Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is proud to announce eleven students have become recipients of the 2016 Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarship.
This is the second year that the scholarship has been available to young people from families with no history of successful university education to complete a university degree.
The Woolf Fisher Trust, established by Sir Woolf Fisher, is one of New Zealand’s largest privately endowed educational trusts. This is the second cohort of students to receive the scholarship.
The Woolf Fisher Trust scholarship covers the direct costs of study for the duration of their undergraduate degree with a nominal value of around $20,000 per scholarship.
The scholarships are for undergraduate degree study at any of the University’s three campuses located in the City, North Shore and Manukau, and annual renewal of the scholarship will be dependent on the satisfactory academic progress of the scholarship recipient.
AUT’s Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack says AUT is helping to inspire future change leaders to study. He says, “Our goal is to encourage these young New Zealanders to change not just their lives by graduating with an AUT degree, but the lives of those in their families and wider communities.”
“We know these students can be change leaders and inspire others to enrol in university study.”
The 2016 Woolf Fisher Trust AUT Scholarship recipients are: