Grants and Scholarships

  • The Mackenzie District Council recognises the contribution of the late Bruce Scott by way of an annual prize to be awarded to a senior secondary student, resident of the Mackenzie District, who best exhibits sustained effort and application in all that they do and who always demonstrates good citizenship, practical skills and leadership potential.

    Bruce Scott was brought up and farmed on Godley Peaks Station for many years and was a former Councillor, County Chairman and the inaugural Mayor of the Mackenzie District.

    The prize, which will be awarded annually at a meeting of the Council in December, will consist of book vouchers up to the value of $250.

    Students from Mackenzie College and Twizel Area School can obtain an Application Form from their school office. Other students can obtain the form from Council offices in Fairlie or Twizel or


  • From time to time Council and community boards provide grants to community organisations.

    No specific budget is allocated for this purpose.

    Council has a Grants Policy which sets Criteria.

    An application must be completed and submitted with all requests for donations or grants.

  • The Trust has Scholarships available for the first year tertiary education of post Year 12 NCEA Level 2 level. This value is subject to change and will be revised on a regular basis.


  • The Rural Travel fund is a partnership between Sport New Zealand and territorial authorities to assist the development of junior sport in rural communities by providing a travel subsidy.


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