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.

The Critera

The Trustees may grant financial assistance to tertiary students who were born, educated or are being educated in the Taranaki 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.

How to Apply

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 Scholarship: Either a birth certificate or a school report/reference as proof that you were either born or educated in the Taranaki region. This is not required if you have received a previous Scholarship 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.
    • documentation showing the course(s) you will be studying during the year.

  • Confirmation of enrolment from your current education provider

A supporting document must be certified as a true copy by a Justice of the Peace or a School Principal.

Applications Close

Closing date for applications is 28th February each year. The Trustees’ decision on the granting the scholarships is final.

Up to $10,000

The John McIntyre Memorial Scholarship

Up to $1,000

The Kathleen Corlett Memorial Scholarship

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This Scholarship provides a Grant to upcoming, and current tertiary students who meet the criteria. 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.

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