Twenty UCOL Whanganui students have been rewarded with scholarships from Whanganui businesses and Trusts, following a rigorous selection process.
The Scholarships were presented by representatives from the Akoranga Education Trust, Arthur Wheeler Leedstown Trust, Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, George Bolton Trust, H&A Print and Whanganui Education Trust. The scholarship donors have a long history of support for UCOL Whanganui and were thrilled with the calibre of applicants.
UCOL Whanganui Campus Manager, Bronwyn Paul welcomed each student to the stage as they received their award, outlining their achievements and goals to the supportive crowd. "Students work really hard, they have very busy lives, and are motivated to learn and grow. Scholarships reward the excellence and dedication students apply to their study and their contribution to community and campus life. The Scholarships Committee had a hard time deciding on the successful applicants, as so many of our students are deserving."
"The connection between UCOL students and the supportive community is evident. Everyone works together and it feels really good when students and donors share their stories" said Bronwyn.
Scholarship students are Studying Nursing, Business, Design and Art.
Akoranga Education Trust Schilarship recipients
Fiona Te Haara, Theresa Wakefield, Akoranga Education Trust Chair Graham Adams, Tengaahere Peeti, and Leah Akkerman.
Whanganui Education Trust Scholarship recipients
Corryn Todd, Whanganui Education Trust Chair Stuart Hylton, Sean Hammond, and Elizabeth Mischefski. Arama Tuka (not pictured) aslo received a scholarship.
Wheeler Leedstown Trust Scholarship recipients
Vaieshalee Berridge Renata, Laura Cooper, Te Reo Moana Whakaruru, Arthur Wheeler Leedstown Trust Chair,Hamish Mackay, Rachel Pirere, Marcia Apatu, and Claire Marara.
George Bolton Trust Scholarship recipient
Kate Smith from George Bolton Trust and Leom Tait.
H & A Print Scholarship recipients
Eva Harkness, Marty Vreede from H & A Print, and Zareena Stadnik. Natalia Paki (not pictured) also recieved a scholarship.
Chartered Accountants Australia NZ scholarship reciepient
Cameron Town of Chartered Accountants Australia NZ) and Candice Lillington.