Mayoral funding for our students
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.’’