Administered by Palmerston North City Council, the scheme allows people under 40 years who live in Palmerston North or Manawatū District to seek funding to cover travel costs to enable study or engagement in special projects.
Both international and national travel projects will be considered for the 2020 funding round due to international travel restrictions relating to Covid-19. If a proposal is for an international project, applicants are required to also submit an alternative project within New Zealand if travel restrictions prevent completion of the international project.
“These scholarships present a wonderful opportunity for people to enhance their contribution to the community, their trade, industry, or profession,” says Palmerston North Mayor, Grant Smith. “While the ability to undertake international travel over the next 12 months is unknown, there are still some great domestic opportunities for people.”
Each year successful applicants receive up to $5,000 each, with a maximum of $10,000 granted each funding round.
One of last year’s recipients was postgraduate student of Museum and Heritage Studies Juliet Thomas, who travelled to Italy to attend a study tour under the tutorage of a renowned art conservation and heritage restoration expert.
The other recipient was Antariksh Nag. His overseas travel earlier this year couldn’t proceed due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, however he plans to attend future workshops/shows organised by the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir within New Zealand.
Further information is available on Council’s website.
Applications open on 31 August and close 28 September.