School Leavers Scholarships

Keystone trust offers a number of Scholarships to School Leavers that are heading into tertiary education.

 

As one of the most significant scholarships available to property and construction students, they not only include financial assistance but also offer a mentoring programme and networking opportunities that are an invaluable part of your learning experience.

 

Each of these scholarships has its own criteria, please see below for information on our 2019 Scholarships.

I am a school student

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I am a tertiary student

tertiary scholarships

The Keystone Trust Study Award

The Study Award scholarships are open to all school leavers from challenging circumstances intending to study a property or construction related degree in New Zealand. The Keystone Study Award is one of the most premium scholarships available to students entering the property and construction sector.

The Award not only includes financial assistance of $5,000.00 per annum for a period of three years, but also offers mentoring and networking opportunities across all of our sponsor family. This additional support far outweighs the monetary contribution and is an invaluable part of your learning experiences. Currently eight Keystone Study Awards are presented each year to high school students moving into tertiary study.

2019 Study Award Applications are now open

ELIGIBILITY

This Scholarship is open to all schools within New Zealand and school leavers that meet the specified criteria.

Read more about the Study Award

On the 25 October 1994 the founding Trustees signed a Trust Deed to create the Graeme Bringans Property Education Trust.

Graeme was a property developer who, throughout his career, had been a strong advocate of promoting opportunities for young people in the property industry, particularly those whose family, financial or other circumstances were such that their paths might be blocked.  His dream was to establish a Trust dedicated to helping such young people find their pathways into one of the many aspects of the industry.

Graeme died suddenly on 5 February 1994 at the age of 48.  After his death his widow Binty, and a group of close friends and some professional colleagues resolved to make his dream a reality.  The founding Trustees together raised the seed capital and put in place the structures which allowed the Trust to offer scholarships to students in a wide range of disciplines.

As the Trust developed and expanded its activities, it became appropriate for us to be renamed, and in November 2003 the name “Keystone New Zealand Property Education Trust” was adopted.

The Keystone Study Award is one of the most significant study grants available to property students.  The award not only includes financial assistance of $5,000 per annum for a period of three years, but also offers mentoring and networking opportunities that are an invaluable part of your learning experience.  Currently eight Keystone Study Awards are presented each year to high school students moving into tertiary study.

Through being part of the Keystone family, you will gain exposure through work experience opportunities, events and mentoring programmes, and get to know some of the best organisations in the sector. The Study Awards are open to students intending to study a property related degree at any tertiary institution in New Zealand.

SUPPORT
A Keystone ‘buddy and wingman’ will be available to assist you with the transition from high school to university.

PASTORAL CARE
The Keystone management team will be there to support you as part of the Keystone family.

MENTORING
You will be assigned a mentor from within the property and construction industry to help guide you through your tertiary studies, and possibly beyond.

ELIGIBILITY
New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.

FACULTIES
Any tertiary faculties in New Zealand that offer qualifications in the property and construction industry.

VALUE
The Study Award value of up to $5,000.00 per annum ($2,500 per semester) (as determined by the Trustees), will be paid for each year in which the award applies and is to be used towards fees, course costs and accommodation as each term commences. The Award is available for a period of three consecutive years, and may only be extended beyond this consecutive three years period if approved by the Trust, on application.

SELECTION PANEL
In considering grants of awards the Trustees will be advised by a selection panel comprising representatives from the Keystone Trust and elected representatives.

Closing date:       24 August 2018

Application:        By form (either downloaded or electronically submitted via the Keystone Trust website)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applications must be completed by the Applicant on the prescribed form of application, and submitted by 5.00pm on 24 August 2018 to:

Postal address:  Keystone Trust, PO Box 142, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140

Courier address: Level 8, SAP Building, 151 Queen Street, Auckland 1010

Any enquiries should be made to info@keystonetrust.org.nz or call 09 375 7453.

INTERVIEW PROCESS
As part of the selection process, you may be required to attend an interview on 28 September 2018 at a place in New Zealand to be nominated by the Keystone Trust.  The Keystone Trust will arrange for any necessary air travel and airport transfers, or pay towards cost of car travel (petrol) for any short-listed applicants outside of the Auckland region.

