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Forestry Scholarships

Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau

This is an amazing opportunity for six students, they could be Year 13 students now and thinking of going to university next year, or they could be people currently working in the industry, wanting to further their education and develop their careers.

We're offering six scholarships for the 2020 academic year for qualifying Māori and female students enrolling in the Bachelor of Forestry Science or Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Forest Engineering at the University of Canterbury.

Technology and science are changing the way we do things in the forestry sector. We need people who can work with robotics, help develop new forestry products and processes, and take them to the market.  

With the One Billion Trees programme a key focus for this Government, we need to ensure that our young men and women in forestry have the right skills for today and tomorrow.

The Forestry Scholarships - Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau - aim to grow the capability of the forestry sector and increase the number of women and Māori in the industry.

Successful winners will get:

  • $8,000 a year for 4 years (the length of the degree) to help with tuition fees and living costs, and
  • a paid internship with Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) or another forestry employer.


Applications are open now until 15 August 2019.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.mpi.govt.nz/forestryscholarships