13 scholars this year
Thirteen students have been awarded Whitireia Secondary School Leaver Fee Scholarships for 2012.
The students, all straight from secondary schools in the greater Wellington region have been given $4000 towards their first year of degree or diploma level study at Whitireia.
The students, who were acknowledged at a recent luncheon at Whitireia, are Melania Faraimo, Keenan Masters, Daniel Raika, Nathan Waddle, Joel Hopping, Arishma Singh, Rachel Findlay, Amy Taylor, Trisha Wee, Miriam Sprinks, Agatha Brown and Letisha Phillips.
This is the fourth year Whitireia has offered scholarships to students in the region.
Of the 80 scholarship recipients, 13 have gone on to graduate from Whitireia with their academic qualification, three of those have continued on to higher tertiary study at Whitireia and two have graduated twice.
Another seven scholarship recipients will graduate at the end of 2012, while 40 are completing their studies.
Awarded: Whitireia secondary school leavers scholarship recipients, from left; back row, Melania Faraimo, Keenan Masters, Daniel Raika, Nathan Waddle, Joel Hopping; front, Arishma Singh, Rachel Findlay, Amy Taylor, Trisha Wee, Miriam Sprinks; Absent: Agatha Brown, Letisha Phillips.