July 12, 2013
Scientists get Hellaby study boost
Two Māori women studying overseas are the winners of this year’s Rose Hellaby postgraduate scholarships.
26 year-old Kelly Ratana of Ngāti Tuwharetoa and Ngāti Rangiwewehi is doing a masters degree in marine science and systems ecology at Hawaii Pacific University.
28-year-old Hannah Leckie of Te Aupouri and Ngapuhi is studying water science, policy and management at Oxford University in England.
They each got $30,000 towards their studies.
The Rose Hellaby Māori Education Fund also paid out 30 scholarships of $1000 each to undergraduates studying in the scientific, mathematical or technical fields, and 80 secondary school scholarships of $500 to help Year 9 Māori students who demonstrate financial need and academic ability purchase school uniforms or textbooks.
Rose Hellaby, a member of the Auckland-based meat industry owners, established the fund in 1969, and it has helped almost 5000 Māori students over the past four decades.
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