Trust helps 50 students
Fifty students from nine secondary schools each are $2500 better off.
Central Lakes Trust presented the tertiary education scholarships at an awards function held in Cromwell on October 24.
The scholarships, which are valued at $2500 each, aim to assist students who study at a New Zealand tertiary institution next year.
Central Lakes Trust chairman Tony Hill said the trust was pleased to support young people to build their futures.
‘‘In the years this programme has been running we’ve helped 384 young people, to a total amount of $926,500.’’
Applicants had to be between 16 and 19 and have lived in the Central Lakes Trust region for a minimum of two years at the time of application. The applicant’s academic record, all-round qualities and achievements were considered.
Guest speaker was Rez Gardi, who was director and founder of the Kurdish Youth Association in New Zealand and named the Young New Zealander of the Year in 2017 for her services to human rights. She is a solicitor at New Zealand law firm Chapman Tripp in the litigation team, and was a Women of Influence finalist.
Emily Molloy from Wakatipu High School was awarded the Meyer Engineering Scholarship.
Students at a Central Lakes Trust awards ceremony with their tertiary education scholarships.