New scholarship established at UC

23 November 2021

A UC Alumnus who studied at UC as an overseas student in the 1990s has “given back” to the University of Canterbury by establishing a scholarship for international students.

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A UC Alumnus who studied at UC as an overseas student in the 1990s has “given back” to the University of Canterbury by establishing a scholarship for international students.

The Ah Nua Scholarship supports undergraduate Asian and Pacific/Pasifika students studying at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, and primarily aims to provide financial assistance to students experiencing financial and/or personal hardship.

The donor came from a humble family living in a developing country in Asia. During their studies, the student received tremendous support and assistance from the local Ōtautahi Christchurch community, as well as being awarded a renowned scholarship that enabled them to complete their studies. The UC graduate, who wishes to remain anonymous, is very grateful and appreciative of the excellent education received in Aotearoa New Zealand and decided to establish the Ah Nua Scholarship to reciprocate the good gesture of the Kiwis by assisting students in need.

It is the donor’s wish that other UC graduates who share a similar story also support an existing scholarship or establish a new scholarship in recognition of the patronage they received from UC to complete their studies.

For more information please contact leonie.partridge@canterbury.ac.nz

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