Schol­ar­ship for ‘big dream­ers’

Central Otago Mirror - - WHAT’S ON - DASHA KUPRIENKO

A Queen­stown com­pany is of­fer­ing a schol­ar­ship for big dream­ers and high achiev­ers in the re­gion.

Five thou­sand dol­lars is up for grabs from Roost Mort­gage Bro­kers for a talented New Zealan­der of any age.

Queen­stown branch man­ager Emma Pullar said the com­mu­nity was rich with cre­ativ­ity.

The re­gion was full of ’’am­bi­tion, tal­ent and drive’’ and the com­pany was keen to sup­port


‘‘The spirit of the peo­ple we learn about is as­tound­ing and we are proud to pro­vide a help­ing hand to those with such epic dreams,’’ Pullar said.

The schol­ar­ship win­ner in 2012, Holly Mathieson, said $10,000 made her dream of be­ing an in­ter­na­tional or­ches­tral con­duc­tor be­come true.

‘‘As a cre­ative artist start­ing out, every­thing we do is ei­ther un­paid, or we pay for the priv­i­lege, and it’s that way for many years.’’

Mathieson said the per­fect ap­pli­cant would be some­one who has a project in mind and not just a hobby.

‘‘This is for big dream­ers, high achiev­ers, peo­ple with in­cred­i­ble drive and de­ter­mi­na­tion.

‘‘If you would be happy throw­ing your­self at your project with­out pay or recog­ni­tion for the next 20 years, then you’re do­ing the right thing. This award will help you turn it into a sus­tain­able re­al­ity.’’


Holly Mathieson, now an in­ter­na­tional or­ches­tral con­duc­ter, was a schol­ar­ship win­ner in 2012.

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