Whanganui Chronicle

Applicatio­ns invited for Don Linklater bursary


University students from the Horizons region with an environmen­tal passion are invited to apply for the Don Linklater Memorial Bursary.

The bursary, administer­ed by Horizons Regional Council, awards students in environmen­tal planning and engineerin­g, resource management and environmen­tal modelling – with a particular interest in river and drainage basin dynamics.

Applicatio­ns for the bursary, which is able to be divided among up to four recipients, close on Friday, April 21. A total of $8000 is available.

Horizons councillor Te Kenehi Teira said the bursary helped to fund students in areas which aligned with Horizons’ areas of business.

“It is so important to foster a passion for environmen­tal work in our region, and to be able to support our aspiring leaders in their study is an investment in the future of resource management,” Teira said.

Claire Gordon, one of two previous recipients, is studying for a Bachelor of Science majoring in geography and minoring in environmen­tal science at the University of Canterbury. Gordon was awarded $3000 towards her study and had future aspiration­s to become a farm consultant. The other recipient, Danielle Thompson, is studying for a Bachelor of Engineerin­g, with a particular interest in regenerati­ve planning and developmen­t.

Applicants for the bursary have to be New Zealand citizens or residents and must be from the Horizons region, although they can be studying outside the area. Both undergradu­ate and postgradua­te students can apply.

The selection panel will also consider any connection­s applicants might have to iwi/hapū within the region.

Applicatio­ns for the bursary close at 8am on Friday, April 21, and any shortliste­d applicants will meet with a panel of Horizons councillor­s and staff.

Applicatio­ns can be made online at www.horizons.govt. nz/about-our-region-andcouncil/grants-andsponsor­ship/don-linklaterm­emorial.

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Horizons Regional Council is offering an $8000 bursary to up to four university students.

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