Perrin Ag Scholarships

The 2017 Perrin Ag Scholarship Winners

We were impressed by the number of applications we received this year and the calibre of the applicants. Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Perrin Ag Scholarship, Emma Rauhala & Braydon Schroder.

Emma & Braydon

 

Emma Rauhala

Emma Rauhala

Perrin Ag Director, Duncan Walker presenting Emma Rauhala the 2017 Scholarship Certificate

Emma is currently in her 3rd year at Massey University studying towards a Bachelor of Agriscience. The Perrin Ag Directors were impressed by Emma's academic excellence. Emma has a strong interest in plants and soils and hopes to pursue a career in Agronomy after graduation at Massey University.

Braydon Schroder

Braydon Schroder

Perrin Ag Managing Director, Lee Matheson presenting Braydon Schroder the Scholarship Certificate

Braydon is in his 3rd year at Lincoln University studying towards a Bachelor of Agricultural Science. Braydon plans to complete an honors year to develop a greater understanding in animal nutrition, farm management and farm systems. Later this year he will study abroad in Canada. After graduation Braydon wishes to pursue a career in farm consultancy.

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Danielle Scott & Samuel Tipping both received the 2016 Perrin Ag Consultants Scholarship.

To help encourage young people to consider a challenging and rewarding career in agriculture and to put something back into the community, Perrin Ag offers two scholarships each year of up to $3,000 each.  One scholarship is for a promising individual wishing to study agricultural or related science at undergraduate or Honours level at either Lincoln or Massey Universities.  The other scholarship, which has been offered since 2007, is for a promising individual with whakapapa to one of the Incorporations, Companies or Trusts for whom Perrin Ag supervise farming operations, to commence or continue agricultural or related science at undergraduate or Honours level at either Lincoln or Massey Universities.

Perrin Ag Consultants are committed to encouraging young people into the agriculture sector, in particular the professional area, recognising that the agricultural industry, like any industry needs new ideas, energy and enthusiasm for long term success.

 

Perrin Ag Consultants offers two annual scholarships of up to $3,000 each.

One is for a promising individual wishing to study agricultural or related science at undergraduate or Honors level at either Lincoln or Massey Universities.  Click here to download the application form.  To apply please email the completed application for to office@perrinag.net.nz.
The other is for a promising individual with whakapapa to one of the Incorporations, Companies or Trusts for whom Perrin Ag supervises farming operations, to commence or continue agricultural or related science at undergraduate or Honours level at either Lincoln or Massey Universities.

PERRIN AG CONSULTANTS SCHOLARSHIP - WHAKAPAPA

 

Perrin Ag Consultants Ltd is a farm management consultancy firm based in Rotorua with historical and current involvement with the development and operation of numerous Maori agricultural businesses in the wider Rotorua district.  Perrin Ag Consultants Ltd wish to offer an annual scholarship of up to $3,000 for a promising individual with whakapapa to one of the Incorporations, Companies or Trusts for whom Perrin Ag supervises farming operations.  To enable the recipient to commence or continue agricultural or related science at undergraduate or Honours level at either Lincoln or Massey Universities.

 

Applicable Maori organisations are as follows:

Kapenga M Trust

Kokako Trust

Pukahukiwi Kaokaoroa Inc

Taheke 8C Inc.

Te Karangi A2 Trust

Rotoiti 15 Trust (via Otukawa Whenua Ltd)

Ngati Whakaue Tribal Lands Inc

Ngati Makino Farm Trust (via Otamarakau Farm Ltd)

Waipupumahana C

 

In order for shareholders or their descendants to be considered for the scholarship, the Maori organisations must have farm properties actively supervised or managed by Perrin Ag Consultants Ltd for at least two years, including the year of application.

 

Eligibility

 

To apply, the applicant must:

 

  • Satisfactorily prove to be a Shareholder, son, daughter or grandchild of a shareholder of one of the above listed entities
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or Honors degree in the field of agricultural, horticultural or related sciences at either Lincoln or Massey Universities or be enrolled in technical agricultural training at a recognised agricultural training facility
  • Provide evidence of course costs for the upcoming academic year.
  • Complete an application form by 30 March and email it to Perrin Ag Consultants (office@perrinag.net.nz) or mail to Perrin Ag, PO Box 596, Rotorua 3040

Award of the scholarship will be based around each applicant's:

 

  • Academic performance
  • Need for financial assistance
  • Passion for the agricultural industry
  • Values and personal character
  • Commitment to Trust/Incorporation or hapu

 

The successful applicant will have their course fees up to the value of $3,000 funded by Perrin Ag Consultants Ltd for the relevant academic year. Work may be able to be organised by PAC for the successful candidate during holiday or summer breaks.

 

Eligible applicants will be considered by a selection panel, comprising two Directors of Perrin Ag Consultants Ltd and two representatives of the relevant Maori organisations, who will then make their recommendation to the full Board of Perrin Ag Consultants Ltd.

 

Applications close 31 March of each year, with the successful applicant announced by 30 April.  Scholarship monies for undergraduate study will be paid in two installments, half upon award and the balance on the successful completion of the year's study.  For technical studies, scholarship monies will be paid in full upon the successful completion of the course.

The successful applicant invited to attend an award evening in Rotorua to be held in mid-June.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

  • Successful applicants are not eligible for consideration in latter years.
  • The awarding of the scholarship is entirely at the discretion of the Directors of Perrin Ag Consultants, taking into account the recommendation of the Panel.  No correspondence will be entered into.
  • The panel respects the confidential nature of all information provided by applicants.

 

BACKGROUND TO THE SCHOLARSHIP

 

For over thirty years, John Perrin has had an ongoing association with numerous Maori Companies, Incorporations and Trusts involved with the business of farming in the wider Rotorua district.  This association, primarily through the development, management and sustainable operation of Maori farm businesses, is continued by Perrin Ag Consultants Ltd today.  Recognising that the education and development of potential leaders is a key priority for these organisations, Perrin Ag Consultants were instrumental in the initial development of the Te Arawa Future Farming Trust Cadet Scheme in 2005.  Following on from this, the Principals of the company also wanted to honour the trust and support that those businesses continue to show Perrin Ag.  As a result, in 2007 Perrin Ag Consultants Ltd decided to offer a scholarship each year up to the value of $3,000 to a promising individual with whakapapa to one of those organisations who wished to commence or continue undergraduate or Honors level study in agricultural or horticultural science at either Lincoln or Massey Universities.  It is hoped that the provision of this scholarship will contribute to the ongoing success and development of these organisations by helping develop the agricultural leaders, experts and professionals that are needed at all levels to ensure the profitable and sustainable management of their lands.

 

KOKT Ahuwhenua Trophy

Perrin Ag Consultants' Directors John Perrin & Trudy Laan with the Trustees & staff of the Kokako Trust after being awarded Runner Up in the 2003 Ahuwhenua Trophy.

Ahuwhenua KAPM 2012

The Ahuwhenua Dairy 2012 winners, Kapenga M Trust with Perrin Ag Director Lee Matheson.

 

SELECTION PANEL

 

The selection panel comprises two Directors of Perrin Ag Consultants Ltd and two representatives from the relevant Maori organisations.  The appointment of the Maori representatives will be determined by the directors of Perrin Ag Consultants Ltd.

Click here to download the Whakapapa application form in PDF form

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