Scholars celebrated at afternoon tea

24 March 2023 | News

Lincoln University Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for Excellence 2023 recipient, Leah Norvall, was among those celebrated at a special event recently.

The Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing student was one of a group of scholars presented with a certificate by Lincoln Vice-Chancellor, Professor Grant Edwards, at an afternoon tea that recognised their achievements.

Second and third year scholars also attended the annual event, which gave the Vice-Chancellor the opportunity to catch up with the students, discover how their studies were progressing, discuss the latest university news, and welcome the new intake.

The scholarships are available to students who have gained high academic grades in NCEA level two or equivalent. 

They include $6,000 towards tuition fees plus $4,000 towards living expenses for the duration of a degree, as long as the recipients maintain a B+ average.

During the afternoon tea, the scholars discussed how they enjoyed Lincoln's small campus and the friendly atmosphere. Those who had travelled to study from other parts of the country said they appreciated the lower cost of living in Christchurch, especially when it came to renting accommodation.

Back left: Sean Farrell, Tom Crawford, Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant Edwards, Callum Jamie, Jack Green, Reece Michelle, and Scholarships and Records Advisor, Sue Smart. 

Front left: Heidi Allan, Leah Norvall, Katie Hollands, Anna Ede, and Amelia Ridgen. 

Guy von Dadelszen and Georgia Hill were unable to attend.