Trust gives students a financial leg-up for studies
Fifty students from 10 secondary schools were presented Central Lakes Trust tertiary education scholarships at an official awards function held in Cromwell.
Central Lakes Trust chairman Dr Malcolm Macpherson said the scholarships, which are valued at $2500 each, aim to assist students who study at a New Zealand tertiary institution in 2017.
‘‘We’re very pleased to have found a way to support young people to build their futures. In the years this programme has been running, we’ve helped 334 young people, to a total amount of $801,500.’’
The selection criteria considered the applicant’s academic record, all-round qualities and achievements.
The guest speaker at the function was Sam Johnson, who was founder of the Student Volunteer Army following the Christchurch earthquakes and named the Young New Zealander of the Year in 2012.
Johnson, who is also an advocate and ambassador of several causes, actively volunteers his time to work with youth on disaster resilience and community development. Included with this year’s awards was the Meyer Engineering Scholarship which was presented to Tim Weir from Mt Aspiring College by Carl Meyer, the former world rowing champion and director of Meyer Engineering Limited.
Central Lakes Trust tertiary scholarship recipients at a ceremony in Cromwell.