Scholarships ease pupils’ tertiary burden
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