The Doris Swadling Trust assists with the funding of education within the Taranaki province.
Grants are made in two fields:
Agriculture grants are for the continuation of tertiary education for the farming sector. The Music grants are for the benefit of all who wish to participate in the enjoyment of music, not necessarily tertiary.
Applicants must be under the age of 21. As well as completing the application form, applicants for either grant must include a certified copy of their birth certificate/passport confirming they are under the age of 21.
In addition, applicants for the Agriculture grant must include:
a reference from the their school Principal or Dean
a reference from their current employer, if applicable
a 250 word essay on “Why are you doing your chosen course of study?", "What is your intended career?" And “What would you like to achieve with your qualification and in your career?”
In addition to the completed application form and the copy of their birth certificate/passport, applicants for the Music grant must include:
a reference from their current music teacher.
Completed applications should be lodged with Public Trust New Plymouth (P O Box 648, Taranaki Mail Centre, New Plymouth 4340) by the end of November each year.