Following interviews, the selection panel will make a recommendation to the Trustees as to the successful applicant’s), the amount and the terms and conditions of the Student Study Award.

The Trustees will have the sole and unfettered discretion to grant the Student Study Award, and will determine in their discretion the scholarship to be offered to any successful applicant, and the amount and period of each scholarship, and the terms and conditions applying to each Student Study Award.

 

Terms and Conditions

PURSUANT TO THE PRIVACY ACT 1993 THE FOLLOWING IS BROUGHT TO YOUR ATTENTION:

This Application for the Keystone Trust Student Study Award collects personal information about you.  The information collected to evaluate your application must be completed by the Applicant on the prescribed form of application (either downloaded or electronically submitted via the Keystone Trust website, and submitted to Keystone by the closing date.

The Trustees will have the sole and unfettered discretion to grant the Student Study Award, and will determine in their discretion the Student Study Award to be offered to any successful Applicant, and the amount and period of each Student Study Award, and the Terms and Conditions applying to the Student Study Award.

The intended recipient of the information is Keystone Trust.

The information is being collected and held by Keystone Trust.

The failure to provide this information prior to 24 August 2018, at which time the information you have provided will be used for consideration by the selection panel to nominate the recipient of the 2019 Student Study Award, may result in your application for this Student Study Award being declined.

You do have the rights of access to, and correction of, this information subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993.

CONDITIONS

Successful applicants will be required to accept in writing an offer by the Trustees of the grant of the award upon the following conditions and such other conditions as the Trustees shall consider to be appropriate:

a)  The Recipient must continue to meet the eligibility criteria for the award.

b)  The Recipient must not accept any other bursary, scholarship or financial assistance specifically related to the course without the approval of the Trustees providing this shall not preclude the acceptance of any scholarship or bursary awarded by examination.

c)  The Recipient must make full and continuing disclosure to the Trust of all other sponsors or sources of financial assistance in relation to his or her studies.

d)  The course of study shall not be changed after the award is made without the approval of the Trustees

e)  The Recipient must agree to make available to the Trust results of all tests and examinations which count for year-end results.

f)  The Recipient shall submit written reports on the progress of the course of study at such intervals as the Trustees shall require.

g)  The Recipient must complete his/her course of tuition without interruption. Failure to pass in any year or any decision to defer completion of the course of study or if the course of study is not completed in accordance with the conditions whether in whole or in part, the award shall be forfeited and any amounts advanced shall be refunded upon demand.

h)  All publicity associated with the grant of the award to the Recipient shall be determined by the Trust and the Recipient shall make no announcement in respect of the award without the written approval of the Trust.

i)  Recipient may be required to be present at the Awards Evening of the Trust or to make available appropriate material for presentation.

OBLIGATIONS OF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

The following guidelines outline the Trustees’ expectations of Recipients of 2019 Kiwi Property Scholarship:

a)  The Trust expects the Recipient will familiarise and have a good understanding of both the history and the objectives of the Trust to enable promotion of the Trust to others as called upon either in an official or unofficial capacity.

b)  The Recipient is to provide to the Trust upon request a short report of results and general progress by the Recipient in his or her course of study at the end of each semester.

c) The Recipient is to provide to the Trust at the end the Recipient’s course of study in each year:

  • a comprehensive summary of the Recipient’s results.
  • a personal review by the Recipient of the year, commenting on the highs and lows and any changes the Recipient is intending to implement in the next academic year (unless last year).
  • a summary of the Recipient’s goals and plans for the next year, both academic and personal (unless last year).

d)  Recipients of the Keystone Study Award are expected to act as ambassadors for the Trust and will be required to attend events organsied by the Keystone Trust throughout their time as a Keystone Student.

 

Keystone Study Award Scholarship

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Download your student Flyer and Poster here to learn more about Keystone Trust’s Study Award.

Kiwi Property Scholarship 2019

New Zealand is on the move. Diverse in cultural heritage and alive with ingenuity, our nation is constantly evolving. So too, is Kiwi Property. As a leading owner of shopping centres and office buildings in New Zealand, we’ve long recognised that ours is not an investment in bricks and mortar alone. It is an enduring investment in people too.

