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 ($5,000 per person) to anyone who is completing or has completed at least one year of tertiary study and is aspiring to a career in the horticulture industry, particularly kiwifruit.

Closing Date

30 September

Selection Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Have passed NCEA Level 3 with merit or excellence
  • Achieve an academic grade average of B+ or higher in the previous year/semester of their course
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or a New Zealand permanent resident
  • 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