Here are just a few of the successful recipients' stories
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Great grandson of James Salmond
Getting the Foundation Scholarship to Salmond College meant a lot to me, both physically and mentally. The benefit I received meant that I did not need to worry about picking up part time work this year, allowing me to focus on my study and increase the likelihood of my progression into law school next year. It also made me feel so much more at home, with my great grandfather having founded Salmond College. That feeling of heritage and legacy, and smiling every time I see his portrait in the dining hall is not going to go away any time soon.
The Foundation made my transition from secondary school to university much smoother than my concern of how it might have been, and has propelled me to work harder and smarter, with the hopes that I live up to what the Foundation stands for.
Knox College was without a doubt my first choice of residential college but without the scholarship, I was unsure whether or not I would be able to attend due to financial reasons. Residing at Knox has given me the most amazing opportunities, which include but are not limited to: performing at formal dinners, singing in the Chapel Choir, partaking in many Nevill Cup events against Selwyn College, meeting and getting to know an ex-professional opera singer, and lastly making friends that I, without a doubt, call my family.
Because of the generosity of the Foundation, I was able to be financially stable throughout the year, not have to seek part time work and it allowed me to concentrate fully on my studies.
The scholarship allowed me to attend Knox College, where I have had incredible cultural and leadership opportunities, as well as a rich academic and social experience. With the support of this scholarship, I did not have to work and this allowed me to take every academic opportunity I was presented with. Not only have I achieved academic success and made an incredible group of friends at the College, but I was also lucky enough to obtain the role of Knox College Beadle (ceremonial officer) for my second year in the College, thus enriching my leadership experience even further. With this role I have had the chance to help maintain the traditions that make Knox College so unique, while networking with outstanding role models.
This would not have been possible without the generous support of those behind the Foundation of Knox College and Salmond College Scholarship, and I am extremely grateful to have been a recipient of this award.
Playing representative cricket meant that I didn’t have the time to work and therefore attending University would be a financial burden on my family. However, the Scholarship changed this by enabling me to continue with my sporting career and pursue a B.Sc.
I am very grateful to the Foundation for supporting me.
" I saw winning
as both a reward
for my hard work
and also as recognition
for my efforts. "
The Foundation Scholarship enabled me to move from Auckland to Dunedin to take up a place at Salmond College, where I immediately felt like a valued and respected member of the Salmond community.
The Scholarship has also allowed me to achieve high grades in my Human Nutrition degree as I have not had to seek part time work. I loved my time at Salmond and am very grateful for both the pastoral and financial support I received during my time there.