R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust / University of Waikato Award

Closing Date 15 Sept 2024
Key details

Value $10,000

Study level(s) Entrance, School leaver

Subject area(s) Arts, Business / Management, Computer Science, Mathematics, Education, Health, Engineering, Law, Māori & Indigenous Studies, Science, Social Sciences

The R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust / University of Waikato Award was created in 2024 to recognise the strong commitment of R. Tucker Thompson Sail Trust and the University of Waikato to the people of New Zealand and the advancement of education opportunities for people from Northland.



The R Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust was established in 2006 when the owners of the R Tucker Thompson Ship wanted to protect the future of the iconic vessel. The Trust was set up to benefit the people of Te Taitokerau Northland.


For more information, view R. Tucker Thompson Sailing Trust


For students who have attended a R. Tucker Thompson Youth Voyage in the last five years who are intending to enrol full-time (120 points) in an undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato for the first time in 2025. Preference may be given to applicants studying topics relevant to the marine environment and/or marine industry, and who would not normally be able to consider or attend study at University.


Before applying

Please ensure you read the Guidelines on Applying for School Leaver Scholarships before you commence the application process.

How to Apply

  1. Read the guidelines

    Please ensure you read the regulations before you commence the application process.

  2. If you are new, complete an application to enrol

    You will need to do this BEFORE you can have access to apply for Scholarships and Awards.

    Application to enrol
  3. Apply using MyWaikato

    Once you have an account, log into MyWaikato and click on the ‘Scholarships’ tab to see the list of available scholarships

    Apply now

Note: If you are a current student or already have a University of Waikato account you will be redirected to the MyWaikato screen. Log in to MyWaikato, select the ‘Scholarships’ tab and choose the scholarship you wish to apply for from the list at the bottom of the page.