Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship (BLSST) has been established to help women aged 25 years and older, to obtain a qualification to enter the workforce, or to advance their careers in business, the professions, arts, or to change occupation.

The amount varies, at the trustee's discretion, and may be distributed annually to more than one recipient.

Applicants must be enrolled in a NZQA approved education programme, the study of which must be undertaken in New Zealand. Preference will be given to applicants who have a proven record of academic achievement.

​Applications for the 2018 academic year will open on 1 June 2017, and close on 1 September 2017. Application forms will be available to download from the BLSS website from 1 June 2017.


  • Applications close:Friday, 01 September 2017, 4.30pm
  • Important information:New Zealand citizens only
    Be at least 25 years old on 1 September 2017
    Enrolled in an NZQA approved education programme, undertaken in NZ
    Have a proven record of academic achievement
    Able to use the scholarship in the 2018 academic year

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust Contact Details

Page last updated: 12 May 2017