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.

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