Charlotte Gasson of Strathallan and Richard Jarvis and Zach Butters of Pukekohe High School were named winners of a New Zealand Steel Undergraduate Scholarship by New Zealand Steel General Manager Andrew Garey at a celebratory morning tea with their families on February 10.
This year's scholarship winners include a pilot, a volunteer lifesaver and fire-fighter, and a member of the New Zealand Junior UN – especially impressive, considering they are all under 20.
In congratulating the winners and their families, Andrew said how pleased the Company is to offer support in helping them with their career aspirations through the NZ Steel Scholarship. He added that their success was a testament to both their academic and personal skills adding how encouraging it was to see them giving back tenfold to their communities. He congratulated the role their parents had played in their development.
Andrew wished them all well with their tertiary studies and said he was looking forward to welcoming them back for their summer holiday work experiences at New Zealand Steel, which he was sure would be valuable in supporting their studies. For a four-year period Charlotte, Richard and Zach will receive contributions to their academic fees and work experience over the summer.
The scholarships are part of NZ Steel's ongoing commitment to the community and to the development of young talent.