Lauren starts Uni with scholarship
Lauren Ring’s been rewarded.
Ring, aged 18, is in her final days as a high school student at St Paul’s Collegiate in Hamilton.
The Matamata teen is heading to Canterbury University next year with a Leaders of Tomorrow tertiary scholarship and a Canterbury University Scholarship of Excellence.
She was also awarded the University of Canterbury Emerging leadership has Leadership Scholarship.
Both scholarships are awarded for the applicant who has demonstrated all-round ability and who exhibit leadership potential.
The excellence award is for achieving excellence in NCEA levels two and three.
All scholarships offered recipients $6000 to go towards the first years course fees.
Ring is studying engineering, potentially majoring in civil engineering. She is contemplating studying a business.
Ring says she originally planned to study medicine at Otago, but felt engineering was the better option.
She says her parents Guy and Kaye support her choice to do engineering over medicine.
‘‘A lot of people I know who have just finished their first year told me not to do medicine. It’s just so stressful,’’ she says.
Starting university is an exciting adventure for Ring, but it is conjoint degree in finishing up high school and heading out on her own that she is most excited about. ‘‘I quite like it down there.’’ She will be living at the Rochester and Rutherford hall with other students from St Paul’s Collegiate, so she will see plenty of familiar faces.