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:
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