Scholarships aid TPHS students
Three Te Puke High School students are on the right track to achieving their dream careers thanks to new scholarships.
Travis Moke, Xanthe Barton and Ahiri Heyblom have been awarded between $13,000 and $17,000 each after new scholarship agreements between the Waitaha Charitable Trust and Waikato University, Victoria University of Wellington and Otago University.
The scholarships are exclusive to school leavers who are of Waitaha descent, and cover student accommodation in the university halls of residence and other associated costs.
Te Arangi Anasta, education services manager of Waitaha Charitable Trust, said the trust is “super excited” about the initiative.
“Our focus has been to reduce the financial stress on Waitaha wha¯nau and to enhance student success of our rangatahi, as they embark on their first year tertiary studies,” Te Arangi said. Waiataha-A-Hei / Waikato University Scholarship recipients: Travis Moke/ Te Puke High School: Bachelor of Science majoring in Chemistry Shyanne Erueti/ Tauranga Girls’ College: Bachelor of Arts majoring in Theatre Studies This scholarship is worth $13,500 which includes: accommodation halls of residence for one year; food, power, Wi-Fi, gym; $500 cash Waitaha-A-Hei/Victoria University of Wellington recipients:
Xanthe Barton/ Te Puke High School: Bachelor of Laws majoring in Accounting Ahiri Heyblom/ Te Puke High School: Bachelor of Laws
This scholarship is worth $15,000 which includes: accommodation halls of residence for one year; food, power, WiFi, gym; $500 cash. Waitaha/Otago University Entrance Scholarship recipient:
Teina Grant/ Rotorua Boys’ High School: Bachelor of Science majoring in Maori studies This scholarship is worth $18,000 which includes: accommodation halls of residence for one year; two return flights home; food, power, Wi-Fi, gym; $500 cash.
LEFT: Travis Moke (left) and Shyanne Erueti. ABOVE: Ahiri Heyblom (left) Xanthe Barton.