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FMG rewards three aspiring agriculturalists

Published: Tue 3 Mar 2015 12:58 PM
FMG rewards three aspiring agriculturalists
Following a record number of applications, FMG has this year offered an additional place on its Agriculture Scholarship programme – rewarding three outstanding school leavers.
The recipients include; James Robertson from Ohaupo, Hannah Gibb from Feilding and Brianna Bonnar from Katikati. The three students were selected for their exceptional academic, extra-curricular and agricultural achievements.*
“The talent amongst this year’s recipients is quite inspiring, with an impressive number of achievements already under their belts at such a young age,” says FMG’s General Manager HR and Marketing Andrea Brunner.
“It’s incredibly encouraging to see such driven and capable students wanting to further their talents to support the primary sector and we feel privileged to be able to be part of that journey and help them succeed,” says Mrs Brunner.
Given the record number of applications FMG received for its 2015 intake and in recognition of the high calibre of those applications, FMG took the step this year to offer three scholarships – up from the traditional two.
The FMG Agriculture Scholarship programme was set up in 2005, and each year grants 2-3 students $4,000 towards their tuition fees per academic year of their agriculture-based degree at Massey, Lincoln or Waikato.
“As a specialist rural business FMG wants to do what it can to help more young people understand the career options within the primary sector – an industry which brings in 60% of New Zealand’s income. Our scholarship programme is just one way we do this”.
“We’re excited to have James, Brianna and Hannah on our programme and to support them as they continue to contribute to New Zealand’s agricultural landscape. We wish them every success for their studies,” says Mrs Brunner.
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