The ZESPRI Horticulture Scholarship Programme
aims to encourage secondary school leavers to pursue a tertiary qualification and career in horticulture. Each year, we offer up to seven, one-year scholarships, valued at $3,000 each, to high-calibre secondary school students from the main kiwifruit growing regions who intend to study fulltime in a horticulture-related field at a New Zealand tertiary institute.
For more information about the ZESPRI Horticulture Scholarship Programme, click here
to read the information brochure.
Applications for the 2012/13 ZESPRI Horticulture Scholarships are now closed.
The ZESPRI Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme
is a scholarship aimed to help people with a rural background realise their potential as leaders and their ability to make a big difference to the future of the rural industry. It involves two weeks of full-time study at Lincoln University and 10 months of project work, followed by presentations and meetings with agribusiness leaders in Wellington.
ZESPRI sponsors one individual from the kiwifruit industry each year.
For more information about the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme and to download the application form, please visit the Lincoln University website: http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/krlp
ZESPRI also supports the Young Fruitgrower of the Year
award in the Bay of Plenty, an event in which contestants compete in a range of theoretical and practical activities followed by a speech and quiz.
The winner of the Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower competition receives cash prize of $1,500 and the opportunity to compete for the following prestigious national titles:
- NZ Young Fruit Grower
- Young Grower of the Year
Past winners of the Young Fruit Grower of the Year Award:
- 2012 Joel Wanhill
- 2011 Campbell Wood
- 2010 Matthew Greenbank
- 2009 Chris Anstis
- 2008 Jim Smith
- 2007 Robert Humphries
For more information visit: http://www.younggroweroftheyear.co.nz/regions/regions/bay-of-plenty/
The ZESPRI School Programme is an initiative in Europe which promotes the significant health benefits of regularly eating kiwifruit to school children and their parents. As children are the consumers of the future, the programme provides four fun ways to promote kiwifruit as an every-day fruit and encourages participation from both parents and children. Part of the programme includes a school education package which saw almost 11,000 classes reaching over 200 000 children participating in 2011.
The ZESPRI Healthfruit Award, along with prize money is awarded each year to a graduating dietician student, who has written an interesting thesis on food nutrition and health. The winning student has an opportunity to present his or her work to around 1,500 health professionals at the Brussels Conference.
ZESPRI is also proud to support a number of smaller, local sponsorships in the areas of innovation, leadership and environmental performance.