To be the best at what we do, we continually invest time and energy to understand the people who occupy and use our assets. Our shopping centres offer a great retail mix and exceptional social experiences, while our office buildings connect people beyond a simple place of work.

We’re committed to creating exceptional spaces that engage people through great experiences – spaces where New Zealanders can shop, work, connect, live and grow.

The success of Kiwi Property is driven by a team of more than 170 professionals who are guided by our values that promote behaviours such as leadership, excellence, approachability, empathy, trustworthiness and accountability.

As a Key Sponsorship Partner, Kiwi Property have created a scholarship to support the education, promotion and enablement of careers in the property industry for Māori and Pasifika students – with the overarching objective of supporting the increased representation of Māori and Pasifika in the property industry.

The Keystone Kiwi Property Scholarship 2019 applications are now open.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you will need to attend a school within the proximity of a Kiwi Property shopping centre.

The schools are listed below:

Sylvia Park, Auckland
  • Tamaki College
  • Otahuhu College
  • McAuley High School
  • De La Salle College
  • Onehunga High School
  • One Tree Hill College
  • Micheal Park School
  • Sacred Heart College (Auckland)
  • Westmount School
  • Glendowie College
  • King’s College
  • Pacific Advance Secondary School
  • Edgewater College
Lynnmall, Auckland
  • TKKMN o Hoani Waititi
  • Avondale College
  • Green Bay High School
  • Kelston Bay Boys High School
  • Kelston Girls College
Centre Place & The Base, Hamilton
  • Nga Taiatea Wharekura
  • Fairfield College
  • Fraser High School
  • Melville High School
  • Tai Wananga
  • Hamilton Girls High School
  • Waikato Waldorf School (Rudolf Steiner)
  • Hamilton Boys High School
  • Hillcrest High School
  • Sacred Heart Girls College (Hamilton)
  • St Johns College (Hillcrest)
  • Hamilton Christian School
  • St Pauls Collegiate
  • Rototuna Junior High School
  • Rototuna Senior High School
  • Waikatio Diocesan School for Girls
  • Te Kopuku High
The Plaza, Palmerston North
  • Mana Tamariki
  • Cornerstone Christian School
  • Longburn Adventist College
  • St Peters College (Palmerston North)
  • Awatapu College
  • Freyburg High School
  • Queen Elizabeth College
  • Palmerston North Boys High School
  • Palmerston North Girls High School
  • Manukura
Northlands, Christchurch
  • Avonside Girls High School
  • Burnside Girls High School
  • Cashmere High School
  • Christchurch Boys High School
  • Chirstchurch Girls High School
  • Haeata Community Campus
  • Hillmorton High School
  • Hornby High School
  • Linwood College
  • Middleton Grange School
  • Papanui High School
  • Riccarton High School
  • Shirley Boy’s High School
  • St Andrews College (Christchurch)
  • St Bedes College
  • St Margarets College
  • Villa Maria College
Read more about the Kiwi Property Scholarship

ELIGBILITY

  • Student of Maori or Pacific Island descent
  • Strong interest in studying property
  • Demonstrated commitment to the community
  • Academic grades showing potential for success
  • Are the first in their family to undertake tertiary studies

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you will need to attend a school within the proximity of a Kiwi Property shopping centre. The school are listed in the boxes above.

SUPPORT
A Keystone ‘buddy’ will be available to assist you with the transition from high school to university.

WORK EXPERIENCE
In the final two years of the student’s degree, you will be provided with the opportunity to gain work experience at Kiwi Property (rotating across teams/functions).

MENTORING
Kiwi Property will appoint a mentor internally to make Kiwi Property a familiar space.

PASTORAL CARE
The Keystone management team will be there to support you as part of the Keystone family.

FACULTIES

Auckland University
Bachelor of Property

Lincoln University
Bachelor of Land and Property Management

Massey University
Bachelor of Business
Valuation and Property Management

VALUE
$5,000 per annum towards course-related costs for the length of the degree (maximum of four years).

