Colin Aiken Plant Breeding Bursary

For undergraduate or postgraduate candidates who are enrolled full time studying plant breeding.

Scholarship overview

Status: Closed

Key facts

Value: $1000
Duration: One year's duration
Number available: One award
Type of study: Full-time, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Application dates

Applications open: 1 May 2024
Closing date: 1 August 2024


Eligibility restrictions: High achievement.

This bursary was established in 2015 to promote plant breeding as a career. It was set up in association with South Pacific Seed Sales (NZ) Ltd with funds provided by royalties from sales of the Super Kumi hybrid variety of kumi kumi in acknowledgement of Colin Aiken who produced the variety. Mr Aiken died in 2017.

What you'll be studying

This is an undergraduate or postgraduate scholarship. Preference may be given to New Zealand citizens, though students of other nationalities will be considered

Eligibility criteria

You must be studying full-time in a subject area related to plant breeding.

Application checklist

Include the following with your application:

  • your CV
  • a supporting statement outlining your interest in pursuing a career in plant breeding
  • a budget outlining your annual expenses and any predicted earnings, including any awards and scholarships held to date

Selection considerations

When choosing our recipient, we will consider your academic achievements and your career intentions.