Ten secondary school students are being awarded nearly $40,000 each to study at the University of Waikato.
As part of the University’s 50th anniversary, the students are all receiving Golden Jubilee School Leaver Scholarships worth $10,000 a year for up to four years.
More than 200 students from across New Zealand applied for the scholarship. Applicants had to demonstrate a high level of academic excellence, leadership potential and community citizenship.
Champions of the UniversityUniversity Vice-Chancellor, Professor Roy Crawford, says he was impressed by the number and exceptional quality of applicants, and sees the scholars becoming champions for the University.
“We are seeing a growing number of our graduates making a contribution globally and these students will be no exception.”
Leadership a focus
As part of the scholarship, the students will develop leadership skills through a tailored personal development programme and will be encouraged to put these in to practice.
In addition, more than 100 secondary school students have been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Award. This flagship scholarship is given to students in recognition of academic excellence and merit in the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), or the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), or International Baccalaureate (IB).