Tom Cranswick


Applications for the 2019 Tom Cranswick Awards have now closed.

Are you a Farmlands shareholder or the child of a Farmlands shareholder or staff member, currently studying at tertiary level in a discipline related to the primary sector?

If so, you have the opportunity to apply for one of 5 Tom Cranswick Memorial Awards - each offering a $2,000 grant to help you during your primary sector study.



Applications must be made online at the Farmlands careers site. As you work through the online application process you will be prompted to answer a series of questions. You will need an up to date CV, a Letter of Application and information pertaining to your proposed course of study.

Please read the eligibility criteria below carefully prior to making an application.

To be eligible for consideration you must be:

  • aged 25 or under, as at 30 June 2019
  • a Farmlands shareholder or child of a Farmlands shareholder, whose shareholding has been continuous for two years or more; or a child of a current Farmlands employee whose parent has completed at least two years permanent continuous service
  • currently undertaking a course of tertiary study that is directly associated to the New Zealand rural/primary sector (note: applicants who have not yet commenced their first year of tertiary study are not eligible to apply
  • intending to enrol in a course of tertiary study that is directly associated to the New Zealand rural/primary sector in 2020.

If you have any questions please contact or Meredith Woodsford
at (03) 357 3283.


About the award
The Memorial Award is in honour of Tom Cranswick, a founding Farmlands Director who served on the Board until 1985, including 20 years as Chairman. His passion and dedication was a major influence in the establishment of Farmlands. The Cranswick family has been hugely supportive of Farmlands and it is an honour to offer this Award in his memory.
What are the five awards for?
There are five Awards, valued at $2,000 each, to enable students through study to further their knowledge and experience and to achieve in their chosen careers, thus allowing them to contribute to the New Zealand primary sector.