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Variety Seeks Talented Kiwi Kids For Gold Heart Scholarships

Variety Seeks Talented Kiwi Kids For Gold Heart Scholarships

Variety – The Children’s Charity wants to help Kiwi kids reach their full potential in education, music, art, and sport through its Gold Heart Scholarship programme.

Applications for Gold Heart Scholarships are now open. Gold Heart Scholarships provide talented Kiwi kids who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged with up to $5,000 to support their goal, and matches them with a mentor to support them. To apply children should already be proficient in their field and show passion and commitment to achieve a long-term aspirational goal.

A unique aspect of the Scholarship is that each recipient is assigned a leading professional or celebrity mentor to encourage and support them throughout the year. Twelve-year-old Natasha Boon, a 2011/12 Gold Heart Scholarship recipient, says she is very thankful to Variety to all that has been provided for her, including guidance from mentor and acclaimed dancer Nerida Cortese.

“Being a Gold Heart Scholarship Recipient has meant the world to me. It has enabled me to help turn my dreams and goals for the future into a reality. Always remember - never give up on your dreams. With hard work, passion, love of what you do and support from people who care - ANYTHING is possible” she said.

With her scholarship, Rangiora local Natasha is well on her way to becoming a world-class dancer. When she returns home from a competition in Australia later this month, Natasha will attend the New Zealand School of Dance for training throughout the year, where she will major in contemporary dance.

Gold Heart Scholarships form part of Variety’s Future Kiwi Kids programme. The Variety Gold Heart Scholarship Programme makes up to $5,000 available per annum for up to three years to help children who are physically or financially challenged to fulfil their dreams. This could include assisting with tuition fees, personal development, coaching, and the purchase of training equipment, travel or accommodation.

Applications close on March 29, 2013.


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