Applicants will need to indicate the benefit of their study to the wider community as well as to their personal development. Preference will be given to applicants who live in smaller centres or rural areas. The course to be undertaken must be offered by a recognised education provider.
The Education Fund is a one-off grant of up to $500 available to people aged 25 years and over who wish to further their skills, training or education.
- Open to NZ citizens.
- Any person 25 years of age and over may apply.
- Short- or long-term courses undertaken with a recognized education provider will be considered.
- Prefer this will be given to applicants who live in smaller centers or rural areas.
Application must include:
- A character reference from a responsible officer of a Rural Women New Zealand Branch outlining the circumstances of the family and the need for assistance with the applicant’s education.
- A character reference from another responsible citizen to whom the applicant is known.
- Proof of enrollment in the chosen course of study.
- An outline of how the applicant’s study will be of benefit to the wider community as well as to their personal development.
Applications will be considered by the Rural Women New Zealand Bursary Committee, which is appointed by the National Board of Rural Women New Zealand. Applications will be acknowledged by the National Office upon receipt. Applications will be treated as confidential and are subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act.
Applicants will be notified of the Bursary Committee’s decision which will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into. The Committee reserves the right to check with successful applicants on the outcome of their studies. This grant is payable for one year only per application.
For more information, visit https://ruralwomennz.nz/education-grants/