Creating Great Futures

A number of new scholarships have been established since the launch of Great Futures, the University’s philanthropic scholarship programme.

Undergraduate student Harry Fergus from Christchurch was awarded the inaugural L.T. McGuinness Scholarship in 2019, worth $40,000 over three years. Harry says the support of the scholarship has been invaluable.

“Receiving this scholarship has been the highlight of my life so far. It allows me to push hard through my degree and maintain the highest grades possible without having financial pressure.

“It also means I can live life the best I can. It is giving me the opportunity to spend my time ensuring my work is up to a quality standard, exercising, and spending time with friends  and family instead of constantly working. I am so thankful to L.T. McGuinness and the University for giving me this life-changing opportunity.”

Wellington construction company L.T. McGuinness set up the scholarship in 2018 in the School of Architecture to support a student undertaking a Bachelor of Building Science. Dan McGuinness, director at L.T. McGuinness says, “We believe strongly in good education and training for the future strength of the construction industry. L.T. McGuinness has a number of successful Building Science graduates from the University, all of whom are a valued part of the business.”