SELECTION PANEL
In considering grants of Awards, the Trustees will be advised by a selection panel comprising representatives of Trustees and representatives from Kiwi Property.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applications must be completed by the Applicant on the prescribed form of application (either downloaded or electronically submitted via the Keystone Trust website), and submitted by 5.00pm, 24 August 2018 to:

Postal address: Keystone Trust, PO Box 142, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140

Courier address: Keystone Trust, SAP Building, Level 8, 151 Queen Street, Auckland 1010

Any enquiries should be made to info@keystonetrust.org.nz or call 09 375 7453.

INTERVIEW PROCESS
The Applicant may be invited to attend an interview on 28 September 2018 with representatives from Kiwi Property and the Trust’s selection panel. The selection panel will then make a recommendation to the Trustees as to the successful applicant(s), the amount of the Scholarship and the terms and conditions of the Scholarship.

Kiwi Property and the Trustees will have the sole and unfettered discretion to grant the Scholarship and will determine in their discretion the scholarship to be offered to any successful applicant, and the amount and period of each scholarship, and the terms and conditions applying to each scholarship.

 

Kiwi Property Scholarship

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Miles Construction Scholarship 2019

Miles Construction is a Canterbury owned and operated registered Master Builder offering Build, Design, Renovation, Extension and Project Management services in Christchurch and Auckland. Miles are strongly committed to playing a role in supporting their wider community and are proud to be working with Keystone Trust as a Key Scholarship Partner and offering this Scholarship to a school leaver looking to pursue a career in the property and construction industry.

They have been operating since November 2006 and have been progressively growing their team of highly motivated and professional staff. They excel at design and building projects of every scale and type.  From small to multi-million-dollar projects; be it residential or commercial, their qualified team can guide clients through the process and meet exact needs.

Miles Construction’s approach to business is to understand their clients’ needs and always act in their interest; as a result, they have an excellent record in client satisfaction and are proud of their long-lasting relationship with their clients.

Miles Construction places a great deal of importance on professionalism, duty of care and responsibility towards its clients and is actively involved in the development of the industry through the direct involvement of its Directors with the Canterbury branch of the Registered Master Builders and New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

The Miles Construction Scholarship 2019 applications are now open.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you will need to attend a school that is listed below

School List
  • Haeata Community Campus
  • Hornby High School
  • Linwood College
  • Hillmorton High School
  • Mairehau High School
  • Avonside Girls’ High School
  • Hagley Community College
  • Riccarton HIgh School
  • Shirley Boys’ High School
Read more about the Miles Construction Scholarship

Information

The Recipient must use the award for study directly associated with the construction or property industry in New Zealand. The qualification sought should fall within a recognised major discipline such as; quantity surveying, construction management and project management.

SUPPORT
A Keystone ‘buddy’ will be available to assist you with the transition from high school to university.

ELIGIBILITY
A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.

FACULTIES
Preference will be given to students wanting to study at the below listed faculties, but students can apply if attending any tertiary faculty in New Zealand that offers qualifications in the property and construction industry:

  • The University of Canterbury
  • Lincoln University
  • Ara (Institute of Canterbury)

VALUE
Two scholarships may be awarded by Miles Construction (one in Christchurch and one in Auckland) up to the value of $5,000.00 per annum ($2,500 per semester) (as determined by the Trustees), will be paid for each year in which the award applies and is to be used towards fees, course costs and accommodation as each term commences. The scholarship is available for two semesters as determined by the Trustees and the Miles Construction.

SELECTION PANEL
In considering grants of awards the Trustees will be advised by a selection panel comprising representatives of Keystone Trust and representatives from Miles Construction.

Closing date: 24 August 2018

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applications must be completed by the Applicant on the prescribed form of application (either downloaded or electronically submitted via the Keystone Trust website), and submitted by 5.00pm, 24 August 2018 to:

Postal address:  Keystone Trust, PO Box 142, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140

Courier address: Keystone Trust, SAP Building, Level 8, 151 Queen Street, Auckland 1010

Any enquiries should be made to info@keystonetrust.org.nz or call 09 375 7453.

