assistance to tertiary students who were born, educated or are being educated in the Taranaki/Waverley area, to enable them to undergo tertiary education in all, or any, of the fields of agriculture, horticulture, forestry and all types and purposes of farming and related fields. Scholarships can be held in concurrent with others.


Applications Close

Closing date for applications is 28th February each year. The Trustees’ decision on the granting of Bursaries and Scholarships is final.


How to Apply

Applications can now be completed online. Please ensure you have prepared the following certified supporting documentation to submit your online application:

  • Certified copy of documentation to support your eligibility for this Bursary: Either a birth certificate or a school report/reference as proof that you were either born or educated in the Taranaki/Waverley region. This is not required if you have received a previous Bursary from the Trust.
  • Letter of intent: Include details of your course of study, why you have chosen this, and any other relevant information in support your application.
  • Certified copy of your previous year’s courses/subjects showing results achieved.
  • Certified copy of documentation showing the course(s) you will be studying during the year.
  • Confirmation of enrolment from your current education provider.