If you are interested in a career in the red meat industry, you can apply to join the Meat Industry Association Scholarship programme.

MIA awards six undergraduate scholarships providing $5,000 a year for each year of study and four post-graduate scholarships of $10,000 for each year of study annually. They are aimed at students considering a future in New Zealand’s red meat sector. MIA also runs a mentoring programme for its scholars, including a networking and educational event each year in Wellington.  

The following scholars are being supported in the 2021 academic year.  Follow the links to find out more about them and their studies.

Current scholars


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Joe Ward (2021)

Studying for a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in finance and strategy and marketing and entrepreneurship.

Grace Macdonald (2020-2021)

Studying a Masters in Management of Agribusiness

Haley La Franco (2021)

Studying for a Master of Food Safety and Quality

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Hennie Pienaar (2021)

Studying for his PhD on the subject of ‘Managing Musculoskeletal injuries in the meat processing industry’.

Jack Coakley (2021)

Studying for a Bachelor of Commerce (accounting and finance).

Dominic Morrison (2021)

Studying for a Bachelor of Commerce (economics and law)

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Joelle Gatenby (2021)

Studying for a Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing

Megan Ross (2021)

Studing for a Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) majoring in food process engineering

Nelson Harper (2021)

Studing for a Bachelor of Engineering (chemical and bioprocess) 

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Todd Fortune (2021)

Studying for a Masters of Design Enterprise

 Tully Paterson (2021)

Studying law, politics and anthropology

Edwin Wills (2020-2021)

Studying for a Bachelor of Agribusinss (Farm Management)


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Thomas Walshe (2019-2021)

Studing for a Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Ella Zwagerman (2019-2020)

Studying for a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition

 Tessa Strang (2020-2021)

Studying for a Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing 


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Tegan Cosgrove (2019-2021)

Studying for a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) with a major in Mechatronics

Jack Moncton (2020-2021)

Bachelor of Business (Finance & Accounting)

Holly Philips (2020-2021)

Studying for a PhD entiled 'Forages for Fat'

Former scholars

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Ben Schilt (2019-2020)

MIA Scholarship supports environmental studies.

Harriet Watson (2019-2020)

MIA scholarship leads to foot on the industry career ladder