Millions in scholarships for top students
20 May 2014
Millions in scholarships for top students
University study has paid off for 30 students, who today were presented with Freemasons scholarships totalling $208,000. Sir Ray Avery GNZM handed the A-grade students their scholarships in Parliament’s Legislative Council Chamber (subs 20 May).
Nine postgraduate students were awarded a total of $82,000 and 21 university students a total of $126,000. The students are from AUT and Auckland, Waikato, Massey, Victoria, Canterbury, Lincoln and Otago universities.
For the last 36 years, Freemasons New Zealand—through The Freemasons Charity—has funded nearly $4.42 million in scholarships to 1,051 students. Its privately funded university scholarship programme is one of New Zealand’s largest.
When addressing the students, Sir Ray Avery, pharmaceutical scientist, inventor and social entrepreneur, stressed how important it is to always rally talented people.
“No one is as clever as all of us. All great leaders mobilise the skills of everyone into powerful tools to overcome the impossible.”
Freemasons Grand Master John Litton congratulated parents and families of the scholarship recipients. All recipients are actively involved in volunteering and supporting people in their networks and communities. Yet they still manage to achieve consistent excellent academic results. As Mr Litton stated:
“As Freemasons, we see one of the benefits of education being a greater tolerance of other people’s views and opinions. Already you have shown this to be so.”
2014 Freemasons Charity University Scholarship Recipients
|Auckland University of Technology|
|Tim Pratt||Crown Hill, Auckland||PhD in Management | PG|
|Brittany Olsen-Verner||Mangere, Auckland||Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy)|
|University of Auckland|
|Cameron Ellis||Shirley, Christchurch||Masters of Science in Psychology | PG|
|Elisabeth Bolton||Te Awamutu||Bachelor of Science (Honours)|
|Samuel Bookman||Remuera, Auckland||Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours)|
|Andrew McIndoe||Kelburn, Wellington||Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours)|
|University of Waikato|
|Karen Houghton||Taupo||PhD in Microbiology | PG|
|Anthony Baker||Taumarunui||Master of Business Management|
|Lindi Engelbrecht||Rototuna, Hamilton||Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)|
|Alana Scott||Tirau||Bachelor of Business Management|
|Krista Hupman||Albany, Auckland||PhD in Natural Sciences | PG|
|Byron Brooks||Devonport, Auckland||Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)|
|Ashleigh Clark||Feilding||Bachelor of Business Studies|
|Nigel Espie||Whangaparaoa, Auckland||Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business Studies|
|Phillipa Webb||Gisborne||Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism|
|Victoria University of Wellington|
|Taylor Hughson||Thorndon, Wellington||Master of Arts in English Literature | PG*|
|Laura Kranz||Remuera, Auckland||Master of Science in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience | PG*|
|Juliet Bull||Epsom, Auckland||Bachelor of Laws (Honours)|
|Dylan Chambers||Johnsonville, Wellington||Bachelor of Arts (Honours)|
|Brontë Jefferies||New Plymouth||Bachelor of Arts (Honours)|
|Nirajmohan Shivaperumal||Awapuni, Palmerston North||PhD in Food Microbiology | PG|
|Catherine Mountier||Rolleston||Bachelor of Science (Honours)|
|University of Canterbury|
|Samuel Wakelin||Leeston, Christchurch||Master of Arts | PG|
|Nicholas Allan||Hawarden, North Canterbury||Master of Science and Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology|
|Simona Seizova||Wainoni, Christchurch||Bachelor of Science (Honours)|
|Helena Trollope||Ilam, Christchurch||Bachelor of Science|
|University of Otago|
|Gareth Rees||Caversham, Dunedin||PhD in Public Health | PG|
|Anna Hoek Sims||St Clair, Dunedin||Bachelor of Arts (double Honours)|
|Lucy Sulzberger||Ngaio, Wellington||Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)|
|Jennifer Walker||Bucklands Beach, Auckland||Bachelor of Medicine|
PG means scholar awarded a
Post Graduate Scholarship ($10,000).
PG* As these students are recipients of full scholarships, they have each been awarded the maximum allowable amount of $6,000.
All other scholarships are university scholarships ($6,000).