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 both undergraduate scholarships, providing $5,000 a year for each year of study, and post-graduate scholarships of $10,000 for each year of study. They are aimed at students considering a future in New Zealand’s red meat processing industry. MIA also runs a mentoring programme for its scholars, including networking and educational events.  

The following scholars are being supported in the 2022 academic year.  Follow the links to find out more about them and their studies.

Current scholars


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Angus Grant (2022)

Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) with Professional Accounting

Hennie Pienaar (2021-2022)

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

Emma Yorke (2022)

Bachelor of Agriculture Science 

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Ella Zwagerman (2020)

Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition

Hayden Corbett (2023) 

Bachelor of Commerce

Stephanie Leamie (2023)

Bachelor of Agriculture Science






Cameron Walker (2023)

Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture and Accounting)

Wiseson Kuang (2024)

 Bachelor of Commerce (International Commerce)

Thomas Hayward (2024)

 Bachelor of Law and Commerce (Operations and Supply Chain Management)


Angus Bradley (2024)

Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting)

Sophie Ridd (2024)

Master's in Global Management and Marketing

Kelley-Anne Bentley (2024)

Master's Identifying Biomarkers in Lamb Meat


Kelsi Hayes (2024)

Master's in Environmental Management

Oliver Stark (2024)

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Fynn Mitchell (2024)

Bachelor of Commerce (Operations and Supply Chain Management) 


Emily Irwin (2024)

 Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing


Former scholars

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Josh Tatham (2022)

Bachelor of Marketing and Agricultural Innovation

Molly Goodisson (2022)

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Joelle Gatenby (2021-2022)

Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food

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Tessa Strang (2020-2022)

Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing

Thomas Sun (2020-2023)

Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours

Thomas Walshe (2019-2022)

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

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Edwin Wills (2020-2022)

Bachelor of Agribusinss (Farm Management)

Jack Moncton (2020-2022)

Business (Finance & Accounting)

George Heenan (2023)

Bachelor of Commerce in Agriculture

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Dominic Morrison (2021-2023)

Bachelor of Commerce (economics and law)

Jack Coakley (2021-2022)

Bachelor of Commerce (accounting and finance).

Tully Paterson (2021-2023)

Law, Politics and Anthropology

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Megan Ross (2021-2023)

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

Grace Macdonald (2020-2022)

Masters in Management of Agribusiness

Joe Ward (2021-2022)

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

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Chloe Lennox (2022)

Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Markwting majoring in supply chain management

Lily Brankin (2022-2023)

Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture)

Nicola Schroeder (2022-2023)

Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing majoring in Supply Chain Management

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Ben Schilt (2019-2020)

Master of Environmental Management

Harriet Watson (2019-2020)

Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing

Haley La Franco (2021)

Master of Food Safety and Quality

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Nelson Harper (2021)

Bachelor of Engineering (chemical and bioprocess)

Todd Fortune (2021)

Master of Design Enterprise

A copy of Todd's thesis is available on the Otago Polytechnic Website

Tegan Cosgrove (2019-2021)

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) with a major in Mechatronics

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Holly Philips (2020-2021)

PhD entiled 'Forages for Fat'

 Valencia Ngadi (2020)

Food Technoloty

 Sam Pike (2018-2020)

Masters of Animal Science and Agriculture

The following people have also been through the MIA Scholarship programme since the scholarships were introduced in 2018:

Imogen Brankin 2020 - B.AgScience (Honours)

Joshua Kirk - 2019-2020 - B.AgScience

Kelly Ngan - 2019 - Bahelor Food Process Engineering

Lucy Hewitt - 2019 - Bachelor Agribusiness

Siobhan Brophy - 2019 - Bachelor Business

Dylan Kirk - 2018 - Bachelor Commerce

Emma Subtil - 2018 - Bachelor Commerce

Harrison Bowman - 2018-2019 - Masters Agribusiness

Isabelle Coates - 2018-2019 - Masters Agribusiness

Joni White - 2018 - B.Sc Honours, Biology

Joshua Hunt - 2018-2019 - Masters Animal Science

Luke Carman - 2018-2019 - Chemical and Process Engineering

Melissa Alfrey - 2018-2019 - Bachelor Engineering

Victoria Huh - 2018-2019 - Human Resource Management