Press Release – UCOL
Nine highly motivated UCOL students received tangible recognition of their achievements and support for further study, in a scholarship awards ceremony held today.Media Release
22 November 2011
UCOL rewards top scholars
Nine highly motivated UCOL students received tangible recognition of their achievements and support for further study, in a scholarship awards ceremony held today.
The Palmerston North scholarships range in value from $500 to $1000. A total prize pool of $6,750 was available to reward students’ efforts and attracted a high standard of applications.
Bachelor of Fine Arts student Sarah Williams and Diploma in Veterinary Nursing student Lisa Preston are joint winners of the UCOL Scholarship for Effort and Achievement.
Helen Potaka (Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging) and Majella Metuamate (Diploma in Applied Massage Therapies) will share the honour of being this year’s Ralph Flavell Memorial Scholarship recipients.
The Soroptimist Scholarship was awarded to Certificate in Exercise and Sport Performance student, Rochelle Peita.
Certificate in Science and Health student Melanie Collins received the Colleen McPherson Scholarship to support her present studies and future goal to qualify with a Bachelor in Midwifery degree.
Three students were awarded High Achievers Awards: Rebecca Smith (Certificate in Beauty Services), Darren Beasley (Diploma in Furniture Design and Making) and Natasha Pitkethley (Bachelor of Medical Imaging Technology).
Deputy Chief Executive Academic, Bonnie Dewart, who presented the UCOL awards, said UCOL is committed to the success of its students. “We put a great deal of time and effort into finding further ways to help our students meet their study goals. It is wonderful to be able to acknowledge hard work and achievement that includes funds to support students’ continued development. ”