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 2021
We are ready to call for applications in 2021 for the 2022 academic year. The grant round will be open from 1 September 2021 to 17 October 2021