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.

Applications for 2018

The trustee will not be calling for Scholarship Applications in 2018. We expect to call for application’s again in late 2019 for the 2020 Academic year.

All open grant applications are accessible here.