Schol­ar­ships ease fees at ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

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