INTERVIEW PROCESS
The Applicant may be invited to attend an interview with the selection panel at a time and place in New Zealand to be nominated by the Keystone Trust. The selection panel will then make a recommendation to the Trustees as to the successful applicant(s), the amount of the Scholarship and the Terms and Conditions of the Scholarship.

Miles Construction and the Trustees will have the sole and unfettered discretion to grant the Scholarship, and will determine in their discretion the scholarship to be offered to any successful applicant, and the amount and period of each scholarship, and the terms and conditions applying to each scholarship.

 

Terms and Conditions

PURSUANT TO THE PRIVACY ACT 1993 THE FOLLOWING IS BROUGHT TO YOUR ATTENTION:

This Application – Keystone Trust/Miles Construction Scholarship collects personal information about you.  The information collected to evaluate your application must be completed by the Applicant on the prescribed form of application (either downloaded or electronically submitted via the Keystone Trust website, and submitted to Keystone by the closing date.

The Applicant may be invited to attend an interview with the selection panel comprising representatives of Trustees and representatives from Miles Construction. The selection panel will then make a recommendation to the Trustees as to the successful applicant’s), the amount of the Scholarship and the terms and conditions of the Scholarship.

The Trustees will have the sole and unfettered discretion to grant the Scholarship, and will determine in their discretion the scholarship to be offered to any successful Applicant, and the amount and period of each scholarship, and the Terms and Conditions applying to the scholarship.

The intended recipient of the information is Keystone Trust.

The information is being collected and held by Keystone Trust.

The failure to provide this information prior to 5.00pm, 24 August 2018, at which time the information you have provided will be used for consideration by the selection panel to nominate the recipient of the 2019 Scholarship, may result in your application for this Scholarship being declined.

You do have the rights of access to, and correction of, this information subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993.

CONDITIONS
Successful applicants will be required to accept in writing an offer by the Trustees of the grant of the award upon the following conditions and such other conditions as the Trustees shall consider to be appropriate:

a) The applicant must continue to meet the eligibility criteria for the award.

b) The Recipient must not accept any other bursary, scholarship or financial assistance specifically related to the course without the approval of the Trustees providing this shall not preclude the acceptance of any scholarship or bursary awarded by examination.

c) The Recipient must make full and continuing disclosure to the Trust of all other sponsors or sources of financial assistance in relation to his or her studies.

d) The course of study shall not be changed after the award is made without the approval of the Trustees.

e) The Recipient must agree to make available to the Trust results of all tests and examinations which count for year-end results.

f) The Recipient shall submit written reports on the progress of the course of study at such intervals as the Trustees shall require.

g) The Recipient must complete his/her course of tuition without interruption. Failure to pass in any year or any decision to defer completion of the course of study or if the course of study is not completed in accordance with the conditions whether in whole or in part, the award shall be forfeited and any amounts advanced shall be refunded upon demand.

h) All publicity associated with the grant of the award to the Recipient shall be determined by the Trust and the Recipient shall make no announcement in respect of the award without the written approval of the Trust.

i) Recipient may be required to be present at the Awards Evening of the Trust or to make available appropriate material for presentation.

 

OBLIGATIONS OF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
The following guidelines outline the Trustees’ expectations of Recipients of Miles Construction Scholarship 2019:

a) The Trust expects the Recipient will familiarise and have a good understanding of both the history and the objectives of the Trust and Miles Construction to enable promotion of the Trust to others as called upon either in an official or unofficial capacity.

b) The Recipient is to provide to the Trust upon request a short report of results and general progress by the Recipient in his or her course of study at the end of each semester.

c) The Recipient is to provide to the Trust at the end the Recipient’s course of study in each year:

  • a comprehensive summary of the Recipient’s results
  • a personal review by the Recipient of the year, commenting on the highs and lows and any changes the Recipient is intending to implement in the next academic year (unless last year).
  • a summary of the Recipient’s goals and plans for the next year, both academic and personal (unless last year).

d) Recipients of the Keystone – Miles Construction Scholarship are expected to act as ambassadors for the Trust and Miles Construction and attend events organized by the Keystone Trust throughout their time as a Keystone student

Miles Construction Scholarship

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