Bashford-Nicholls Trust Scholarships

Scholarship applications open on Monday 10 October for those studying or planning to study agriculture or veterinary science or undertaking postgraduate research in these areas.

The Bashford-Nicholls Trust, managed by BAF, has scholarships available for tertiary (vocational or undergraduate) and postgraduate (Masters or PhD) students. 

Closing date

20 November


For tertiary students, awards range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year; for postgraduate students, they range from $13,000 to $20,000 per year.


  • New Zealand citizens or permanent residents

Selection Criteria

  • You must be attending or planning on attending a New Zealand educational institution, studying or researching agriculture or veterinary science.
  • You must be intending to take up a career in, or related to, agriculture or veterinary science or undertaking research in those fields that may also provide an economic, social or environmental improvement or benefit to the province of Taranaki.
  • See the Bashford-Nicholls website for more details. 

To Apply

To apply or submit results, please visit the Taranaki Scholarships Portal and select the Bashford-Nicholls Scholarship you are applying for. 

Returning students with a current scholarship only need to submit their results to uplift their next year’s award in January 2023.

For enquiries please contact; Corryn Pryce-Baxter, Programme Development Manager, The Bishops Action Foundation at