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Tertiary engineering scholarships 2018


Reference: 3698681

Eastland Group specialises in regional infrastructure. We're also actively exploring the opportunities offered by emerging technologies in the energy space.

Our operations include Eastland Port, Gisborne Airport and Eastland Network - the electricity network for Gisborne, Wairoa and the East Coast - as well as Eastland Generation, which produces electricity from hydro, diesel and geothermal plants.

We aim to deliver consistent growth and excellent returns to our shareholder, the Eastland Community Trust, for the ultimate benefit of the whole community.

2018 is shaping up to be another big year. The new Te Ahi O Maui geothermal plant near Kawerau will be completed and fully operational, while the port continues with plans for a multi-million dollar, five year twin berth project.

Our people make our ongoing growth possible, and we employ a number of engineers across our business sectors. Providing scholarships to local engineering students is one of the ways in which we support our community and the young stars of the future.

$5,000 scholarship plus work experience

Each year, we award a $5,000 scholarship to one - or more - of the most promising engineering students from our region.

The scholarship covers a 12-month period. It may also include the opportunity to have paid holiday work over the summer. This is an invaluable chance to gain real world, on-the-job experience.

Is this you?

To be eligible for an Eastland Group engineering scholarship, you'll need to tick these boxes. You'll be:

  • A tertiary student in your first, second or third year of study, or a school leaver starting university next year.
  • A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.
  • From Gisborne, Wairoa or the East Coast.

And, you must be studying one of these subjects:

  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Chemical and process engineering

Apply by 31 October 2017

  1. Apply online. Go to, enter the reference code 3698681 and follow the instructions.
  2. Write a 750 word application essay, or put together a 2 - 5 minute video. Explain how winning an Eastland Group scholarship will help you, and what your study and career aspirations are.

Selection process and key dates

31 October 2017. Application closing date.

November 2017. Applications reviewed.

Applications will be reviewed and scholarships awarded based on an applicant's academic achievement, character and leadership qualities, and potential to contribute to the engineering industry in New Zealand. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend an interview.

Mid December. The successful recipient/s will be announced. If you're successful, your $5,000 scholarship will be paid in one instalment in the first semester of 2018.

Scholarship regulations. 1. Eastland Group reserves the right to suspend or terminate a scholarship if it receives an unsatisfactory report on the progress of a student. 2. Eastland Group is not obliged to offer a scholarship if, in any year, there is no candidate of sufficient merit. 3. Recipient/s of the scholarship will, if required, work for Eastland Group (based in Gisborne) over the 2018 summer holiday period. This work will be paid. 4. Scholarship recipient/s will take part in publicity activities as required by Eastland Group. These are usually restricted to a photo and press release upon announcement of the award. 5. Eastland Group may vary these regulations at any time.

Applications Close: 31 Oct 2017