FMG scholars choose Lincoln

by Anonymous Author

Two of this year’s three FMG Agriculture Scholarship recipients will be using the funds to further their education at Lincoln University.

Tom McKay from Alfredton, Shaun Rowe from Stratford and Peter O’Connor from Westport, will each receive $5,000 towards their tuition fees for each year of their agriculture degrees.

McKay will be heading to Lincoln University to study Agricultural Commerce where O’Connor is also going to complete his qualifications in Agricultural Science. The third recipient, Shaun Rowe, will be attending Massey University, also to study Agricultural Science. 

“This year I am looking forward to meeting new people and facing new challenges at Lincoln University,” McKay said.

“With my rugby and academics high on the priority list, I can’t wait to see what FMG has in store for me over the next three years to help me achieve my aspirations.”

O’Connor, who was educated at St Bede’s College in Christchurch, said he was excited by the opportunities the scholarship had opened up for him.

“I am honoured to have been selected for an FMG scholarship and I am excited about the learning opportunities university will present to me,” he said.

The FMG Agriculture Scholarship programme was set up in 2005, to give students a financial leg-up and help them achieve their goals without the additional stress of having large debt over their heads.

Students receive $5,000 towards their tuition fees per academic year of their agriculture-based degree at Massey, Lincoln or Waikato.