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Scholarships awarded to celebrate 50 years

Scholarships awarded to celebrate 50 years

To mark 50 years since the company was first registered, Sealord has announced a scholarship programme to help employees’ children.

The inaugural Sealord Scholarship has been awarded to Nelson’s Kurt Allen and Jonathan de Smit of Lincolnshire England. Each will receive NZ$5,000 per year to complete their tertiary studies.

Sealord CEO Graham Stuart says he was delighted when employees suggested the scholarship as a way to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary.

“I asked Sealord people to come up with an idea so we could look back on the 50th anniversary and be proud. The Sealord Scholarship is a small but powerful way we can help some young people to prepare for successful careers. It’s a useful contribution given rates of youth unemployment,” says Stuart.

The Sealord Scholarship is for up to NZ$10,000 per year and available to dependents of Sealord employees from around the world. The scholarship will be awarded annually.

Jonathan who turns 19 in November is studying Sociology at the Newcastle University.

“Studying sociology provides a wide understanding of society, social problems and trends and what causes these. I’ll have several potential career directions and the Sealord Scholarship will be a great help in making my degree become a reality,” says Jonathan.

18 year-old Kurt Allen plans to begin his Bachelor of Information Technology at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology in the new year.

“I’ve always enjoyed using computers so the Sealord Scholarship will help me increase my knowledge so I can do what I love as a job. IT is changing every day and is an exciting and creative field,” says Kurt.

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