Six talented young University of Canterbury (UC) students from India have received a 2017 New Zealand Excellence Award, from Education New Zealand (ENZ) this week.
Presented by the Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith, New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) feature scholarships of $5,000, across all eight universities. The scholarships offer an opportunity for Indian students to experience New Zealand excellence in the fields of business, fashion and STEM-related programmes.
Congratulations to the six University of Canterbury award winners:
Arijit Chakraborty (Pune, Maharashtra) Professional Master of Engineering Geolo
Jenny Karathara James (Kochi, Kerala) Master of Applied Data Science
Selva Ganapathy Ramasamy (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Poonam Saini (Mukerian, Punjab) PostGraduate Diploma in Science (Geology)
Rushabh Prakash Shah (Pune, Maharashtra) Professional Master of Engineering Geology
Prachi Jog (New Delhi) Master of Science in Applied Psychology
This is the first round of the awards, and each $5,000 scholarship goes towards the first year’s tuition fee. The scholarships will be awarded again in 2018 with applications due to open on 1 September 2017.
University of Canterbury student Poonam Saini (PostGraduate Diploma in Science - Geology) with her New Zealand Excellence Award from Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith.
University of Canterbury students Selva Ganapathy Ramasamy (Left) and Poonam Saini with their New Zealand Excellence Awards after the presentation ceremony in Auckland.