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Ikawai Community Scholarship

History of award

With the closure of the Ikawai School in 1997, the will of many people in the District, both past and present, was to set up a scholarship as a living memorial, to support continual learning for the better of individuals and society generally, thus continuing the spirit of Ikawai education.


Made for the provision of financial assistance, support and relief for students or others for the purposes of their education and placement or advancement in life.


Available to students or others who are either resident in the Ikawai Bus District Area or who have had a sufficient association with the area, in the opinion of the trustees, regardless of where the person resides now or where such education may be undertaken. The association with the Ikawai District may be through historical family ties or other past history.
These students or others may be any person regardless of age who is receiving or who wishes to receive an education for their benefit in life or to assist others by such education.


Number of awards



Varies, could be up to $5000


1 year

Closing dates

Usually 16 October - please see "Ikawai Community Scholarship" Facebook page

How do students apply?

Please see "Ikawai Community Scholarship" Facebook page
Complete the Ikawai Community Scholarship application form.
• Attach a full Curriculum Vitae, with contact details of three referees, and any other applicable documentation.
• Be available for interview either in person or by phone if required.
Scholarship Facebook Page

Further information available from

Ikawai Community Scholarship Fund
C/- Waimate Accountants
52 Queen Street
P. O. Box 64

Ph (03) 689-8551, or Fax (03) 689-8089, or
(Information is also announced on the "Ikawai Community Scholarship" facebook page)


Additional information

We encourage those persons with an association with the Ikawai District who are involved in education and /or training, to apply for this Scholarship, which has been set up to honour the historical value of education and the general advancement of life valued traditionally by residents of the Ikawai District.

Decision makers

The award of the scholarship(s) shall be made on the recommendation of a Selection Committee consisting of at least two independent nominees and a representative of the Ikawai Bus Trust.


Short-listed applicants will be required for personal or telephone interview by the trustees or selection panel.

Conditions of acceptance

• Successful applicants are required to complete a report by the end of the year or earlier; whichever might be appropriate to the circumstances.
• The scholarship is subject to the person pursuing the course applied for and repayment may be required in event of withdrawal or other change or ineffectiveness.


Ikawai Community Scholarship Fund C/-
Waimate Accountants
PO Box 64
Phone: +64 3 689 8551