Schol­ar­ships for sports stu­dents

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Ap­pli­ca­tions are now open for the 2014 Bay of Plenty Polytech­nic High Per­for­mance Academy Sports Schol­ar­ship Awards.

The schol­ar­ships are open to any stu­dent study­ing a full-time pro­gramme at the Polytech­nic and who are play­ing a SPARC recog­nised sport at a na­tional or in­ter­na­tional level.

Aim­ing to pro­vide sup­port for stu­dents to achieve a high aca­demic stan­dard in a pro­gramme of their choice, whilst seek­ing ex­cel­lence in their sport­ing code, the schol­ar­ships keep lo­cal ath­letes in the re­gion, al­low­ing them to com­pete at a high level while gain­ing a ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion.

‘‘ The High Per­for­mance Academy Sports Schol­ar­ships are a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity for ath­letes to fur­ther their aca­demic and sport­ing goals hand in hand,’’said Peter Som­mers, Group Leader Sport & Re­cre­ation.

‘‘In the past stu­dents have par­tic­i­pated in a va­ri­ety of sports at In­ter­na­tional level such as hockey, vol­ley­ball, surf life­sav­ing and rugby and stud­ied a va­ri­ety of aca­demic pro­grammes such as marine science, busi­ness man­age­ment and sport and re­cre­ation. The schol­ar­ships cover course fees, paid for a max­i­mum of two years.

Suc­cess­ful stu­dents are also al­lo­cated 10 hours per an­num ac­cess to sports sup­port ser­vices such as sports science, testing, and life­style sup­port.

They will also be given a High Per­for­mance Academy kit, con­sist­ing of track suit and t-shirt.


Tal­ented bunch: Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate’s se­nior con­cert band has earned a sil­ver award at the New Zealand Con­cert Bands’ As­so­ci­a­tion fes­ti­val for the se­cond year run­ning. Con­ducted by mu­sic teacher Blair Stan­bridge, the band was one of two in­ter­me­di­ate en­trants at the fes­ti­val held in Tau­ranga ear­lier this month.

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