About the L.A. Alexander Scholarships.

Who is eligible?

Tertiary Scholarship

Available to students studying education in any of the fields of agriculture, horticulture and other courses related to the broader agricultural sector. Find out more about this scholarship

Postgraduate Scholarship

Available to students who have completed a degree and intend to pursue further post graduate study. Priority will be given to students born, educated or working in the Taranaki/Waverley area. Find out more about this scholarship

Teaching Scholarship

Financial assistance to graduates who have demonstrated commitment, and wish to enter a career in secondary teaching in agriculture/horticulture. Preference will be given to those who intend to teach in the Taranaki sector. Find out more about this Scholarship

PrimaryITO Scholarship

Financial assistance available to PrimaryITO students who undertake their course of study within the Taranaki/Waverley region. Financial assistance is given on the completion of the course. Find out more about this scholarship

Stan Florence Scholarship

Financial assistance to those already serving in a management position in agricultural, horticultural or pastoral industries in Taranaki, and wishing to attend a course of study. Find out more about this scholarship

 What type of course must I be applying for, or am currently completing to be eligible to apply?

Any tertiary course related to the broader agricultural sector, such as agriculture, horticulture, forestry, commerce, environmental management, veterinary science, veterinary nursing, viticulture and food technology.


Am I able to apply for a Grant if I am already studying at tertiary level?

Yes, if you are currently studying an agriculture related course at tertiary level you may apply for a scholarship.


When can I apply?

The opening date for application is 30th November each year prior to year of study.


What is the closing application date?

The closing date for application is 28th February each year for the current year of study.


What sort of financial assistance does the L.A. Alexander Trust provide?


  • Tertiary Students may be granted up to 50% of course fees for any given year.
  • There is also a John McIntyre Memorial Scholarship of up to $10,000, which may be awarded annually to a student selected from the applicants at the discretion of the Trustees.
  • Graduates entering a career in secondary teaching looking to complete an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in subjects relating to teaching agriculture/horticulture may be eligible for the teaching Scholarship. This Scholarship has a value of up to $5,000 per annum.
  • PrimaryITO students may be granted a Scholarship upon written confirmation that said student has completed their course of study for that respective year.
  • The Stan Florence Scholarship can be awarded up to $5,000.


What do I need to complete my application?

You must have proof that you were born, educated or currently being educated in the Taranaki/Waverly region. If you have had a Bursary from the Trust before, then this is not required.

To apply you will need to get some documentation in order. This includes:

  • A certified copy of documentation to support your eligibility: A birth certificate or a school report/reference as proof that you were Born or educated or currently educated in the Taranaki/Waverly region. This is not required if you have previously made an application.
  • A letter of intent: Include details of your course of study, why you have chosen this, and any other relevant information in support of your application.
  • A certified copy of your previous year’s courses/subjects showing the results you achieved.
  • A certified copy of documentation showing the course(s) you will be studying during the year.
  • A confirmation of enrolment from your current education provider.

Ensure that you check the requirements for each specific application for as these do vary. Details can be found at the start of each application form.


How do I ‘certify’ my documents?

Each photocopy and/or computer printout used as a supporting document must be certified as a true copy by a Justice of the Peace or a School Principal.


How do I submit my application?

Applications should, where possible, be submitted online by following the links below. Please note scholarships can be held in concurrent with others.