UC postgraduates win Georgetti scholarships

03 May 2016

Two University of Canterbury graduates have won more than $50,000 in prestigious William Georgetti scholarships to further their postgraduate studies.

UC postgraduates win Georgetti scholarships

Two University of Canterbury graduates have won more than $50,000 in prestigious William Georgetti scholarships to further their postgraduate studies.

Matt Hutchinson has been awarded $35,000 over three years to study towards his PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University in the United States.  He will focus on quantifying the whole-community network and the implications for ecological stability.  Matt has a Bachelor of Science from UC.

Jeremy Watson has been awarded $16,500 over three years to support his PhD in Engineering at Cambridge. His goal is to reduce society’s dependence on fossils fuels, improve the reliability and efficiency of the power system and enhance customers’ quality of life though advanced technology. Jeremy has a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours in Electrical Engineering specialising in power systems and power electronics, both from UC.

This year, the prestigious William Georgetti scholarship for postgraduate study awarded more than $400,000 to eight recent graduates from New Zealand universities. The scholarship aims to create opportunities for the “best brains” to undertake postgraduate study and research in a field that is important to New Zealand’s social, cultural or economic development.

The amount awarded to each scholar varies reflecting the cost and length of their programme, their study destination, as well as other scholarship funding available to them.

Information about the William Georgetti Scholarship is available at: www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships/williamgeorgetti

 

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