Scholarships ease fees at tertiary institutions
Three school leavers from Matamata College have each been awarded a $6000 scholarship to contribute towards their first year of tertiary education at Wintec or the University of Waikato.
The David Johnstone Charitable Trust Science and Education Scholarships are awarded annually to Waikato secondary school students embarking on a science or teaching degree.
Stacey Bates, Laura Counsell and Renae White were among 34 Waikato students to receive the scholarship at a ceremony at Wintec last night.
Renae is studying a media arts degree, specialising in photography at Wintec next year and said the scholarship means she can pay off her first year of fees and save for photography equipment instead.
She aspires to have her own photography business one day, while Laura is going on to study a Bachelor of Science at Waikato University, studying a range of papers including earth, biological and environmental science.
She said she was absolutely over the moon and very grateful to have been awarded the scholarship.
After study she wanted to be able to work in a field that allows her to contribute to her love of the outdoors and environment.
The scholarships were administered on behalf of the David Johnstone Charitable Trust by Perpetual Guardian, a recent integration of Perpetual Trust and Guardian Trust.
This year’s scholarship recipients represent 21 schools in Waikato. Since its inception, the trust has awarded $ 2.4 million in scholarships to about 460 Waikato students to help them further their tertiary education.
Other Matamata College students to receive scholarships included Danielle Campbell ($ 500 Sir George Seymour), Sean Green ($ 1000 High Achiever Canterbury University), Stephen Drysdale ($5000 Excellence Award University of Waikato), Jacob Teers ($5000 Excellence Award University of Victoria) and Kayla White ($5000 Excellence Award University of Victoria).
Various school scholarships have also been presented to Boramey They, Matthew House, Jacob Teers, Michelle Palmer, Russell Wenzlick, Jaime Leach, Philip ten Houte de Lange and Kelly Petersen.