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The Hicks Trust


The Hicks Scholarships were initially established in 2011, as part of the Hicks Trust’s wider objectives of promoting all forms of farming in New Zealand.  The Trust wishes to foster better understanding of the methods involved in the further development and improvement of agriculture, horticulture, arboriculture, viticulture, animal husbandry, and other systems of farming.


Funding Objectives

The charitable trust established on 27 August 1993 by Avril Lois Hicks and Audrey Frances Hicks, the trustees have absolute discretion to distribute any income from the fund including the establishment of a scholarship called “The Hicks Scholarships” for students undertaking study or research involving agriculture, horticulture, arboriculture, viticulture and animal husbandry at Wintec.

The criteria to apply are as follows:

A student who has:

  • Successfully completed a Level 3 Horticulture or Arboriculture programme with Wintec either at the Wintec Hamilton Campus or a regionally based programme with Wintec, and will be enrolling in a fulltime Level 4 Horticulture or Arboriculture programme;
  • A real passion for Horticulture or Arboriculture and has illustrated this throughout their Level 3 studies;
  • Shown a strong commitment in his/her studies and to succeed in a Level 4 programme;
  • Met all the standard Wintec programme criteria in relation to their enrolment.



Funding Amount and Time Frames

  • There are two funding periods each year.  Both designed to assist students who are completing a Level 3 Horticulture or Arboriculture programme at Wintec.  
  • This round is for those enrolling in fulltime Level 4 Horticulture, with studies commencing on 13 January 2020.
  • Any student wishing to make an application for a scholarship must do so by submitting an application within the selected timeframe, prior to the semester they are wishing to commence their study in.
  • The next granting round will be from 22 November 2019 to 6 December 2019.
  • There are 4 scholarships of $4,000 each available in the current granting round, these scholarships will be paid to the successful applicants in four equal quarterly instalments, on the basis they provide proof they have remained enrolled in the designated course and are achieving in their studies.


The length of the assessment process is dependent on the volume of applications and all applicants are notified of the decision. During the assessment period, Trustees may request further clarification from the applicant regarding their application.



Regrettably, due to the number of applications received, we are unable to provide detailed feedback on unsuccessful applications. Please note the decision of the Trustee is final and not subject to any appeals process.



Click on the following grant button to start your application.

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