Ernest William File Scholarship


The Ernest William File Scholarship was established in 1978 by members of the New Zealand Locomotive Engineers' Association as a tribute to Ernest William File, the retiring General Secretary of the Association at the time. The Scholarship was adopted and expanded by the Rail and Maritime Transport Union and extended to all members.

The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist the sons and daughters of members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) to commence study in their first year at a New Zealand university. Two scholarships are awarded annually.
Refer to Universities New Zealand website (see below) to confirm the closing date.


Applicants will: the son or daughter of a financial member of the RMTU intending to hold the Scholarship in their first year of full time study for an undergraduate degree at a New Zealand university
3.not be accepted if they already have a qualification from a tertiary institution in New Zealand or overseas.

1 year
Closing Dates
01 Apr 2021

How to apply for this scholarship

You may apply through this webpage approximately 8 weeks before applications close. If it’s possible to apply on-line for this scholarship there will be a link above to the on-line system. If the link is not provided, please download and complete the application form located below.

However, if the scholarship is managed by Universities NZ or another department of the University an External Website link will appear below and application instructions will be available through that link.


Application required only. General (any College). Undergraduate. Domestic Students. International Students.


While every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct, applicants are advised to check the application forms and regulations for eligibility criteria, scholarship value and tenure, and closing dates.