Central Lakes Trust

Central Lakes Trust (CLT) today announce the names of 50 students from across five secondary schools each receiving a scholarship valued at $2,500 for further education in 2022.

The announcement comes in lieu of what would normally be an official awards ceremony held each year on the Tuesday following Labour weekend.

CLT chair Linda Robertson says, “Cancelling our scholarship ceremony was a difficult decision, it wasn’t made lightly, but regrettably due to current COVID alert level 2 restrictions, the logistics of bringing together 50 students and their parents, from multiple schools wasn’t going to work in terms of maintaining social distancing.”

“While it’s disappointing not be able to get together to share in the celebration of these student’s achievement, each and every one of them should be applauded for their efforts, they have done exceptionally well.”

The scholarships aim to assist students in further education beyond secondary school. New to last year’s awards was the inclusion of vocational scholarships.

“The addition of CLT vocational scholarships is to specifically recognise the importance of vocational knowledge and skills and the importance vocational roles play in our society’s future,” says Chief Executive, Susan Finlay.

Nine vocational scholarships were awarded, alongside seven Pioneer Energy science and technology scholarships, and 34 tertiary scholarships.

“While it’s disappointing not to be able to hold our formal celebration and give the recognition each student deserves, we’re very pleased to be able to continue to support young people undertaking further education.

In the 15 years this programme has been running we’ve helped 584 young people, to a total value of $1,426,500,” Ms Finlay says.

Students from the five high schools in the CLT region were eligible to apply through their school.

The selection criteria considers various factors including the applicant’s academic record, all-round qualities and achievements.

Ms Robertson says “there are few better investments we can make in the future success of our community and this region, than to invest in our young people.

To our 50 highly deserving students, well done and best wishes for your future studies.”

Since 2015 Meyer Cruden Engineering have offered a scholarship and summer internship to go to an eligible first year engineering student.

This year’s award goes to Georgie Bruce of Mt Aspiring College.

The successful recipients in order by school, are:

Cromwell College

Jayde Wilson CLT Tertiary

Jemmimah McComb-Rae CLT Tertiary

Ken Dela Cruz CLT Vocational

Samantha Earl PEL Science & Technology

Dunstan High School

Aja Tāte-Bell CLT Tertiary

Brooke Williams CLT Tertiary

Caitlyn Henderson CLT Tertiary

Delicia O’Brien CLT Tertiary

Hanna Scarlet CLT Tertiary

Joshua Allan CLT Tertiary

Lucas Olsen PEL Science & Technology

Māia Adams CLT Tertiary

Neave McHugh-Smith CLT Tertiary

Neleah Manderson CLT Tertiary

Nick Collier CLT Tertiary

Sofia Hviid PEL Science & Technology

Steven Worthington CLT Vocational

Tansy Kerrisk CLT Tertiary

Thomas Begg CLT Vocational

Mount Aspiring College

Aleisha Turner CLT Vocational

Annabel Hutchison CLT Tertiary

Emma Davies CLT Tertiary

Holly Gibson CLT Tertiary

Jack Willson PEL Science & Technology

Lucy Fenton CLT Tertiary

Lucia Brown CLT Vocational

Maisy Millwater CLT Vocational

Meg Thomas CLT Tertiary

Olivia Connolly PEL Science & Technology

Tesoro Levy CLT Tertiary

Tess Treadwell-Burke CLT Tertiary

Roxburgh Area School

Ben Robb CLT Tertiary

Georgia Buchan CLT Tertiary

Wakatipu High School

Allegra Boyd Slawson CLT Vocational

Bella Archibald CLT Tertiary

Carmen Woodhouse CLT Tertiary

Dillon Bouchier CLT Tertiary

Fineen Hingston CLT Tertiary

Finley Young CLT Vocational

Grace Hall CLT Tertiary

Hannah Battrick PEL Science & Technology

Jasmine Crichton CLT Tertiary

Kate Edmonds CLT Tertiary

Linus Richie CLT Tertiary

Louis Brabant CLT Vocational

Marigold Kunath CLT Tertiary

Niki Nakao PEL Science & Technology

Olivia Read CLT Tertiary

Paige Loggenberg CLT Tertiary

Todd Vermeir CLT Tertiary

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