Tuesday, 04 November 2014 15:01

Oceania Dairy launches scholarship programme

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SECONDARY SCHOOL students within the Waimate and Waitaki Districts will soon be able to apply for a new scholarship.

 The recently launched Oceania Dairy Scholarship is aimed at students who are in the process of completing their secondary schooling and expect to move into further education or training next year.

"The scholarship is an important part of our commitment to the communities in which we operate," says Oceania Dairy chief executive Aidan Johnstone,

"We are encouraging an organisational culture of investing in people and supporting local communities.

"We can think of no better way of demonstrating that culture by supporting young people as they move from secondary school education to further education or training," says Johnstone.

The successful applicant will receive $3,000 annually for up to three years, as well as the opportunity for paid work experience during study or training breaks.

"Tertiary education is an expensive undertaking so this scholarship provides impressive support." says principal of Waimate High School, Janette Packman,

"It is great to have this encouragement for students to enter into and work in the dairy industry which makes a significant contribution to the local economy."

Applications for the 2015 scholarship close on 30 November 2014 and the successful applicant will be announced before the end of the year.

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