BAF manages the scholarships provided by the Bashford-Nicholls Trust. This trust operates two dairy farms in South Taranaki with the aim of generating surpluses to enable scholarships for agriculture and veterinary science study and research.
BAF has developed and now manages an exciting and future focused scholarship programme that has extended the impact of the scholarships offered through the Bashford-Nicholls trust. The exciting scholarship programme has scholarships available for tertiary (vocational or undergraduate) and post-graduate (Masters or PhD) students. For tertiary students awards range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year and for post-graduate students from $13,000 to $20,000 per year.
BAF will also launch a new Bashford-Nicholls Award in 2019 offering up to $100,000 per year towards high impact research in the fields of agriculture or veterinary science. This award will be delivered in partnership with a significant national partner.
Working in partnership with PKW, Te Karaka Foundation and CommunityForce, an online scholarship portal has been developed to streamline access to Taranaki based scholarships. In 2018 Nga Ruahine joined the portal partnership. Scholarships for Bashford-Nicholls and the other partners to the portal are available for applications in October each year by visiting https://taranakischolarships.communityforce.com