Schol­ar­ship an­nounced

Franklin County News - - OUT & ABOUT -

Coun­ties Power has teamed up with a lo­cal elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing stu­dent.

Buck­land’s Ash­ley Croudis-Bon­ni­face, 22, study­ing a bach­e­lor of en­gi­neer­ing (Hons) at Auck­land Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy, is the re­cip­i­ent of the Coun­ties Power schol­ar­ship.

The schol­ar­ship con­sists of $3000 to­wards fees, paid va­ca­tion em­ploy­ment and work ex­pe­ri­ence. It was open to stu­dents who are en­rolled this year for sec­ond or third year study in elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing.

Coun­ties Power chief ex­ec­u­tive Judy Nicholl said the com­pany’s aim is to sup­port Franklin elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing stu­dents through the schol­ar­ship.

‘‘We’re ex­cited to of­fer this schol­ar­ship and to sup­port a lo­cal stu­dent in the early stages of their en­gi­neer­ing ca­reer. We know how hard it is for stu­dents both fi­nan­cially and in gain­ing rel­e­vant ex­pe­ri­ence, and are thrilled to of­fer this to help nur­ture, sup­port and so­lid­ify young peo­ple’s ca­reers.

‘‘Croudis-Bon­ni­face was a stand-out can­di­date and we look for­ward to hav­ing him on board the team here at Coun­ties Power where this will be a mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial on-go­ing re­la­tion­ship for us all.’’

Croudis-Bon­ni­face, who grew up on a lo­cal ki­wifruit or­chard and was home schooled, said he was ex­tremely hon­oured to have been se­lected for the schol­ar­ship.

Ash­ley Croudis-Bon­ni­face.

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