May­oral fund­ing for our stu­dents

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We all know that ob­tain­ing a de­gree is not cheap so when a schol­ar­ship is of­fered, jump­ing at the op­por­tu­nity can never be a bad thing.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are now open for the South Waikato Dis­trict Coun­cil May­oral Schol­ar­ship Fund and peo­ple plan­ning on study­ing a de­gree course next year, who are 21 years or un­der and liv­ing in the South Waikato, are el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply for it.

Mayor Jenny Shat­tock said she was thrilled to be able to con­tinue to pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for youth in the dis­trict through the May­oral Schol­ar­ship.

‘‘This fund is an ex­cel­lent way to as­sist in youth de­vel­op­ment and ed­u­ca­tion, by sup­port­ing them through their stud­ies,’’ she said.

The coun­cil is of­fer­ing a May­oral Schol­ar­ship over four years to the value of $20,000 ($5,000 per year for a max­i­mum of four years) for an el­i­gi­ble stu­dent ap­pli­cant.

Hu­man Re­sources man­ager Chris­tine Beach said if peo­ple were in­ter­ested in ap­ply­ing for the May­oral Schol­ar­ship they needed to make sure they had sub­mit­ted their ap­pli­ca­tions by Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber, 16.

‘‘Ap­pli­cants must have Nzqaap­proved univer­sity en­trance qual­i­fi­ca­tions, have ap­pro­pri­ate

‘‘This fund is an ex­cel­lent way to as­sist in youth de­vel­op­ment and ed­u­ca­tion, by sup­port­ing them through their stud­ies.’’

ref­er­ences, show ev­i­dence of ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties and have South Waikato res­i­dency,’’ she said.

On com­ple­tion of study, de­pend­ing on the job va­can­cies at the coun­cil, the schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ent may be of­fered em­ploy­ment. If such an of­fer is made, the per­son would be ex­pected to ac­cept the of­fer.

Ini­tial en­quiries should be made to the Hu­man Re­sources Man­ager or visit south­waikato.govt.nz and click on the orange ‘Ap­ply for it tab’ on the right hand side. The suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cant will be an­nounced at the end of Novem­ber.

‘‘The May­oral Schol­ar­ship was first in­tro­duced in 2006, and so far it has helped eight young peo­ple study to­wards their cho­sen ca­reer,’’ Shat­tock said.

‘‘We are proud to con­tinue to sup­port our lo­cal youth through this fund and look for­ward to re­ceiv­ing ap­pli­ca­tions from our tal­ented South Waikato stu­dents.’’

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