Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship has been established to help women attain further qualifications to advance their careers in business, the professions or the arts.

Available to mature women who are studying for a qualification to enter or re-enter the workforce or to change occupation.

For more information visit BLSST.


It is a small scholarship intended only to support study, not fully fund it. The amount varies and may be distributed to more than one recipient each year, at the Trustees’ discretion. 

Closing Date

1 September

Special Selection Criteria

Preference given to those with a proven record of academic achievement and have commenced a course of study, or are near completion. The scholarship is restricted to students who are New Zealand citizens.


  • For Woman only