O'Donnell Trust Fund

The O’Donnell grants are awarded to assist Palmerston North students advance their education of music, ballet or singing by undertaking study with an appropriate university, polytechnic, school or academy in New Zealand or overseas.

The scholarships are open to individuals who:

  • are New Zealand born or naturalised citizens,
  • are a permanent resident living within 30kms of The Square in Palmerston North,
  • have demonstrated outstanding music, ballet or singing talent in New Zealand, and
  • are intending to advance their education of music, ballet or singing by undertaking study with an appropriate university, polytechnic, school or academy in New Zealand or overseas within 12 months of the closing date.
  • The course of study must be for a minimum of one year.

History

The O’Donnell Trust provides an opportunity for Mrs O’Donnell to give back and offer musicians, ballet dancers and singers from Palmerston North to continue to build on their talents both within New Zealand and overseas (including travel and accommodation expenses). It is a wish of Mrs O'Donnell that in making grants, special consideration should be given to underprivileged students.

How to apply

Applications are invited annually and close on the 28th of February each year.

All open grant applications can be found here.