What the future holds

Our scholarship programme delivers some of the highest quality graduates who then take up varied careers in the property and construction sector. Being part of the Keystone family, whether as a student, alumni member or sponsor gains high respect from your industry peers. We are actively seeking new sponsors and supporters in the industry to continue our consistent growth and allow us to support more students.

Future growth and strategic direction

We are always looking for ways to grow and change for the better. The best ways to do this have been identified below.

  • Increase the number of students supported by Keystone Trust and consequently grow the industry’s talent pool.
  • Grow the capital base of the Trust to support increased scholarships.
  • Engage better with all stakeholders.

In 2013 the Trustees made the decision to engage a General Manager to oversee Keystone Trust and to help them ensure that objectives are achieved.

Plans for the future

Each year we receive applications from many more deserving students than we can currently fund.  Our vision is to significantly increase the number we are able to support. The Keystone Trustees have invested considerable time into our future direction, and how we will achieve our strategic objectives.  We value the commitment made by our current industry partners and supporters and urge them to continue assisting us in realising our vision in supporting tomorrows property leaders.

In June 2016, Keystone Trust launched the Keystone Foundation, focusing on harnessing the philanthropic generosity of the property and construction community, allowing it to reach its objective of growing the Trust’s capital base to provide long term financial independence for the Trust.

The Keystone Foundation is governed by Guardians approved by the Trust. The role of the Guardians is to seek support, by working with the wider property and construction community to raise funds; and to work with the Keystone Trustees regarding the application on the funds.

You can find out further information on the Foundation and ways you can donate by visiting the website.

Why Keystone Trust makes a difference

Our students and alumni speak for themselves as why we make a difference. The Keystone scholarship programme is more than the monetary value, it’s about the support, mentoring and networking that our students get while they are studying. As you read our student and Alumni stories, we hope that you can see for yourself what a difference we make.

The Keystone Foundation

“Over the past year the trust has taken the necessary steps – with the establishment of the Keystone Foundation – to provide a long term financial independence. With this structure in place, the Keystone Trust can continue to grow and offer more scholarships to provide a pathway for young people to achieve their career aspirations, with opportunities that may have otherwise been unavailable.”   Mike Higgins, Keystone Trust Trustee


Keystone New Zealand Property Education Trust is a charitable trust which was incorporated in 1994. The Trust is governed by a Trust Board made up of industry representatives. The role of the Trust Board is to set the strategic direction for the organisation in the best interests of the property industry. The Trust Board is supported by the Trusts management who are responsible for supporting its strategic objectives.

Our sponsor family