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The Keystone Trust Study Award

Applications are open to secondary school leavers or those who are entering tertiary study (eg: university or polytechnic) for their first year of study to an approved course.

Our Study Awards are specifically for those who have challenging life and financial circumstances for whom study would be difficult without assistance.  An approved course of study can be found in the list below, however, as a general statement, we support study towards a property or construction related degree in New Zealand.

A limited number of Keystone Study Awards are presented each year. Each Award includes a scholarship of $5,500.00 per annum for a period of three years, and also offers mentoring and networking opportunities across all of our sponsor family. As a member of the Keystone whanau, you will gain exposure through work experience opportunities, events and mentoring programmes and also gain access and insights to some of the leading organisations in the sector.

The 2025 Keystone Trust Study Awards applications are open now.

Read more about the Study Award

ELIGIBILITY
This Study Award is open to secondary school leavers​ within New Zealand or those entering tertiary study for their first year of study to an approved course,  and who meet the specified criteria below.  Applicants must:

  • Be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand;
  • Demonstrate financial hardship or circumstantial need;
  • Intend to study a property or construction related tertiary qualification, or a course of study aligned to the built environment, including but not limited to:
    • Bachelor of Architecture
    • Bachelor of Engineering
    • Bachelor of Property
    • Bachelor of Land & Property Management
    • Bachelor of Business Studies (Property)
    • Bachelor of Urban Planning
    • Bachelor of Construction
    • Bachelor of Building Science
    • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
    • Bachelor of Spatial Design
    • Bachelor of Surveying
    • Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Property conjoint
    • Bachelor of Building Science

Haven’t seen your degree, but think you might still be eligible? Talk to us at info@keystonetrust.org.nz

2024 DATES:
Opening date: 1 June 2024
Closing date: 1 September 2024
Application: By online form only

VALUE
A Study Award is valued up to $5,500.00 per annum ($2,750 per semester).  It is paid for each year in which the Award applies and is to be used towards fees, course costs, living costs and accommodation as each term commences. The Award is available for a period of three consecutive years.

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applications must be completed by the applicant and will only be accepted on the prescribed application form, which must be submitted no later than 5.00pm on 1 September 2024.
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 online interview between 30 October and 1 November 2024 at a place in New Zealand to be nominated by the Keystone Trust.
Following interviews, the selection panel will make a recommendation to the Trustees for the following year’s recipients along with any specific terms and conditions of the Student Study Award.
The Trustees will have the sole and unfettered discretion to grant the Study Award, and will determine in their discretion the scholarship to be offered to any successful applicant, the amount and period of each scholarship, and the terms and conditions applying to each Study Award.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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All applications must be received by the date and time stipulated and via the online form.
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 any other conditions as the Trustees shall consider to be appropriate:

  1. a)  The Recipient must continue to meet the eligibility criteria for the Award.
  2. b)  The Recipient must not accept any other bursary, scholarship or financial assistance specifically related to the course in excess of $5000 without the approval of the Trustees providing this shall not preclude the acceptance of any scholarship or bursary awarded by examination.
  3. c)  The Recipient must make full and continuing disclosure to the Trust of all other sponsors or sources of financial assistance in relation to their studies.
  4. d)  The course of study shall not be changed after the Award is made without the approval of the Trustees
  5. e)  The Recipient must agree to make available to the Trust results of all tests and examinations which count for year-end results.
  6. f)  The Recipient shall submit written reports on the progress of the course of study at such intervals as the Trustees shall require.
  7. g)  The Recipient must complete their 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 maybe requested to be refunded upon demand.
  8. 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.
  9. i)  The Recipient may be required to be present at the Trust’s Awards or to make available appropriate material for presentation.

 

The C3 Construction Keystone Trust School Leaver Scholarship 2025

 

C3 Construction is a forward thinking construction business delivering projects across Auckland and the Bay of Plenty. We are a tight team of passionate construction professionals, driving positive change in the industry through innovation and technology. Our connection to Keystone Trust runs deep, company director Tamati Parker was an early recipient of the Keystone Trust Study Award (2003) and is now a Trustee. This scholarship is our way of giving back to Keystone and supporting the industry in a meaningful way, and we love being involved.

The C3 Construction Keystone Trust School Leaver Scholarship 2025 Applications are open now.

Read more about C3 Construction Scholarship

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

  • New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand
  • Financial hardship or circumstantial need
  • Intending to study a Bachelor of Construction

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

MENTORING
C3 Construction will appoint a mentor internally.

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

VALUE
The scholarship value of up to $5,500.00 per annum ($2,750 per semester) for three years, will be paid for each year in which the award applies and is to be used towards fees, course costs and accommodation as each semester commences. The scholarship is available for two semesters as determined by the Trustees and C3 Construction.

SELECTION PANEL
In considering grants of Awards, the Trustees will be advised by a selection panel comprising representatives of Trustees and representatives from C3 Construction.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applications must be completed by the Applicant on the prescribed form of application (electronically submitted via the Keystone Trust website), and submitted by 5.00pm, 1 September 2024.

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 representatives from C3 Construction 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.

C3 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.

 

Any questions?

If you get stuck or have questions about the application process, get in touch with our Student & Office Administrator, Felicity Rosenberg, on 09 375 7453 or felicity@keystonetrust.org.nz.