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

Grace Macdonald (2021)

Studying a Masters in Management of Agribusiness

Haley La Franco (2021)

Studying a Master of Food Safety and Quality through Massey University. 

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Hennie Pienaar (2021)

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

Jack Coakley (2021)

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


Dominic Morrison (2021)

Studying a Bachelor of Commerce in economics and law at the University of Otago


Joelle Gatenby (2021)

Studying for 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) 


Todd Fortune (2021)

Studying towards a Masters of Design Entgerprise

 Tully Paterson (2021)

Studying law, politics and anthropology