A study scholarship valued at $2500 will be up for grabs at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology's Marlborough campus open day on Friday.
Marlborough campus manager Sarah Wheldale said the sought-after "The Edge" Youth Scholarship for next year would be drawn on campus during the open day. Entries can be made on the day and applicants must be there for the draw at 1.45pm to claim the prize.
The scholarship is available to 2013 school leavers and students under the age of 25 years who are returning to study.
Last year's recipient was former Queen Charlotte College student Dimpy Yadav of Picton, who was now studying Business Administration Level 3 at NMIT's Marlborough campus.
She said receiving the scholarship was a huge boost.
"This course is basically free for me - it's enabled me to save my money. I really wanted to study business administration and my family encouraged me to do it."
Ms Wheldale said the open day, from 11am till 2pm, was designed to give people considering tertiary education a genuine feel for what NMIT could offer, with all the possible training and career opportunities clearly laid out.
She said one of the highlights this year would be the activities being presented by tutors and students from different study areas.
"Visitors will be able to enjoy getting pampered in the hair and beauty salons, evaluate their senses with a sensory wine test, try their hands at vine grafting, get home handyman tips from the trades tutors, create a self-portrait using the latest photography and video equipment and even build their own IT network cable."
Ms Wheldale said nothing was better than getting hands-on experience of the types of activities a potential career could involve.
"And that's exactly what the open day is all about - making different career paths more tangible and giving people a chance to find out which areas interest them the most."
As well as careers and training advice, the open day will also have live entertainment, including performances by music students, a free barbecue and fun activities.
"It'll be lots of fun, informative and action-packed. Everyone is welcome to come along and get a taste of campus life at NMIT."
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