Coker Classical Arts Scholarship

The Acorn Foundation Coker Classical Arts Scholarship is valued at $3,000 and awarded annually to a Year 13 student with a proven interest and talent in classical painting, who wishes to pursue studies in classical art through a recognised tertiary provider.

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

Applications to the Acorn Foundation Coker Classical Arts Scholarship are facilitated by Creative Bay of Plenty.

Simple online application process:

  • Details of the qualification/course in which you intend to enrol/have been accepted into;
  • A brief portfolio of creative work (this can be in video format);
  • A succinct statement outlining your experience, ability and reasons for applying, as well as the impact the scholarship is likely to have on you and how it could benefit the local community in future; and
  • Two testimonials from relevant referees.
  • Applications must be received by 5pm, Monday 1 August 2022.

Applicants must have:

  • Received at least part of their secondary education in Tauranga or the Western Bay of Plenty district and/or
  • Currently reside in Tauranga or the Western Bay of Plenty district.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.


  • The selection panel will consist of a representative of Creative Bay of Plenty, a representative of the Acorn Foundation and a representative of the creative arts community to determine the most suitable candidate.
  • The scholarship will be paid following confirmation of enrolment at an appropriate tertiary institution.
  • All applicants will be advised of the selection panel’s decision.
  • The award will be given later this year (Sept/Oct 2022).
  • The panel’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • In the event of no decision being made due to insufficient or unsuitable applications, the award will be held over for a year and applications will be re-invited.

Application submission:

Please ensure that all questions are answered and that all the required attachments are included.  You may jeopardise your chances of success if you do not complete your application properly.

Privacy Declaration

The information requested in the attached application form will be used solely for the purpose of assessing your application for this award.  Personal information contained in this application will be made available to members of the selection panel, and staff of the Acorn Foundation and Creative Bay of Plenty.

The Acorn Foundation undertakes to store your application in a secure place in the event that you are successful in gaining an award or are selected as a reserve candidate for an award.  The Acorn Foundation undertakes to destroy your application to preserve its confidentiality, in the event that you are unsuccessful in gaining an award.  Should you have reason to believe that information held about you in either your application or your academic record is incorrect, you have the right of access to, and correction of, that information.


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