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Forestry scholarships open for students

Applications have opened for the second round of Te Uru Rakau’s (Forestry New Zealand) Nga Karahipi Uru Rakau scholarships.

The scholarships provide $8000 a year to Maori and female students enrolling in either a Bachelor of Forestry Science or Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Forest Engineering at the University of Canterbury.

Scholarship recipients also receive a paid internship with Te Uru Rakau or other forestry employers.

“We developed the scholarships to encourage young and talented individuals into New Zealand’s growing forestry industry,” said Te Uru Rakau head Julie Collins.

This year MPI have a further six scholarships to award.

Te Uru Rakau will award the six scholarships for the 2020 academic year.

“We strongly encourage anyone with a passion for forestry, who meets our criteria, to apply.

“These scholarships are an investment in the future of our sector,” Ms Collins said.

“We need to ensure we have the right skills in place to increase sustainability, productivity, and value in the forestry sector in the future.”