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Scholarships for high performing students

Scholarships for high performing students

Three high flying UCOL students have received scholarships to help them complete their Bachelor of Human Performance degrees.

The scholarships are awarded annually to UCOL students with strong scholastic records, by the Graduate Women Manawatu Charitable Trust. Trust spokesperson Lucy Marsden says the Trust is committed to supporting academic achievement by women, using funds raised from the rental of academic regalia, including graduation gowns.

This year’s Trust scholarships go to three students from UCOL’s Bachelor of Human Performance programme.

Two of the recipients, Raewyn Walker and Roseanne Chee, receive scholarships worth $2000. A third, Johanna Young, receives $1000.

Human Performance Programme Leader Dean Rankin says all three are in the final year of study for the Bachelor of Human Performance. “They are all committed to their study and consistently achieve A grades across all papers. They are well placed to contribute in the fields of fitness, sport and health after they graduate. I predict a bright future for all three women.”

Dean says UCOL and its students are grateful for the support and validation shown by the Trust in its award of scholarships to high achieving women students.

Raewyn Walker is described as “extremely motivated.” As well as her UCOL study she works as a police officer 20 hours a week. She is very involved in many areas of sporting and social life throughout the community, an involvement which has strongly supported her learning and enabled her to gain valuable experience. Raewyn says she is looking forward to using her degree back in the community, working with young people.

Rosanne Chee started study for the Human Performance degree as an elite athlete who wanted to learn more to improve her performance. She sets herself very high standards and works hard to achieve her goals. Roseanne is a successful sports trainer, applying the knowledge gained through her studies. She describes herself as “a perfectionist with strong willpower and motivation”.

Johanna Young is a mother of two young children who has had to manage the demands of her family while studying. She works long hours to ensure she achieves at a very high standard. In future, she plans to apply her knowledge and practical skills working in the health and fitness industry, especially supporting overweight or obese New Zealanders to improve their health status.
UCOL’s three year Bachelor of Human Performance degree programme gives students the knowledge and practical skills required to make a valuable contribution to the exercise-related area of health or sport performance.

Teaching staff are registered exercise/sports scientists with strong practical and clinical experience, who are committed to student learning. High-tech, accredited, exercise testing laboratories and a fully equipped gym support applied and industry-focused learning.

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