April 14, 2016
Future judges and doctors among Ngarimu scholars
A student doing a masters' degree at Harvard Law School in the United States has won a Ngarimu Scholarship worth $15,00 a year for two years.
Kingi Snelgar's aspiration is to eventually become a Supreme Court Justice.
This year's $25,000 doctoral scholarship went to Diane Koti, who is studying to become a clinician and wants to establish a kaupapa Maori end-of-life care facility.
The undergraduate recipients of the presigious scholarships are law and commerce student Herewini Ammunson, medical student Samantha Jackson, and Hariata Rongo Dalton Reedy, who is studying Maori visual arts.
Education Minister Hekia Parata says the five stood out in the 114 applications received this year.
The winners were recognised at a ceremony in parliament last night.
Applications for the 2016/17 round will open on 2 May 2016 and close in September.
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