Helen Margaret Robertson was born in 1930 in South Canterbury. She trained as a teacher in Christchurch, eventually becoming a School Inspector specialising in science. She married Graham Robertson in the mid-1980s and moved to Levin to retire. By this time Mrs Robertson had developed Multiple Sclerosis. In 1992 Mrs Robertson established the Helen Graham Charitable Trust, the name of the Trust being a combination of her own and her husband's first names. Mrs Robertson died in 1998.
Who is eligible?
Current students of Horowhenua College, Waiopehu College, Manawatu College or Otaki College.
Applicants must be intending to advance their education in 2021 at an appropriate tertiary education provider and have a desire to take up a career in either horticulture, forestry, fishing, veterinary or environmental science.
The study must be started in the academic year of following the application.
Student must be intending to study in the Primary Industries field which must include papers pertaining to either horticulture, forestry, fishing, veterinary or environmental science.
The definition of Primary Industries field will be determined by the Trustee but is intended to have wide meaning.
A single Scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded for one year only. There is no ability to request a continuation of the Scholarship in future years.
How to apply?
Applications are invited annually in August to Year 13 students from Horowhenua College, Waiopehu College, Manawatu College and Otaki College. Applications must be filed by 30 September.