Applications are now open for the South Waikato District Council Mayoral Scholarship Fund. If you are 21 or under, live in the South Waikato and are planning to start a Degree course of study next year, you are eligible to apply.
"Council continues to place a focus on youth education through our Mayoral Scholarship," said Mayor Jenny Shattock. "The Mayoral Scholarship is one way we can assist in youth development and education by supporting our youth through their studies. When students are finished their chosen studies job opportunities may be available in the South Waikato; and they can start their careers here, giving back to the community they grew up in."
Council is offering two Mayoral Scholarships over four years to the value of $10,000 each ($2,500 per year for a maximum of four years) for two eligible student applicants.
"If you are interested in applying for the Mayoral Scholarship, apply on line by Friday 5 October," said Christine Beach, Council's Human Resources Manager. "Applicants must have NZQA-approved University entrance qualifications, have appropriate references, show evidence of extra-curricular activities and have South Waikato residency."
"Holiday work experience may be offered to the scholarship student during the term of the course of study and if such work is offered, the student would be expected to accept the offer," continued Mrs Beach. "Also on completion of the qualification, depending on the job vacancies at Council, the Scholarship recipient may be offered employment. Again if such an offer is made, the person would be expected to accept the offer.
Initial enquiries should be made to the Human Resources Manager, click on the orange 'Apply for it' tab (right hand side) or follow this link. The successful applicant will be announced at the beginning of November at the School Senior Prizegivings.
"The South Waikato is proud to support its youth through its Mayoral Scholarship since starting the scheme in 2006," continued Mayor Shattock. "This scholarship has helped 11 young people study towards their chosen careers."
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