Horticulture New Zealand Scholarships

Every year Horticulture New Zealand offers scholarships that are open to students who have a special interest in the fruit or vegetable industry and are undergoing significant industry education.

In 2021 the following scholarships are available:

$10,000 HortNZ Postgraduate Scholarship

This Scholarship is available to people undertaking postgraduate study in horticulture or related fields.

$10,000 NZ Fruitgrowers' Charitable Trust Postgraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is available to people undertaking postgraduate study specifically related to the fruit industry.

$4,500 HortNZ Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarships are available to support people undertaking undergraduate study in horticulture or related fields.

The scholarship provides $3,000 (payable in two instalments) plus HortNZ Conference expenses valued at $1,500 (costs covered include registration fees, conference dinners, accommodation and travel).

For more information visit Horticulture NZ.

Closing Date

20 March

Special Selection Criteria

All scholarships are tenable for one year.

Please note that these scholarships do not cover Wine, Arable or Amenity Industries.

Applications are reviewed by a panel in April with the selection decision advised in May.

The Selection Team will be looking for: Commitment, potential contribution to the industry, past achievements, individual approach, qualities and skills and Referees' comments.


  • Available to New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident Students