Ter­tiary schol­ar­ships

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Applications are now open to prospec­tive first­time ter­tiary stu­dents aged be­tween 17 and 25, for the Mike Pero Mortgages Foun­da­tion Schol­ar­ship Pro­gramme 2010.

Three ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion schol­ar­ships are of­fered, two worth $5000 and one worth $2500, for any recog­nised pro­gramme of full­time ter­tiary study in New Zealand.

The pro­gramme, now in its fourth year, proved pop­u­lar last year with more than 600 applications na­tion­ally.

Mike Pero Mortgages chief ex­ec­u­tive Shaun Ri­ley says the foun­da­tion re­alises the im­por­tance of ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion but is aware of the costs.

“In to­day’s cur­rent cli­mate, it can be a chal­lenge for stu­dents and their fam­i­lies.

“It may even be the rea­son some do not at- tend uni­ver­sity or poly­tech.

“The schol­ar­ships will help re­move this bar­rier for at least three tal­ented young stu­dents and is an­other way Mike Pero Mortgages is help­ing the com­mu­ni­ties it works in.”

Ap­pli­ca­tion forms are avail­able on­line at www. mikepero.co.nz, and close 6pm Thurs­day, Au­gust 27. Suc­cess­ful re­cip­i­ents will be an­nounced in Novem­ber.

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