Scholarships and award opportunities


Scholarships and Awards

Some of our donors have chosen to make provision for scholarships through the Acorn Foundation. Below is the list of the scholarships and awards that are currently available. Click through each award for more information on how to apply.

George & Jill Butler Scholarship

George & Jill Butler Scholarship

For Year 13 students from Te Puke High School

Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction

Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction

For a writer of contemporary adult fiction.

Acorn Foundation Adult Learner Scholarship

Acorn Foundation Adult Learner Scholarship

For female students 25 years and over studying at the University of Waikato’s Tauranga campus

Acorn Foundation Beverly Perszyk Scholarship

Acorn Foundation Beverly Perszyk Scholarship

For a student who is the first in their family/whanau to undertake full-time undergraduate study at the University of Waikato in Tauranga

Acorn Foundation Kenneth Perszyk Snr. Adult Learner Scholarship

Acorn Foundation Kenneth Perszyk Snr. Adult Learner Scholarship

To financially students aged 40+ years during their study at undergraduate (or postgraduate) level at the University of Waikato Tauranga campus.

Bob & Joy Owens Scholarship

Bob & Joy Owens Scholarship

For secondary school students who have excelled, shown great work ethic, and have a desire to contribute to society

Cashmore Family Scholarship

Cashmore Family Scholarship

For a Tauranga Boys College student who is seeking to excel in his chosen field.

Christine Tustain Classical Music Award

Christine Tustain Classical Music Award

To assist in the furtherance of studies in classical music (singing or instrumental).

Christine Tustain Sports Award

Christine Tustain Sports Award

For WBOP athletes who are excelling internationally in his or her chosen sport

Dale Carnegie Youth Programme Scholarships

Dale Carnegie Youth Programme Scholarships

For Year 13 college students in the Western Bay of Plenty

Eva Trowbridge Scholarship

Eva Trowbridge Scholarship

For adult students at the University of Waikato Tauranga campus

FAME Trust

FAME Trust

Acorn is currently managing six Emerging Practitioner Awards for students of the performing arts.

Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Scholarship

Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Scholarship

For a student who is preparing for a career in creative arts

Bay of Plenty Medical Students Scholarship

Bay of Plenty Medical Students Scholarship

For a medical student who attended college in the Western BOP

Acorn Foundation Coker Classical Arts Scholarship

Acorn Foundation Coker Classical Arts Scholarship

To support a Year 13 student wanting to pursue studies in the fine arts at tertiary level

Outward Bound Scholarships to the Tangaroa Watch Course

Outward Bound Scholarships to the Tangaroa Watch Course

For 14 students in Year 12 from any of the colleges in the Western Bay of Plenty and Whakatane

Page/Acorn Engineering Scholarships

Page/Acorn Engineering Scholarships

For apprentices and employees of Tauranga engineering firms.

Robin & Anne Scoular Scholarship

Robin & Anne Scoular Scholarship

For an Otumoetai College student wishing to undertake tertiary study in New Zealand

Tauranga Girls' College Travel Award

Tauranga Girls' College Travel Award

To support Tauranga Girls' College students with travel.

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