William Lomis Cox Memorial Scholarship

The William Lomis Cox Memorial Scholarship supports Whakatane area students who wish to train as teachers, with emphasis on social science subjects.

The scholarship is open to students who...

  • normally reside in the Whakatane district
  • have attended Trident or Whakatane High Schools for at least 1 year
  • intend to enter the primary or secondary teaching profession
  • are about to commence their first year of tertiary study
  • have a course of study which includes social science subjects (for example, anthropology, economics, geography, history, philosophy, psychology, political science, sociology).


First awarded in 1958, the William Lomis Cox Scholarship was established by Norman Cox in the name of his late father. Mr Cox wanted to support Whakatane area students training to be teachers. He hoped they would return to Whakatane to share their knowledge and skills with the new generation of school students.

The scholarships are funded from the Cox estate farm on the outskirts of Whakatane, one of 34 rural properties administered by Public Trust's National Farm Centre.

How to apply

The Trident and Whakatane High School offices have application forms available to students from the beginning of Term 4.

Completed application form must be received by the Year 13 Dean or staff member responsible for scholarships by 28 February (the following year) who will then forward the application to Public Trust.

All open grant applications are accessible here.