What is the Future Legends Scholarship?

The scholarship has been developed to support and nurture talented young Kiwis from a range of disciplines. MTF Finance will award six $5,000 cash prizes, over two rounds throughout the year.

Applications are open to New Zealanders aged 13-21 years. Winners will be chosen from three categories:

  • Sport
  • Academia and entrepreneurship
  • Music and the arts

Round 1 winners will be announced at the end of June 2021.



Since 1970 MTF Finance has been helping New Zealanders to do more. This scholarship provides young Kiwis with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skill, so they can take on new challenges and experiences that may not otherwise be available.


Who can apply?

MTF Finance is looking for the legends of tomorrow; the sporting greats, the performers, the change-makers. We're looking for promising New Zealanders aged 13-21 years.


What you need to do

Applications for Round 1 closed on 28 May 2021. Round 2 applications open 1 August 2021.

How we assess your application

Applications will be submitted to a process tailored to the three categories (sport, academia and entrepreneurship and music and arts). The judging panel will consist of Glen Todd (MTF Finance CEO), Avalon Biddle (New Zealand Champion Motorcycle Racer and MTF Finance Future Legends Scholarship Ambassador) and an independent legendary sporting great, entertainer or change maker.

Scholarship selection is at the discretion of MTF Finance. To ensure your privacy, information on selection criteria and other applicant details are confidential.

For more information, see the Terms and Conditions


Being the ambassador for a programme like this is a real privilege!

New Zealand champion motorcycle racer Avalon Biddle has been appointed the official ambassador for the programme. Biddle made sporting history in 2019 when she became the first woman to win New Zealand's Supersport 600 title, a coveted crown of New Zealand motorcycle racing.

Watch the video to learn more

Got a question?

Check out the Terms and Conditions or email marketing@mtf.co.nz