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EWC Scholarships

The Eastland Wood Council has two scholarships of $1500 each year, for:

  • A student enrolled in full time relevant industry tertiary study; or
  • An employee within the industry who aspires to further training; to improve their skills, knowledge and value to the employer.

Scholarship Criteria

  • The qualification and industry pathway
  • Academic achievement
  • The benefit to the individual and the industry
  • Character and leadership potential
  • Potential to contribute to the forestry industry in the Eastland region

Applications have now closed for 2019.

Recipients will be presented with their scholarship at the Annual Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards on the 17th May 2019.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed. You may be required to attend an interview. Recipients will then be presented with their scholarship.


Scholarship Regulations

  • Eastland Wood Council is not obliged to offer a scholarship if, in any year, there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The recipient of the scholarship will, if required, take part in publicity activities as required by the Eastland Wood Council. These are usually restricted to photo opportunity on the announcement of the scholarship award.
  • Eastland Wood Council may vary these regulations at any time.


Please note: There is an expectation to provide a written report at the end of your 12 month period to the Eastland Wood Council outlining your progress. You will be contacted regarding this in due course.


NZIF Foundation Awards & Scholarships

Applications are invited for the awards and scholarships offered by the NZIF Foundation for 2019.  The total value of awards offered is $39,500.

The awards open for application are:

  • Two Future Forest Scholarships for post graduate research of up to $10,000 each
  • The New Zealand Redwood Company Scholarship of $5,000 for an undergraduate scholarship at the University of Canterbury School Forestry
  • Chavasse Travel Award of up to $3,500 to assist a mid-career person to travel overseas or to bring an overseas person to NZ
  • Jon Dey memorial award of up to $3,500 to assist research projects in the areas of work study or new technology aimed at improving forest engineering and harvest productivity
  • Otago Southland Award of up to $3,000 to assist a project of relevance to forestry in the Otago/Southland region
  • Mary Sutherland Scholarship of $1,000 for a polytechnic student
  • University Undergraduate Scholarship of $1,000
  • Frank Hutchinson Postgraduate scholarship of $1,000
  • Student poster prizes at NZIF Conference (1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes of $800, $500 and $200)


Applications are now open.  Further details on the Foundation web page available through, (link on lower right hand side of page).

Applications must be received by the Foundation administrator ( no later than 5pm on Tuesday 17th July 2019.  The awards will be announced at the Awards Dinner of the joint conference of the NZ Institute of Forestry and Institute of Foresters of Australia being held in Christchurch from 25th to 28th August 2019.  For details of the conference see

Enquires to the Foundation chair or phone +64 274 733 262.

About the Foundation

The NZIF Foundation was established in 2011 by the NZ Institute of Forestry to advance education in relation to forestry.  This includes encouraging and supporting forestry related research, education and training through the provision of grants, scholarships and prizes; promoting the acquisition, development and dissemination of forestry related knowledge and information and other activities that do not conflict with the charitable purpose.  For the purposes of these awards, forestry is broadly defined to include all those activities involved in the management and use of forests and their products, the objects of which are the production of wood or other forest benefits and the maintenance of the environment in its most beneficial form.  All forests in New Zealand, whatever their purpose, are encompassed in the definition.

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