Joe in line for second scholarship
Joe Payton from Hastings is up against eight other nominees across New Zealand to win a $5000 AMP People’s Choice Scholarship, after receiving a $5000 AMP regional scholarship — to help him achieve his dream of launching Victory Vault, NZ’s first dedicated sports development platform.
All nine AMP regional scholarship recipients from around New Zealand are eligible for the People’s Choice Scholarship after they were successful in securing the regional scholarship for their respective regions.
Describing his dream, 39-year-old Joe says his business Victory Vault will provide a portal for individuals, professionals and organisations to learn and grow from a dedicated sports development platform. His dream is to help young, talented sports people reach their goals of representing their country.
“The AMP people’s choice scholarship will assist us to get our startup, Victory Vault to market.”
AMP managing director Blair Vernon says the talent, dedication and courage of the 2018 AMP scholarship applicants meant it was extremely rewarding as well as particularly challenging to choose this year’s talented recipients.
“This year AMP will provide up to $200,000 to help inspirational and gifted New Zealanders of all ages and from all walks of life who have the courage to chase their dreams — whether it’s a desire to start a new business, launch a social enterprise or to win gold for New Zealand at the Olympics, we can help turn their dream into reality.
“Since 1998 AMP is proud to have granted more than $2.4 million towards helping over 300 everyday Kiwis realise their dreams and to contribute in meaningful and profound ways to our communities.
“We will continue to help foster greatness in our gifted dreamers and we look forward to helping talented Kiwis like Joe go on to achieve tremendous things.”
Voting for the People’s Choice Scholarship is open to the public now and closes on October 21.
The successful recipient will receive $5000 from AMP.
This year AMP Scholarships celebrates 20 years of its scholarship programme. The company is an advocate of everyday Kiwis who start with a dream, work ethic and an indomitable will to succeed.
■ To learn more about AMP Scholarships and to vote in People’s Choice visit: amp.co.nz/scholarships
Joe Payton (left), manager, Hawke’s Bay Rugby Academy and Quinn Fogarty, Central Hawke’s Bay College, Waipukurau, taking part in an EIT Eastern Institute of Technology Magpies rugby training workshop at Tamatea High School last year.