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Scholarship For Waitakere Student

Scholarship For Waitakere Student

Waitakere City Council is looking at a $5000 scholarship for one lucky student.

The Council has a memorandum of Understanding with UNITEC which will see, among other things, the joint development of a major library in Henderson over the next few years.

Mayor Bob Harvey says a Council funded scholarship would build on that.

“For too long our young people have left school, with little or no qualifications,” he says. “And those who have gone on to further study have had to do so outside of their own City.

“Now that UNITEC has established in Henderson a world of educational opportunities have opened up. But for many families paying for their teenage son or daughter to get further qualifications is a real struggle. I’d like to see the Council do something really concrete to help out.”

The Mayor has suggested that the money fully fund the first year’s fees for a full-time degree course at Unitec’s Waitakere campus.

A report will come back to the Council’s October meeting outlining how any scholarship would be structured and funded.

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