Floris de Groot Sholarships



The Floris De Groot Scholarships are named after one of Framework’s original Board of Trustee Members. The scholarship was initiated to acknowledge Floris De Groot’s work and contribution to mental health. He was a strong advocate for community based care as well as encouraging and supporting both colleagues and clients in personal development opportunities.

The scholarship is available for any form of tertiary study that is at a NZQA level (minimum level 2), irrespective of the training provider chosen by the client.Short courses such as sitting a drivers licence or first aid course will also be considered.

Scholarships are for course fees and related costs such as books, stationery and specific equipment.

The scholarships exclude travel, childcare, computers, phones and/or furniture.

Note: Application forms and guidance notes are available from your support worker.

Applications must be received by Friday 21st of July 2017.

Applications should be sent:

  • Post to:
    Human Resources – Floris De Groot Scholarships
    PO Box 22 424
    Auckland 1640
  • Email to:
    Human Resources – Floris De Groot Scholarships

All applications will be considered by a small panel (Human Resources Advisor and HR/L&D Administrator), to decide the successful applications, and/or to determine if more information is needed.

All applicants will be informed of the outcome/decision by Friday 28th of July 2017.

Award Ceremony

There is an annual ceremony to award the scholarships where Mrs. Denise De Groot (Floris’s widow) will be invited to award the certificates. Denise, in her own right, is also a strong advocate for mental health and has worked for many years in a range of mental health services.

The ceremony will be held at the beginning of the subsequent calendar year to ensure that the successful applicants have ample time to complete all enrolment requirements for the following year.