Please read the T&C’s below and then either complete the online application form or download a PDF form and courier/post to Keystone Trust.  

Download: Keystone Trust Study Award Application Form 2021.

INFORMATION, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

KEYSTONE TRUST STUDY AWARD

Information

On 25 October 1994, the founding Trustees signed a Trust Deed to create the Graeme Bringans Property Education Trust. Graeme was a property developer who 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 the industry.

Unfortunately, Graeme died suddenly in 1994 at the age of 48. After his death his widow Binty and a group of close friends 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.

ELIGIBILITY

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 property or construction related tertiary qualification, including
    • 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 Property conjoint
Faculties that are supported by the Study Award Scholarship

The University of Auckland
School of Architecture
Dept. of Property
Faculty of Engineering
School of Environment (Environmental Science)

Unitec
School of the Built Environment

Victoria University of Wellington
Faculty of Architecture/Design

The University of Canterbury
Dept. of Civil Engineering
Department of Science (Environmental Science)

Massey University
Dept. of Engineering (Construction Management)
Dept. of Business (Valuation and Property Management)

AUT
School of Engineering

University of Waikato
Faculty of Science & Engineering

Lincoln University
School of Landscape Architecture
Dept. of Land Management and Systems

Ara (Institute of Canterbury)
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Construction Management
Faculty of Architecture

University of Otago
Faculty of Science

VALUE
The Study Award value of up to $5,000.00 per annum ($2,500 per semester), 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 Keystone Trust and elected representatives.

Opening date:     2 June 2020
Closing date:       14 August 2020
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 14 August 2020 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 24 or 57  September 2020 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 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 14 August 2020, at which time the information you have provided will be used for consideration by the selection panel to nominate the recipient of the 2021 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 2021 Study Award 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 organised by the Keystone Trust throughout their time as a Keystone Student.

Keystone Trust Study Award Application Form 2021

 

  • APPLICANT DETAILS

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • EDUCATION DETAILS

  • PREVIOUS SECONDARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED (IF APPLICABLE)

  • TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO STUDY

  • TELL US ABOUT YOU

  • eg. Organised, fun , communication skills, determined, resilient, passion, commitment, perseverance
  • YOUR FINANCIAL DETAILS

    The purpose of Keystone Trust is to support and enable students who are affected by financial need or adverse circumstances, to take up tertiary studies with the view of entering the property and construction sector. In order to understand applicant needs, we need to establish the financial position of the applicant and their parent's/caregiver(s) circumstances, together with any other information that you feel should be considered. Any information supplied in this question will remain confidential to the selection process and may be subject to a verification request by the Trust before any award is made. Please include approximate income of parents, number of siblings at home, housing situation (rent, mortgage, own outright, any investment properties). Please provide any documentation that would support this section.
  • Course FeesAccommodationCourse related costs eg.text books, materials etc.TravelOther 
  • Required information: Income of first parent/guardian. Income of second parent/guardian. What is their occupation? Who is their employer?
  • UPLOADS

    Please upload the following documents:
  • We require a written letter, please do not just give names or phone numbers for us to call, as we have many applications.
  • We require a written letter, please do not just give names or phone numbers for us to call, as we have many applications.
  • Drop files here or
  • If all required information is not provided we will not be able to proceed
  • Please note: As part of the selection process you may be required to attend an interview on the 24th or 25th of September 2020 at a place in New Zealand to be nominated by the Keystone Trust.