CLT Scholarship 2020
Fifty students from five secondary schools were presented scholarships at an official awards function held in Cromwell
on the 27th October. The scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, aim to assist student’s in further education beyond
New to this year’s awards ceremony was the addition of vocational scholarships.
“Last year Pioneer Energy came on board offering science & technology scholarships. This year, the addition of CLT vocational scholarships is to specifically recognise the
importance of vocational knowledge and skills and the importance vocational roles play in our society’s future,” says
Chief Executive, Susan Finlay.
Thirteen vocational scholarships were awarded, alongside seven Pioneer Energy science and technology scholarships, and
30 tertiary scholarships.
“We’re very pleased to be able to continue to support young people to build their futures. In the 14 years this
programme has been running we’ve helped 534 young people, to a total value of $1,301,500,” Finlay says.
Students from the five high schools in the CLT region were eligible to apply through their school, provided they meet
all the criteria, and live in the Central Lakes Trust region. The selection criteria consider various factors including
the applicant’s academic record, all-round qualities and achievements.
“There is no better investment we can make in the future success of our community and this region, than to invest in our
young. It was fantastic to see so many worthy students,” says Trust Chair, Linda Robertson.
Since 2015 Meyer Cruden Engineering have offered a scholarship and summer internship to go to an eligible first year
engineering student. At this year’s awards two Meyer Cruden Engineering Scholarships were presented to Jamie Vink (Mt
Aspiring College) and Joshua Jukes (John McGlashan) by Director, Carl Meyer and Business Manager, Katie Lindsay.
The guest speaker at the function was Nigel Latta.
Finlay says, Nigel is a renowned psychologist, TV presenter, author, documentary producer and sought-after speaker. His
speech on resilience really resonated with the audience. In a world where resilience is more important than ever, it was
not only great to be able to have him here, but poignant to hear his wisdom.
For our scholars, and indeed the entire community; it has been a tough year. Our ability to cope with uncertainty and be
resilient through the times ahead, was a key focus in what Nigel addressed, and forms the backbone of the Central Lakes
Trust organised ‘Nigel Latta Resilience Tour through Central Lakes’ community events commencing tonight in Alexandra.
The successful recipients in order by school, are:
Thomas PaulDunstan High School
Elizabeth WellsMount Aspiring College
Olly ThomasRoxburgh Area School
Mackenzie ReidWakatipu High School
Juliana Rossi Macaes
Lucy TullochPioneer Energy Scholarships
Mia Dicey (Cromwell College)
Reece Michelle (Dunstan High School)
Ruby Shaw (Dunstan High School)
Michael Gealogo (Mount Aspiring College)
Abigail Winter (Mount Aspiring College)
Zachary Barham (Wakatipu High School)
Erin McDonald (Wakatipu High School)