Keystone Trust Scholarship
Trades Scholarships
Qualification level:
Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Quantity Surveying
Award Amount:
Keystone Trust
Application Closing Date:

Do you want to build your own future?

Are you currently studying at a university or polytechnic towards a property- or construction-related degree? We have a range of scholarships on offer for tertiary students who are part-way through their degree, ​​particularly those whose paths are being blocked by financial challenges or difficult circumstances. If you’re awarded a tertiary scholarship, you’ll receive one year’s financial assistance and mentoring, as well as invites to regular networking events, incredible work experience opportunities and more.

Keystone Trust offers scholarships for tertiary programmes such as: Property . Architecture . Land Surveying . Engineering . Construction . Property Law . Landscape Architecture . Quantity Surveying . Urban Plannig . Buildings Science,

Receive financial assistance of $5,500 per year.

Take advantage of mentoring and networking opportunities that are invalauble part of your learning experience.

Gain experience through industry knowledge and events.



To be eligible for a tertiary scholarship, here’s what you’ll need to demonstrate:

  • New Zealand citizen or permanent resident status
  • Facing financial challenges or difficult circumstances
  • High level of academic ability shown at school and tertiary level
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Due to complete your penultimate (second-to-last) or final year of tertiary study towards a degree in a property- or construction-related field
  • A passion for your course and future career


1. Decide which scholarship(s) you’ll apply for

As soon as applications open, read through the criteria for each scholarship and decide which scholarship(s) you’ll apply for. Students often apply for more than one scholarship – there’s no limit on this, as long as you’re eligible for each one.

2. Get prepared

Read through the application form for each scholarship you’re applying for to get a good understanding of the information and supporting documents you’ll need to submit. All supporting documents should be submitted with your application.

3. Start your application early

The application form can be saved, so we’d suggest that you start working on your applications sooner rather than later, coming back to them as needed. Don’t leave it until the last minute!

4. Get a second pair of eyes

Once you’ve completed the application form(s), ask a trusted family member, teacher or careers advisor to review your application.

5. Hit the submit button

Make any finishing touches needed, submit your application and give yourself a big pat on the back. You’ve taken the first step!

6. Attend an interview

If you’ve made it onto the shortlist, we’ll be in touch to arrange an interview (either in person or via Zoom) so we can get to know you and answer any questions you have.

7. Receive your scholarship

If you’re awarded a scholarship, you’ll be invited to our Awards Evening, where we’ll hand out your certificate. Welcome to the Keystone Trust family!