Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Student Presented With $10K Mike Pero Scholarship

Media Release: 15 December 2006

Wellington Student Presented With $10,000 Mike Pero Scholarship

Mike Pero has presented Bishop Viard College student Christopher Blackford with the inaugural Mike Pero Mortgages Foundation Scholarship, worth $10,000.

Christopher Blackford won a $10,000 head start to his tertiary education after being named the overall winner of the 2007 Mike Pero Scholarship Programme earlier this month.

The presentation was made at the Porirua, Wellington school¹s Annual Prize Giving ceremony in front of around 500 students, teachers and parents.

Christopher Blackford will use the scholarship money to put towards his Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology at Victoria University.

The Mike Pero Mortgages Foundation Scholarship Programme was a nationwide initiative open to all New Zealand citizens, aged between 17 and 25, embarking on their first year of tertiary study.

The Scholarship Programme had only planned to make only one award in its inaugural year but due to the high calibre of applications, two additional awards of $2500 have been awarded. These were to Devon Latoa of Waitakere City (Auckland) and Tamara Poi of Timaru.

The Scholarship was the first programme launched by the recently formulated Mike Pero Foundation, which has been created by Mike Pero Mortgages to deliver programmes that will benefit the community.

Applicants were required to complete an application form detailing their academic, cultural and community achievements and interests as well as their intended course of study and why they had chosen it.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Stage: Wellington’s Theatre Awards To Go Ahead

The Wellington Theatre Awards will go ahead despite a devastating year for New Zealand’s creative sector. Wellington Theatre Awards Trust Chair Tom Broadmore said, “the creative sector, and Wellington’s vibrant theatre sector has been gutted by the ... More>>

Journalism: An Icon Returns. New-Look North & South Magazine Hits Shelves

One of New Zealand’s most iconic magazines, North & South, is back on the shelves this week – with new independent ownership. The magazine, which has set the benchmark for investigative journalism in New Zealand since 1986, relaunches this week, ensuring ... More>>


Howard Davis: Three New Art Books for Xmas

Massey University and Te Papa Presses have published three new art books just in time for Xmas: Dick Frizzell's Me, According to the History of Art, Railways Studios, celebrating unique examples of government-sponsored advertising and design, and Nature - Stilled, Jane Ussher's extraordinary photographs of flora and fauna from the museum's natural history collections.
More>>



Howard Davis: Inside The King's Head - Girl in the Loft at BATS

Katherine Wyeth weaves together a dramatic tapestry of memory, identity, and legacy, exploring what it was like to grow up in the second oldest operating pub theatre in the UK. More>>

Howard Davis: Fiddling While America Burns - Wellington's T-Bone Cut A Rug

Just a few days prior to the most significant US Presidential elections in decades, local denizens of Lower Hutt's Moera Hall were treated to a broad canvas of musical styles, including tinges of bluegrass, old-time, country, cajun, and zydeco influences. More>>

Howard Davis: Troy Kingi Rules The San Fran

The award-winning Northland musician performed songs from his new record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar, the fourth installment in his 10/10/10 series - ten albums in ten years in ten genres. More>>

Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Rises From The Ashes (& Chris O'Connor Talks)

Simultaneously dreamy and structured, understated and subtle, spacious and hypnotic, The Phoenix Foundation's new album Lifeline includes gorgeous vocal harmonies, lilting lyrics with no lack of wry, self-deprecating humour, and gently weeping guitar parts. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland