Applicants being considered for a scholarship must

  • Be engaged in farming or primary production as an owner or manager or an active member of a farming business now or in the near future. (see note below)
  • Be a New Zealand resident, i.e. hold NZ residency status
  • Ideally be between the ages of 30 yrs and 40 yrs however scholars outside of this age group have been selected if good case(26 yrs to 49 yrs)
  • Have a good knowledge and understanding of NZ Primary Industries and/or be prepared to upskill before departure
  • Have proven experience in areas of either agriculture, horticulture, forestry, viticulture, aquaculture or agribusiness
  • Commit to taking on leadership roles in the primary industries, business or rural community

Note: More recently a small number of scholars have been selected from agribusiness sector but they are expected to still be closely connected to farming through family, work, land or business ownership.

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