Help­ing stu­dents

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There’s an­other great op­por­tu­nity com­ing up for stu­dents from the Wai­hou-Pi­ako rivers zone to get a ter­tiary stud­ies schol­ar­ship worth up to $6000.

Waikato Re­gional Coun­cil’s Roger Har­ris Schol­ar­ship for 2017 is avail­able to those in­tend­ing to study or al­ready study­ing civil engi­neer­ing or re­source man­age­ment, with a par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on river and catch­ment man­age­ment.

Last year’s schol­ar­ship was awarded to Mor­rinsville stu­dent Eleanor van Bys­ter­veldt and was pre­sented at the Wai­hou Pi­ako catch­ment com­mit­tee meet­ing.

Eleanor, who com­pleted her sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion at Hau­raki Plains Col­lege, is in her first year at Auck­land Univer­sity study­ing to­wards a Bach­e­lor of Civil Engi­neer­ing.

The schol­ar­ship is ded­i­cated to help­ing stu­dents whose fam­i­lies live in the coun­cil’s Wai­hou-Pi­ako rat­ing zone.

Ap­pli­cants should sub­mit a cur­ricu­lum vi­tae in­clud­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions, copies of NCEA re­sults and in­for­ma­tion on ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties, and in­for­ma­tion that demon­strates their skills and at­tributes.

Ap­pli­ca­tions, which close on De­cem­ber 9 and should be sent to: The Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Waikato Re­gional Coun­cil, Pri­vate Bag 3038, Waikato Mail Cen­tre. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Karen Bot­ting on (07) 862 8376 or 0800 800 401.

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