Please read the T&C’s below and then complete the online application form.

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 property and construction related disciplines.

ELIGIBILITY

The Study Award is open to all New Zealand school leavers who 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 Bachelor of Property (conjoint)

VALUE
The Study Award is valued up to $5,000.00 per annum ($2,500 per semester), and 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.

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

Opening date:     1 June 2021
Closing date:       13 August 2021
Application:        By online form only

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 13 August 2021.
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 on 23 or 24 September 2021 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.
OBLIGATIONS OF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

The following guidelines outline the Trustees’ expectations of Recipients of 2022 Study Award:

a)  The Trust expects the Recipient will familiarise themselves with, 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 Study Award are expected to act as ambassadors for the Trust and will be required to attend events organised by the Trust throughout their time as a Keystone Study Award recipent.

Keystone Trust Study Award Application Form 2022

 

  • APPLICANT DETAILS

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Please note, you must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident to apply for this scholarship.
  • 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 to entering the property and construction sectors. 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 section 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

    If you have any issues uploading the documents please email them to felicity@keystonetrust.org.nz. 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 in September 2021 at a place in New Zealand to be nominated by Keystone Trust.