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.

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