CMRFU AUT Scholarships

From 2021 onwards, the CMRFU will be looking to award two outstanding young rugby players with scholarships each year which will cover their fees and allow them to study at AUT’s renowned Business School providing they meet the eligibility criteria.

The scholarships have been named after former All Blacks skipper Kieran Read and the late, great Jonah Lomu, who was a dominant force for Counties Manukau in the late 1990s.

Scholarship winners will also be offered two-year contracts with the Union and given official Jonah Lomu merchandise to assist them as they make the transition from amateur to professional rugby.

The two scholarships will allow CMRFU to help develop two up-and-coming young players each year both on and off the field, and the partnership is a great opportunity to provide talented athletes with a chance to better themselves through world-class education.

AUT recognises and supports students to combine the strengths of their non-academic skills with their tertiary education, and the Business School is the ideal place for high-achieving young people to succeed in both pursuits.

The inaugural Jonah Lomu Counties Manukau Rugby Scholarship and the Kieran Read Counties Manukau Rugby Scholarship will be awarded in the coming months with the first two recipients to commence their studies at AUT in 2021.

Kieran Read CMRFU Scholarship here

Jonah Lomu CMRFU Scholarship here