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UC graduate wins prestigious scholarship

10 June 2024

Jennifer Berry, a recipient of the prestigious William Georgetti Scholarship, is advancing research in Space Engineering.

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Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) graduate Jennifer Berry is one of nine New Zealanders who have recently been awarded the William Georgetti Scholarship.

Berry has a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) from UC, and recently graduated with a Masters in Space Engineering at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The Georgetti Scholarship will support Berry to complete a PhD in Space Engineering, also at Caltech, where her area of further research is in Autonomous Space Systems.

From building rockets to early detection of ovarian cancer, the nine winners of the 2024 Georgetti Scholarship are the embodiment of William Georgetti’s wish that “the best brains available shall receive the benefit of this trust”.

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About the William Georgetti Scholarship
For more information and the other scholarships and awards UNZ administers, go to UNZ’s website.

Applications for next years’ William Georgetti Scholarship open on 1 October 2024 and close on 1 February 2025. 

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