July 17, 2014
Maori education scholarships awarded
Three top Maori students will get a huge boost to their studies tonight with the award of the Rose Hellaby Maori Education Foundation postgraduate scholarships.
They are among 42 tauira who will be helped by the fund this year.
Diane Koti from Ngati Porou and Maniapoto is working on a doctorate in clinical psychology at Massey University, with a research focus on the relationship and communications between clinical staff and terminally ill Maori patients and their whanau at palliative care services.
She will get $15,000, as will Aidan Joblin-Mills from Ngati Porou, who is pursuing a masters degree in biomedical science at Victoria University, majoring in chemical genetics and cell molecular bioscience.
Robert Brooks from Waikato-Maniapoto and Nga Puhi will get $30,000 to help towards his studies for a doctorate of organic chemistry at Oxford University in England.
Mr Brooks entered Waikato University aged 13 and completed his bachelor’s degree from the school of science and engineering when he was 17.
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