Study Scholarships

Are you looking for ways to help cut the cost of university study?

There are more than 250 scholarships available for students to study agriculture or ag-related courses. The value of those scholarships exceeds $3 million.

The scholarships are closing all the time, so be prepared and get your application in early.

Apply even if you don’t fit the scholarship criteria because if you’re the only applicant you could still be successful.

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NZ Young Farmers Study Scholarships

New Zealand Young Farmers awards two University cash scholarships worth $1,500.00 and one Polytechnic cash scholarship worth $750.00 every study year.

The applications must be from students who are New Zealand Young Farmers Members studying agriculture or agriculturally related topics at Universities or Polytechnics.

This scholarship is provided by the Young Farmers World Congress Charitable Trust which was formed in 1969 to distribute the revenue produced from the investment of profits from the World Congress of Young Farmers held in Christchurch in 1965.

Scholarship applications open October 2021 

Click here to download the application form 

Lincoln University

Lincoln University Scholarships

The Lincoln University Young Farmer Contest Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students who wish to undertake the Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme at Lincoln University and who have competed in a District or Regional Final of the ANZ Young Farmer Contest.

Up to two scholarships to the value of $4000 each are offered annually.

Application forms are available from the Lincoln University website
Applications close 31 July.

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DairyNZ Scholarships

Dairy NZ has a number of scholarships available for study at Massey and Lincoln University. For more information head to their website by clicking here.

DairyNZ have an experienced education facilitator who administrates the DairyNZ Scholarships who can answer your questions:

Bill Barwood



Each year, DairyNZ offers up to five opportunities for motivated graduates to join DairyNZ as science interns. A structured programme is in place which allows interns to experience different areas of work within DairyNZ. You will get to experience dairy science - literally - from the grass roots up. To find out more click here.


Beef + Lamb New Zealand Scholarships

Beef + Lamb New Zealand offers a range of undergraduate scholarships to support people undertaking qualifications that allow them to pursue a career in the sheep and beef industries. The scholarships are a tangible expression of the confidence the industry has in its long-term future and reflect the need for well qualified people to carry it to new levels of performance built on innovation, productivity and top class management skills.

    Available for one year and pays full formal annual tuition fees (maximum of $4,000) 
    Available for up to four years and pays full formal annual tuition fees (maximum of $5,000) 
To find out more click here


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Westland Milk Products
Start-Up Scholarship

Westland Milk Products is proud to announce the introduction of a new scholarship fund that recognises the hardships faced by many families in both the West Coast and Canterbury communities as a result of the recent disastrous events.

Westland Milk Products also recognises the value in continuing education beyond school and developing a skilled and trained community workforce while at the same time preparing young people to be able to provide a positive contribution to society. To this end Westland Milk Products wishes to ‘Start-Up’  this process by providing a one off payment that is intended to assist in removing barriers from participation and encouraging young people to get involved in some form of tertiary learning and development. 

Click here for more information and to find out if you're eligible.

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Rural Women New Zealand Taratahi Scholarship

Commencing in 1990 Wairarapa Provincial Rural Women New Zealand made funds available to assist students to complete their training at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre through the provision of student scholarships


  • Must be enrolled in and attending the one year Certificate in Agriculture course at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre
  • January or July intake student
  • Selection criteria to be based on merit and future promise with a realistic commitment to work in the agricultural industry
  • Must be available to attend a Rural Women NZ meeting and formally introduce themselves
  • Preference given to students from the Wairarapa region if all other criteria are equal

Application details:

  • Applications close off date 27TH September
  • Answer all questions on this application form, remembering that all information is confidential to the selection panel only
  • Should your application be successful in reaching the interview stage you will be required to attend an interview at: Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, Cornwall Rd, Masterton.

Click here for more information and an application form.

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 Ravensdown Hugh Williams Scholarship

To commemorate the service and dedication of  Hugh Williams, who died in a farm accident on 19 May 2000, Ravensdown and  the Williams family have established a memorial scholarship. One scholarship will be awarded per year and the successful applicant will receive $5000 for each year of study. In addition the recipient will be offered the opportunity of paid holiday work at Ravensdown.

This scholarship is intended to encourage undergraduate study in an agricultural or horticultural degree and will be open to the sons or daughters of Ravensdown shareholders who are intending to undertake full time undergraduate study at either Lincoln or Massey University. 

Click here for more information and an application form.


NZ National Agricultural Fieldays Sir Don Llewellyn Scholarship 2013

The NZ Agricultural Fieldays Sir Don Llewellyn Scholarship was established by the New Zealand National Fieldays Society. The Scholarship was founded to assist students to undertake research, at the University of Waikato, with a specific focus on the agricultural sector.

The University of Waikato has a long-standing association with the National Agricultural Fieldays; it was the University’s founding Vice-Chancellor Sir Don Llewellyn who helped establish this iconic event in the 1960s. As the key tertiary institution in the Waikato region – New Zealand’s agricultural heartland – the University has been a strategic partner with Fieldays since 2007, with research strengths in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems, agribusiness, and other areas adding value to land-based industries.

Click here for more information about this scholarship