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Scholar Profiles

Find out what some of our former and current Future Leader Scholars have to say about the programme.

Scholar Profiles

Find out what some of our former and current Future Leader Scholars have to say about the programme.


Kahlia Fryer


Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture)
Current position: Business Leadership and Performance Consultant at Kitahi
Formal leadership positions: Lincoln University Student Association President; Student Job Search Board Chairperson; Lincoln University Netball Club Captain

“The Future Leader Scholarship Programme is a supportive and encouraging environment to grow as a leader.  The programme gave me the competency and confidence to run, and be elected, as the Student Association President.  I thrived in my role as president because of the support from my fellow Future Leaders and Future Leader staff.  I can’t recommend the programme enough for pushing you to achieve your best."


Sam Moscrip


Degree: Bachelor of Agriculture
Current position: Third Year Future Leader
Formal leadership positions: Lincoln Young Farmers Chairperson, Christchurch District Young Farmers Vice Chairperson, A&P Society Board Member, Teen Ag Facilitator, Founding Member of Primary IQ

“The programme lets you follow your passions which enables you to integrate new learning with what you already understand. The soft skills that you learn are transferrable to any situation so whether I go back to the family farm or further afield, I’m confident that I have the ability to lead effectively.” 


Sally Terry


Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture)
Current position: Graduate Rural Banker at ANZ
Formal leadership positions: Founder of Mission Tonga, founding member of Fuel for life, USA Youth Embassy Young Leader

“The programme has a focus on servant leadership and as a bit of a social entrepreneur, this really appealed to me. It not only pertained to the community work I was involved in but also taught me the value of empathy in any workplace or organisation and this is taking me a long way in my current role."


Katherine Kennedy


Degree: Bachelor of Commerce
Position: First Year Future Leader
Formal leadership positions: Students Against Dangerous Driving Facilitator and Treasurer, Halls Representative, Class Representative

“Starting university can be a daunting experience but coming a few days early for Future Leader orientation was awesome. I met so many other like-minded people who I now call friends and we all have so much fun being part of the programme. I have learnt a lot by mixing with senior students on the programme and aspire to the kinds of roles they currently hold. They are great mentors."  


Danyon Thomas


Degree: Bachelor of Environmental Management and Planning
Current position: LUSA President and Third Year Future Leader
Formal leadership positions: Current Lincoln University Student Association President, President of Lincoln Rotoract Club, Founder and current Secretary of Spin a Yarn Club, Hall of Residence Residential Assistant

“Opportunities, opportunities, opportunities. One such opportunity was the ability to study overseas for a semester at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This allowed me to live and study on the other side of the world, at a university most unlike Lincoln, with the financial support of my scholarship. The confidence this gave me inspired me to run for LUSA President on my return, to really make a difference."


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