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Impressive Result for our Student Scholarship Winners for 2023

Dan Russell —

This year we celebrate the achievements of our scholarship winners.

These deserving students demonstrated the values of the scholarship requirements across several universities: academic achievement, resilience, leadership, excellence, cultural contributions, social engagement, overcoming adversity, and many other indicators. These students are thoroughly deserving of financial and personal support, and these scholarships will provide an amazing boost as they kickstart their tertiary journey. With the fees, cash, catered accommodation, summer school programmes and mentoring support, this photo from our Prizegiving Evening represents half a million dollars that Universities have invested in Te Aratai College students for their future pathways. An amazing achievement. 

Winners of University of Canterbury scholarships, which covered full tuition fees for a full-time undergraduate degree programme included: Ashlin Chandra, Manisha Baines, Elise Lester, Ivo Baguingey (including a UC Hiranga Scholarship for Academic Excellence worth $5000), Fane Ngauamo (including a Takere Scholarship and Pasifika Excellence Scholarship worth up to $19,000 per year to contribute towards on-campus accommodation), Harmony Rayner (including a Takere Scholarship), Rowan Templeton (including UC Hiranga Scholarship for Academic Excellence and a UC Horomata Scholarship worth up $11,000 in cash and tuition for an opportunity to participate in a UC-sponsored leadership programme) and Maddie Wilmot (including a Takere Scholarship). 

Our University of Otago 150th Entrance scholarship winners, worth $14,000 over two years, were: Sophie Watson and Kaltan Kazkos-Gardner. And our Massey University Business School Scholarship winner, worth $1000 towards any Business course at Massey University, was Azkiya Mohammed.

A massive congratulations to these exceptional students and we wish them all the best for their future studies.