Bragato Postgraduate Scholarship

The Scholarship

The Bragato Post Graduate Scholarship may be awarded annually by the Board of Trustees at their sole discretion. Only one scholarship per annum may be awarded.The Scholarship will be such amount as the Trustees agree up to a maximum of NZ$15,000 toward the cost of travel, accommodation, manuals, books, course fees, and course materials. The Scholarship will be for one year only, but recipients may re-apply in subsequent years.

Applicants may also apply for other grants.

Applications for this Fellowship close on 31 March each year.


The following declaration is included in the application form: I declare that all the information in this application is correct. I agree to accept the decision of the Selection Panel, and The Bragato Trust Board of Trustees, as final and binding.


The Scholarship may be awarded to a student who has completed a full time degree course at a recognised academic institution and who has enrolled for a Post Graduate course of study in New Zealand or overseas. The applicant must be a New Zealand resident.

The post graduate course must be at a university or other institution recognised for its post graduate courses in subjects of relevance to the viticulture and wine industry.

Selection Criteria and Selection Panel

Applicants will be required to show a strong academic background and objectives that will have a long term benefit to the New Zealand wine industry.

An essay will be an important part of the selection process. Applicants will be required to submit an essay outlining their work experience to date (if any), study already undertaken, any research involvement to date, and their plans and aspirations upon completion of the post graduate course.

Successful scholars will be required to furnish a full written report at the end of the Scholarship year and may be required to present a paper at an industry conference.

Applicants may be interviewed by a selection panel appointed by the Board of Trustees.The decision of the Selection Panel will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.


The personal information provided by any applicant for this fellowship will be used only for the administration of the award and for publishing the successful applicant’s name and photo. Personal details will not be released to any other party without the applicant’s permission having been given.

Applicants must attach:

  1. Graduate course academic results.
  2. A treatise of no fewer than 1500 words fully outlining why they believe the proposed course will be of benefit to the applicant and to the New Zealand viticulture and wine industry.
  3. CV, photo, supporting references and names of at least 2 referees.
  4. Proof of enrolment for the study course for the year of application.
  5. Budget showing income and costs for the year.
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