Scholarship for Pacific students on offer

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Pacific Students

Scholarships on offer: Pacific students at the University of Waikato are encouraged to apply for the Edna Money Scholarships.

Pacific students at the University of Waikato will get a boost to their studies with two scholarships on offer.

The Edna Money Scholarship for Pacific Academic Excellence worth up to $3000, and the Edna Money Scholarship for Pacific Academic Achievement worth up to $1000 are on offer to undergraduate students from the University who are of Pacific Island descent.

Encouraging academic success

Senior Policy Adviser Pacific, Elena Fa’amoe-Timoteo says the scholarships are an encouraging incentive for Pacific Island students.

“These scholarships are about acknowledging excellence and academic success of Pacific students. It’s also about encouraging further study at the University of Waikato,” she says.

Edna Money

The scholarships come as part of a $1 million bequest from the estate of Edna Money who passed away in 2013 at age 94.

She was a Morrinsville farm owner, accountant and philanthropist and is thought to be one of New Zealand’s first female qualified accountants.

The bequest has become part of the University’s Endowment Fund with the interest earned funding the scholarships.

How to apply

Applicants should be current undergraduate students at the University of Waikato of Pacific Island descent, and must be a New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

Scholarship applications are open until 31 March. Further information and application forms can be found on the Pacific  at Waikato webpage.

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