Student Awards & Bursaries

The Nellie Willetts Educational Bursary was established in 1994 through a deed of trust by Eric Gordon Willetts. We manage the bursary for the trust.

A bursary is available to tertiary students in agri-industry. Agri-industry is defined as the entire sector of production, processing and marketing of agricultural products and services including horticulture, agriculture and plant breeding.


  • Nominee’s principal place of residence must be within the TRC area.
  • Nominees must be studying agri-industry at a tertiary institution.

This bursary is offered infrequently and was last offered in 2020.

Presented to graduating students who have achieved academic excellence in their senior year and are intending to undertake tertiary studies ($500 awarded to each secondary school).

Part of our Community Grant Program, this grant supports and acknowledges excellence by youth aged 18 years or under in our region in academic, sporting or cultural activities.

Part of our Community Grant Program, this grant assists youth up to 25 years with the development of innovative projects of community benefit within our region.