In­surer helps to plant the seeds of a ru­ral ed­u­ca­tion

Matamata Chronicle - - Rural Delivery -

Ru­ral in­surer FMG is ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for its ter­tiary agri­cul­ture schol­ar­ship pro­gramme.

Each year FMG pro­vides two promis­ing stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to de­velop their tal­ents by con­tribut­ing $4000 to­wards their tuition fees for each year of their un­der­grad­u­ate agri­cul­ture de­gree at Lin­coln or Massey Univer­sity.

Gen­eral man­ager ad­vice and in­surance Con­rad Wilk­shire said FMG was com­mit­ted to help­ing ru­ral New Zealand thrive.

‘‘We have a long and rich ru­ral his­tory so it makes sense that we in­vest in the fu­ture of New Zealand’s agri­cul­tural in­dus­try,’’ he said.

‘‘We’re proud to be as­so­ci­ated with the in­no­va­tion, ed­u­ca­tion and lead­ers that will take New Zealand farm­ing into the fu­ture’’. The FMG Agri­cul­ture Schol­ar­ship was launched in 2006 to cel­e­brate the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s cen­ten­nial.

FMG’s Agri­cul­ture Schol­ar­ships have al­ready given 15 stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to con­trib­ute to the agri­cul­ture sec­tor.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for 2013 schol­ar­ships are open un­til De­cem­ber 15 and suc­cess­ful schol­ars will be an­nounced by early March.


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