Wednesday, 01 September 2021 07:55

Study grant for future leaders

Written by  Staff Reporters
Andy Mouritz receives scholarship from Whangarei A&P President Evan Smeath. Andy Mouritz receives scholarship from Whangarei A&P President Evan Smeath.

Applications have opened for the Kellogg Rural Leadership Scholarship.

Valued at $6,000, the scholarship, funded by the Whangarei A&P Society, was designed to assist Northland’s future leaders in the primary sector and will pay for one recipient to attend the Kellogg Rural Leadership course.

The first recipient of the scholarship, Andy Mouritz, is nearing the end of his course and describes the experience as one of personal growth and learning.

“The networks you make on the course are amazing and opportunities you get to question how leaders in the sector got to where they are, and what makes them successful leaders in their field, is invaluable. I’m loving the course and how much I’ve learnt and grown already,” he says.

“It has exceeded my expectations and I know, as I work through my project, it will continue to do so.”

Andy says he thanks Whangarei A&P for the opportunity to attend the course and supporting him financially to do so. He says he encourages others not to hesitate and get their applications in.

“I highly recommend the programme to anyone looking to develop and test themselves as well as learn from some of the most respected people in the primary sector.”

Northlanders interested in attending the Lincoln-based leadership programme in January 2022 can apply for the $6,000 scholarship now.

Applications close at 5pm on 22 October 2021, applicants will then be processed and go through an interview process prior to the application closing date of 14 November 2021.

To apply, applicants should send a covering letter explaining why they would like to complete the programme, along with the completed Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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