Stu­dent sur­prised with ru­ral schol­ar­ship

Matamata Chronicle - - What’s On - ABBY BROWN

A stu­dent was sur­prised with a schol­ar­ship at the Mata­mata Col­lege se­nior prize­giv­ing.

Bradley Fountain re­ceived the Mata­mata Farm­ers Trust schol­ar­ship worth $1000.

He will be study­ing agri­cul­tural science at Massey Univer­sity in Palmer­ston North. He grew up on a dairy farm and hopes to own a farm one day.

He said if farming doesn’t work out then he will look at go­ing into an­other agri­cul­tural area as the course cov­ers a wide range of sub­jects in­clud­ing sta­tis­tics, eco­nomics, soil agribusi­ness.

The schol­ar­ship will be avail­able ev­ery year from now on to any Mata­mata Col­lege stu­dent look­ing to study agri­cul­tural top­ics at univer­sity, poly­tech or an in­dus­try train­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion.

The trust, which is ad­min­is­tered by the Mata­mata Fed­er­ated Farm­ers, will give Fountain $500 when he reg­is­ters for his course, Mata­mata Fed­er­ated Farm­ers ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber David Wearne said. Fountain will get the other half when he fin­ishes the first term.



The an­nual schol­ar­ship was of­fered for the first time at the De­cem­ber 1 Mata­mata Col­lege se­nior prize­giv­ing.

The money comes from the in­ter­est gained from a build­ing that was sold, and is now Farm­ers. The in­ter­est has also funded a num­ber of projects Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate stu­dents were in­volved in.

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