Sports Scholarships announced

Scholarships to study top-level sports programmes in New Zealand were awarded to 10 Indian students at a function at the ‘New Zealand Residence’ in New Delhi last week.

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy, former Black Caps Captain Stephen Fleming, and High Commissioner Grahame Morton presented the awards at an event that also marked 101 days until the start of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Education New Zealand Regional Director (South and South East Asia) Ziena Jalil said that the level of students applying for the scholarships was high.

“We are working to increase the quality and level of qualifications studied by Indian students in New Zealand and these scholarships reinforce that,” she said.

The scholarship recipients are studying at AUT University, University of Otago, University of Waikato, Unitec, Universal College of Learning and Southern Institute of Technology.

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