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 area covered by the Whakatane District Council
  • have attended a State-owned post-primary school in the region for at least 1 year
  • intend to enter the primary or secondary teaching profession
  • are about to commence, or continue, their 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.

Applications for 2020

Public Trust did not call for scholarship applications in 2018 and 2019. We are ready to call for applications in 2020 for the 2021 academic year.

All open grant applications are accessible here.