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Top scholarship for former Kaitaia College student
A late night phone call can be a worrying thing for any parent. But John Bell's folks Allan and Amanda had nothing to worry about when he rang them at about 11.30pm to tell them he had been awarded a Golden Jubilee Scholarships to the University of Waikato.

Social focus for scholarship winner
The newly-announced University of Waikato Golden Jubilee Scholar has plans beyond the three years it will take her to complete a Bachelor of Social Sciences.

No fear of hard work
Cambridge High School's Laura Hetherington is a worker, and proof that dedication and hard work pay dividends. Laura is one of 10 secondary school students from around New Zealand to be awarded a Golden Jubilee scholarship worth up to $40,000 each.

Scholarship winner looks to combat illness
Kelsey Ferris plans to do big things in the science world, and now has a scholarship from the University of Waikato to back her studies. The former Dux of Whangarei Girls' High School is one of 10 Golden Jubilee Scholarship winners, and will receive up to $40,000 that she can put towards her studies.

Jubilee scholars visit campus
Four of the ten Golden Jubilee scholarship recipients visited campus for their first taste of university life.

Nearly $400,000 awarded to future leaders
Ten secondary students are being awarded nearly $40,000 each to study at the University of Waikato.

New scholarship for Pacific students
Pacific people with leadership potential are being encouraged to apply for a new University of Waikato scholarship funded by the estate of the late Morrinsville accountant and farmer Edna Money.

Digging the dirt for the new Law and Management Building
Earthworks are underway for the University's new Law and Management Building, with work on the $20 million-plus building scheduled to take 16 - 18 months.

Flower Fellowship recipient's research to combat water shortage
As the recipient of the Flower Fellowship, doctoral student Jack Pronger will look to address the ongoing impacts of drought on dry land farming.

University launches Jubilee Scholarships
As part of this year's 50th celebrations, the University of Waikato will be offering ten Golden Jubilee School Leaver Scholarships valued at $10,000 per year for up to four years.

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