Back to top

Maritime Union Scholarship

These scholarships, established in 2007, are offered by the Maritime Union Scholarship Trust in order to support and encourage undergraduate study in areas of benefit to the people of New Zealand.


Applicants must be currently enrolled at a New Zealand university and at the time of application should have completed at least one year of fulltime undergraduate study.

Applicants also must be either:

  1. members of the Maritime Union of New Zealand Inc., and/or of the New Zealand Seafarers Union Inc., and/or of the New Zealand Seamen’s Union Industrial Union of Workers, and/or of Waterfront Workers Union, and/or of the Waterside Workers Federation/Association, who are or were by occupation seafarers or wharfies/watersiders or

  2. the children or grandchildren of any member, as above.

Value and number awarded 

$5,000 per annum for one year 

One scholarship is awarded annually.

Opening date

1 August

Closing date

1 December (NZDT)

How to apply 

  1. Check your eligibility.
  2. Read the Regulations.
  3. Applications are to be made online. A link to the application website is here.

Decisions made