AW Shaw Trust

History

The late Mr Allan Shaw was passionate about education and established this trust to make tertiary education a possibility for students from Orewa College.

The Trust came into effect upon Mr Allan Shaw’s death on the 8th of June 2006.

It was Mr Shaw’s wish that four new students be granted scholarships each year (2 male and 2 female) and that top academic students who would suffer financial hardship by undertaking tertiary education be given preference. Mr Shaw also provided a wish that preference be given to students who through personal or family circumstances, may suffer financial hardship by undertaking tertiary education.

Mr Shaw provided direction that recipients of the Scholarships must hold New Zealand Citizenship.


Public Trust manages the funding for the scholarships. The Committee awards two different types of Scholarships with a minimum of four Scholarships being awarded.

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Financial Scholarships

When and how to apply

Applications are open 1 July annually, with scholarships being awarded for the following year. Applicants are notified of the outcome of their application by 31 October.

All open grant applications can be found here.

For more information please get in touch online, or call us on 0800 371 471.