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BRIGHT FUTURE: Mahia woman Arianna Ormond is studying computing and mathematical sciences at Waikato University with the help of a Rocket Lab tertiary scholarship. Applications are open for the 2018 scholarship.

Applications for Rocket Lab’s 2018 tertiary scholarship are open, offering New Zealand’s future innovators, scientists and engineers an opportunity to get a headstart in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers.

Now in its second year, the scholarship encourages students from the Mahia Peninsula and wider Wairoa district to pursue tertiary study in science, technology and engineering disciplines.

Through the scholarship, one outstanding undergraduate student each year receives up to $5000 a year for tertiary fees for up to four years of study. The recipient will also receive hands-on mentorship from Rocket Lab.

Rocket Lab scholars must have a strong connection to Mahia and Wairoa, demonstrate an interest in science, technology or engineering, and be involved in cultural, community or leadership activities.

The inaugural scholarship was awarded to Mahia’s Arianna Ormond in 2017.

Miss Ormond, who is studying a Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Waikato University, says the scholarship has given her the freedom to focus entirely on her studies.

“These days the first year of university is free but there are still many other expenses involved. I was able to put the first year’s scholarship fees towards accommodation costs, allowing me to focus on study.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with the Rocket Lab team for mentoring as I progress my studies and work towards a career in artificial intelligence.”

Arianna’s university grades have helped her land an internship with Code Avengers, an educational tech company that teaches skills to build websites and apps.

Applications for the Rocket Lab scholarship close on October 30.

For more information and to apply, visit Rocket Lab’s website.

Applications for Rocket Lab’s 2018 tertiary scholarship are open, offering New Zealand’s future innovators, scientists and engineers an opportunity to get a headstart in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers.

Now in its second year, the scholarship encourages students from the Mahia Peninsula and wider Wairoa district to pursue tertiary study in science, technology and engineering disciplines.

Through the scholarship, one outstanding undergraduate student each year receives up to $5000 a year for tertiary fees for up to four years of study. The recipient will also receive hands-on mentorship from Rocket Lab.

Rocket Lab scholars must have a strong connection to Mahia and Wairoa, demonstrate an interest in science, technology or engineering, and be involved in cultural, community or leadership activities.

The inaugural scholarship was awarded to Mahia’s Arianna Ormond in 2017.

Miss Ormond, who is studying a Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Waikato University, says the scholarship has given her the freedom to focus entirely on her studies.

“These days the first year of university is free but there are still many other expenses involved. I was able to put the first year’s scholarship fees towards accommodation costs, allowing me to focus on study.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with the Rocket Lab team for mentoring as I progress my studies and work towards a career in artificial intelligence.”

Arianna’s university grades have helped her land an internship with Code Avengers, an educational tech company that teaches skills to build websites and apps.

Applications for the Rocket Lab scholarship close on October 30.

For more information and to apply, visit Rocket Lab’s website.

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