Grants for bioscience awarded

18:26, Dec 26 2013
josh nelson
Josh Nelson

Two South Canterbury students have been awarded $1000 grants toward their tertiary study.

It is the first year the PR Woodhouse Trust has made the study grants to bioscience students.

Laura Drummond, who has just completed year 13 at Opihi College, will use her $1000 grant to attend Otago University to study towards a bachelor of science, majoring in genetics.

The other recipient, Josh Nelson, who has recently completed year 13 at Twizel Area School, intends to use his $1000 grant to study toward a bachelor of science majoring in land, soil and water at Lincoln University.

The PR Woodhouse Trust selection panel is made up of South Pacific Sera chairman Dr William Rolleston, Sir David Skegg and Dr Jacqueline Rowarth, a professor of Agribusiness at Waikato University.

The PR Woodhouse Trust was established to give tangible support and encouragement to secondary school and undergraduate students who are seeking to further their knowledge of bioscience.

"South Canterbury, in common with other communities which have a close relationship with biological-based industries, will depend on the knowledge and innovation which is inherent in the study of bioscience for future economic prosperity," Dr Rolleston said.


The Timaru Herald