Six UCOL Manawatū students have been rewarded for their effort, dedication to study and the assistance of classmates with scholarships from local Trusts.
The Scholarships were presented by representatives from the Graduate Women Manawatu Trust, and the Palmerston North Jaycee Trust. The scholarship donors have a long history of support for UCOL Manawatū and were delighted with the calibre of applicants.
Scholarship recipients were from a range of different programmes at the Manawatū Campus. The Jaycee Trust Scolarship was awarded to Munu Karki studying the New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy, and Catherine Orlowski Bachelor of Nursing first year, The Graduate Women Manawatū Charitable Trust Scholarship was awarded to Adrienne Jensen, Claire Marara and Tania Frank, all in the third year of the Bachelor of Nursing. . Jamie Uncles studying the New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing received the UCOL Andrew Cliff Award recognising her support of others in their study.
The ceremony was held at the Manawatū campus where successful recipients and their families along with UCOL staff and classmates gathered to celebrate the scholarship awards.
Gianetta Lapsley, Executive Director Quality at UCOL hosted the celebration event. "It was delightful for all who gathered to acknowledge the Scholarship donors' generosity and thoughtfulness of their providing this support. It really makes a difference for a student and their family at just the right time. I was privileged to speak with recipients, their families and our scholarship sponsors following the awards, confirming the extraordinary efforts that our UCOL students make in achieving their educational goals".
Lead image: Andrew Cliff Award recipient Jamie Uncles.
Middle image: Jaycee Trust Scholarship recipients Catherine Orlowski and Munu Karki.
Bottom image: Graduate Women Manawatu Charitable Trust (GWMCT) scholarship recipients and representatives. Back row - Anne Walker (Trustee), and scholarship recipient Adrienne Jensen. Front row - Liz Ponter (Trustee), scholarship recipients Claire Marara and Tania Frank, and Glenda Anthony (Chair of GWMCT) .