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Kiley Tertiary Scholarships 2019

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 5:00PM 2 September 2019 (NZST).

Kiley Family Memorial Trust

2019 Tertiary Scholarships 

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

Applicants should carefully consider the criteria which may be varied from time to time.

The Kiley Family Memorial Trust was established in 2000 by brothers, Peter and John Kiley. Revenue from the Kiley Family Trust owned farms in Taranaki fund the Kiley Family Memorial Trust Scholarships to help young people who are facing challenges in their education, be it financial or otherwise.

Who is eligible: Students in their final year of Secondary education that are New Zealand born or hold a New Zealand Citizenship.  Preference is given to students from less well-off backgrounds who meet the following criteria (in order of priority).

  • Wish to attend a boarding school or tertiary institution away from home
  • Have included agriculture in their field of study
  • Desire ultimately to take up a career in farming, farm management or an agriculture-based industry
  • Intend to enrol, or have enrolled, at St Patrick's College, Silverstream (preferably) or at any other Catholic Boarding School
  • Live in the Taranaki/Wanganui area
  • Have an interest in the care of horses
  • Are actively involved in sport.

Special consideration will be given to students who have shown a high level of academic achievement and who through personal or family circumstances would suffer financial hardship by undertaking tertiary education in the field of Agriculture.

How much funding is available:  A number of Scholarships will be awarded for an indicative amount of up to $3,000 per annum and may be awarded over a period of three years.

What can the Scholarship be used for: Scholarships can be applied towards your Student Loan, Tertiary Fees (including course fees and Halls of Residence fees) or other expenses relating to your study (including Laptop, Stationary, travel expenses etc.. ). It is the preference of the Trustee to have payments made to a provider rather than an individual.

The Scholarship cannot be used towards the purchase of a car or cell phone.

How to apply: Complete the application form via Public Trust online Granting System ‘Smarty Grants’. A full application will require you to fill in the form and upload the required documents this includes providing Academic Details, Proposed course of study, Financial Information, Supporting Documents.You can save the form as you go and log back in at any time to complete and submit before 5pm on the 2nd of September 2019.

Terms and Conditions: The following terms and conditions apply:

  • The course of study must be delivered by recognised Tertiary Institution and must be at least 1 year in duration
  • In most instances, payment will be made direct to the education provider on proof/confirmation of enrolment.  If you require part of the payment to allow you to purchase books, accommodation, computer or travel, this will need to be broken down and clearly shown in your application.
  • If a scholarship is awarded for more than 1 year, applicants will be required to re-apply annually for continuation of the scholarship this will be outlined to the applicant when the Scholarship is awarded.
  • The Trustee reserves the right to withhold the payment of any amounts due under the Scholarship in the event of the misconduct of any person holding the Scholarship.

The decision of the Trustee is final and no further discussion will be entertained.

Important dates

  • Applications are open from 9am on the 1st of August 2019 to 5pm on the 2nd of September 2019.
  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome at their Senior Prize Giving or by the 5th of December at the latest.

Late applications will not be accepted

Continuation Scholarships: Where a Scholarship is awarded for more than one year future years are subject annually to the Trustee for approval at the discretion of Public Trust, as Trustee and subject to satisfactory  performance by the applicant in the preceeding year.   After the first year, and in order to receive further assistance, applicants are required to request continuation of scholarship from Public Trust before 31 January each year. This request must include:

(a) A brief review of the previous year,

(b) An outline of the intended study for the year ahead and

(c) Provide a brief update of current financial circumstances

(d) How you wish your Scholarship to be applied

(e) Previous year’s examination results and confirmation of re-enrolment.

The Trustee reserves the right to:

  • Change the value of the award and continuation of the award.
  • Withhold the payment of any amounts due under the Scholarship in the event of unsatisfactory examination results, change in course of study or financial position or the misconduct of any person holding the Scholarship.

If you do not apply for a continuation before the 31st of January your Scholarship and future years Scholarships will be considered lapsed. Please note late continuation requests will not be accepted.

Contact us: Any questions should be directed to Public Trust either by emailing us at or calling us on 0800 371 471.

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

Step 1: Determine eligibility

  • Please ensure you have read the Trust’s criteria
  • If you are unsure if you are eligible to apply please contact us 

Step 2: Register or login to apply online

  • First time users will need to register.

Note: Please store your login details in a safe place for future reference.

  • Once registered, you can login to the system and start your application.

Step 3: Complete your Application

  • The application is best viewed/completed on a non-mobile device.
  • Complete all of the required questions – mandatory questions are marked with an *
  • Attach all required supporting documents.

Note: Our preferred format for attachments is PDF, Excel, Word or JPG.  Supporting materials cannot exceed 25MB in size, as files exceeding this will not upload.

Hint: Save your work regularly so it is not lost if you time out or lose your connection.

You can save your application at any stage and return to it later. Make sure the spell checker is switched on in your browser to prevent spelling errors.

Step 4: Review and submit your Application

  • When you are satisfied with your application press the review button to ensure that all required sections of the application have been completed (you must do this before the submit button is enabled).
  • Submit your application.

  Note: Once you have submitted your application no further editing or uploading of supporting documents is possible.

Step 5: What happens next?

  • You will receive an automated email confirming your submission with a copy of your application attached and information about how/when your Application will be assessed.  This will be sent to the email you used to register. 

If you do not receive a confirmation email then your Application has not been successfully submitted (don’t forget to check your spam email folder when looking for the email).

  • We will contact you if we require any further information to consider your Application.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

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