Schol­ar­ships ease pupils’ ter­tiary bur­den

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Two school leavers from For­est View High School have each been awarded a $6000 schol­ar­ship to pay for their first year of ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion at the Univer­sity of Waikato.

Their wind-fall comes from the David John­stone Char­i­ta­ble Trust Sci­ence and Ed­u­ca­tion Schol­ar­ships.

Steven Far­row and Leah Townsend were among 36 Waikato stu­dents who were ac­knowl­edged at an awards cer- emony in Hamil­ton in front of 200 guests, and guest speaker Com­mon­wealth and Olympic Games chef de mis­sion Rob Waddell. Ms Townsend will study at Win­tec and Mr Far­row will be study for a sci­ence de­gree at the Univer­sity of Waikato.

In to­tal, $ 216,000 was awarded to school leavers from the wider Waikato area.

This year marks the 18th an­niver­sary of David John­stone’s schol­ar­ship for stu­dents, which was es­tab­lished in 1996 as a re­sult of the Waikato farmer’s de­sire to help young peo­ple suc­ceed. The 2014 schol­ar­ships re­ceived 54 nom­i­na­tions, with 36 stu­dents awarded schol­ar­ships. Th­ese stu­dents rep­re­sent 24 schools across the wider Waikato re­gion in Waihi, Te Awa­mutu, Toko­roa, Hamil­ton, Whanga­mata, Mata­mata, Thames, Te Aroha, Te Kauwhata, Cam­bridge and Raglan

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