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Applications for 2008 AMP Scholarships Now Open

1 April 2008

Applications for the 2008 AMP Scholarship Programme are now open.

AMP is delighted to announce that applications for the 2008 AMP Scholarship Programme are now open. Now in its tenth year, the programme offers scholarships to help up to 14 New Zealanders achieve their dream in their chosen field.

The 2008 scholarship recipients will share in a pool of up to $200,000 including a premium pool of up to $80,000. Last year 13 recipients received scholarships of $10,000 each and two premium scholarship winners were announced. Recipients also receive the opportunity for mentoring and support from within the AMP business.

Scholarship applicants, who live in regions where they are offered, can also, for the first time, apply for one of four regional scholarships. The regional scholarships, valued between $1000 and $5000 each, are to be offered by AMP Adviser Businesses. The regional scholarships are:

• Rothbury Risk & Investment Services Scholarship for the Auckland and Canterbury regions,
• Rothbury Financial Services Scholarship for the Bay of Plenty, Waikato region,
• Heartland Insurance & Investment Scholarship for the Taranaki region and AMP Powerhouse Financial Services Scholarship for the Nelson, Marlborough region.

The AMP Scholarship Programme is open to New Zealand residents of any age, background and ethnicity,who can demonstrate the ability and attitude to succeed in their chosen field. To date more than seventy inspiring AMP Scholarship winners have pursued their dreams in fields as diverse as virtual ovary and virtual heart development, snowboarding, golfing, sustainable design, dance, documentary making, child cancer research and shoe design.

Aspiring applicants for the AMP Scholarships can apply online at . Applications must be received by midnight on 30 June 2008. The successful scholarship recipients will be announced in October.



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