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Talented Kiwis To Apply For Scholarships

Published: Tue 7 Mar 2000 04:00 PM
TALENTED KIWIS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR AMP SCHOLARSHIPS
AMP is encouraging talented New Zealanders to apply for a 2000 AMP Scholarship.
AMP General Manager John Drabble said the scholarships are open to people of any age and background who can demonstrate that they have the ability and attitude to succeed in their chosen field.
“AMP is looking for local people with a ‘can do’ attitude to apply for a scholarship. We’ve deliberately kept the criteria for the scholarships as wide as possible to encourage anyone with a goal and a ‘go get it’ attitude to apply.
“Having a dream or goal isn’t something that is restricted to young people or just to people with sporting or artistic talent. We hope the scholarships will encourage people with a passion for achieving their goals to come forward and share their vision and plans for the future with the rest of the country and their community.”
1999 AMP Scholarship recipient Mark Inglis said the scholarship “has made all the difference to me achieving my goals and achieving them faster.
“The scholarship has meant I have been able to focus all my attention on my performance and on being the best I can be.”
Mark applied for an AMP Scholarship to help him to develop a lower limb prosthesis specifically designed for cycling in international competitions. Mark aims to develop the prosthesis in time to help him qualify for the Sydney Paralympics in 2000.
Mr Drabble said the scholarships aim to assist talented New Zealanders to achieve their dreams.
“At AMP, one of our goals is to assist the customers we work with to have the life they want through planning and thinking ahead. We also recognise that working towards a goal can be a hard and sometimes lonely pursuit.
“Through the scholarship programme we hope to support kiwi talent and to nurture our sporting, arts, business, community and science champions of the future. We also hope our scholarship winners will inspire other New Zealanders to live their dreams.”
Mr Drabble said AMP is offering a number of one year scholarships worth up to $3000 and up to two premium scholarships worth up to $20,000 per year over two years. Applications close on 30 April and application packs are available by calling 0800 AMP GO4IT (0800 26 74 64) or from the AMP website www.amp.co.nz.
For more information contact:
AMP Sponsorship Manager Jon Slack
Ph 04-498-8433 Mobile 021-650-384

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