Teaching Scholarship

The L.A. Alexander Agricultural College Trust Board wishes to encourage agriculture/horticulture graduates to enter a career in secondary teaching

The Critera

  • The L.A. Alexander Agricultural Teaching Scholarship value shall be determined by the Trust and will be open to graduates who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and have completed an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Degree in agriculture/horticulture or related subjects and wish to proceed to a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary).

  • The Scholarship shall be awarded annually by the L.A. Alexander Agricultural College Trust Board. Selection will be made by the Board from a ranked list of applications provided by the Trust’s Scholarships Committee.

  • Selection will be based on academic achievement and demonstrated commitment of the candidate to a career in secondary teaching in agriculture/horticulture (in its broadest sense). Preference will be given to candidates who aim to teach in Taranaki.

How to Apply

Please ensure you have prepared the following certified supporting documentation to submit your online application:

  • Letter of intent: Include details of your course of study, why you have chosen this, and any other relevant information (i.e. work history) in support of your application.

  • Certified copies of:
    • your previous year’s courses/subjects showing results achieved.
    • documentation to support your eligibility for this scholarship: Either a birth certificate or proof that you were either born, educated or work in the Taranaki region. This is not required if you have received a previous scholarship from the Trust.

  • Letter of commendation from your supervisor with details of the proposed course and funding sources.

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 scholarships is final.

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