Zespri Scholarships

Zespri Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students with a particular interest in horticulture who are pursuing their second year of tertiary study.


A maximum of two scholarships will be awarded each year to the value of $10,000 each ($5000 per person per year).

Closing Date

15 October

Selection Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Achieve an academic grade average of B+ or higher in the previous year of their course
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or a New Zealand permanent resident
  • Have registered in full-time tertiary study at a New Zealand university (or such other course approved in advance by Zespri) by 31 March in the year of the award
  • Provide examples of how tertiary study will support the development of the New Zealand horticulture industry
  • Demonstrate potential leadership skills, service to the community, and/or sporting activities
  • Be willing to contribute to the promotion of the New Zealand horticulture industry (such as school visits, career days etc.), if successful.


To Apply

Email the signed and completed application form (below) to:

Attn: Libby Twiss

External Relations Advisor

Zespri International Limited

Email: [email protected]