Schol­ar­ships dead­line

The Northland Age - - Local News -

The dead­line for five ter­tiary schol­ar­ships of­fered by Ru­ral Women New Zealand falls on Fri­day March 1, and ed­u­ca­tion port­fo­lio con­venor Sue Hig­gins ex­pects keen in­ter­est.

“De­spite the cur­rent gov­ern­ment’s firstyear fees-free pol­icy, univer­sity re­mains an ex­pen­sive ex­pe­ri­ence for many ru­ral stu­dents who do not have the choice of liv­ing at home to min­imise ex­penses,” she said. “RWNZ is par­tic­u­larly con­cerned about the low rates of stu­dents grad­u­at­ing with agri­cul­tural-based de­grees and the im­pact this will have on the de­vel­op­ment of New Zealand’s ru­ral sec­tor.

“By of­fer­ing our sup­port, RWNZ seeks to make univer­sity more ac­ces­si­ble to young peo­ple liv­ing ru­rally, women and stu­dents over 25 who want to make a dif­fer­ence in their com­mu­ni­ties.”

The March 1 dead­line ap­plies to the Di­a­mond Ju­bilee agri­cul­tural ter­tiary bur­sary, the text book grant for ter­tiary stu­dents, the RWNZ ed­u­ca­tion fund and ter­tiary bur­sary, De­tails can be found at www.ru­ral­women.org.nz

Other RWNZ bur­saries and grants with dead­lines later in the year in­clude the sec­ondary school board­ing bur­sary and the Au­drey Reid grant, aimed at help­ing stu­dents over the age of 25 to fo­cus on sub­jects of ben­e­fit to ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties.

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