Yvonne A M Smith Charitable Trust Scholarship

Yvonne Smith’s goal in setting up a scholarship in 1999 was to foster the education of the next generation of women leaders. 


The trust that funds the scholarship was established by Mrs Yvonne A M Smith for the advancement of the education of women graduates who wish to embark upon master's or doctoral studies, with preference being given to the subject areas of political studies, economics, business and law.

Closing date

14 January


A pool of $60,000 is available


  • New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

Selection Criteria

Preference is given to:

  • The subject areas of Political Studies, Economics, Business or Law.
  • Applicants who demonstrate potential for leadership, as well as potential to make a significant contribution to New Zealand.