Paeroa student earns rewards
One Paeroa College student has his tertiary studies all sorted after being awarded two significant scholarships.
Cameron Keeys, 17, has been awarded a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship at Waikato University worth up to $40,000 and a David Johnstone Charitable Trust Scholarship which gives him a further $6000 towards his study.
Cameron said he was stoked to receive the two scholarships.
‘‘I feel very lucky to get them and am very grateful to be able to afford my studies at Waikato,’’ he said.
The Sir Ed scholarship is the university’s premer school leaver scholarship and supports school leaver students to excel in a sporting code, creative or performing art, to achieve high academic standards and to develop leadership qualities through a tailored leadership and personal development programme.
The scholarship is for school leaver and gap year students who demonstrate academic achievement, significant achievement to date and potential to excel further.
Cameron is going to be studying for a Bachelor of Business Analysis and a Bachelor of Science.
The Sir Ed scholarship is worth $10,000 a year for the duration of his studies subject to his continuing to meet the requirements.
The David Johnstone Charitable Trust, has, for the past 20 years annually awarded scholarships to Waikato secondary school students embarking on a science or teaching qualification at the University of Waikato or Wintec.
David Johnstone was born in 1909 to one of the Waikato region’s pioneering farming families and passed away in February 1990.
Johnstone’s farming success was great, however, his overarching desire to have had a better education himself prompted him to leave part of his estate to form the David Johnstone Charitable Trust which has helped 600 students begin their tertiary education.
Paeroa College student Cameron Keeys.