Ray White Allens Education Foundation Scholarships
The Ray White Allens Education Foundation is an approved charitable trust established by the Ray White Allens team to offer scholarships annually to Northland youth who demonstrate a passion for excellence in their chosen field.
Ray White Allens Education Foundation scholarship recipients will receive up to $2,000 each in funding to be used toward their approved course of study. This year six scholarship recipients were selected from another impeccable field of applicants representing schools and families from across Northland. We are continually impressed by the standard of applicants, and the drive of these young Northlanders, who year after year make it harder and harder for us to make our final selection.
This year we are also proud to announce that with the support of NorthTec, Northland’s largest tertiary education provider, we were able to award two Ray White Allens Education Foundation Scholarships exclusively to successful applicants wishing to pursue studies in NorthTec programmes.
Congratulations to the following young Northlanders, recipients of this years Ray White Allens Education Foundation Scholarships
Daniel Thompson Whangarei Boys' High school - Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery, Paramedics
A keen interest in science and the human body matched with a genuine desire to help people has led Daniel to pursue a career in the medical profession – working as either an advanced paramedic or the fields of medicine and surgery.
A well respected and hard-working student, Daniel is described by his teachers as "a student who demonstrates considerable self responsibility". With a genuine desire to help and work with people, Daniel has demonstrated empathy and compassion in assisting a local cerebral palsy suffer on a regular basis - which has highlighted to him the simple challenges one can face in their day-to-day lives. Daniel not only volunteers his time in the community and work in spare time, but also holds positions of leadership through his role as a school prefect at Whangarei Boys’ High School.
Personally affected by a heart condition - which saw him give up his own sporting interests – plus a genuine passion for science and people helped lead him to this profession – Daniel looks forward to the challenges of this diverse role, and is clearly passionate about this dream he is pursuing.
Zac Doar Kamo High School - Bachelor of Arts majoring in Language and Linguistics
Zac's goal is to gain a degree where he can "teach others about languages as a window to the world and its varied cultures." - Ultimately keen to work as either an interpreter, translator, foreign language teacher, diplomat or embassy worker, Zac is planning on undertaking a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Language and Linguistics at Victoria University.
"I have a passion for languages, and am currently studying English, Spanish and French. I have also done some study of Maori, German, Mandarin and Russian. I have a smattering of Italian and can read Portuguese," he says. Zac's desire to learn - and for travel - saw him successfully apply for an AFS language and cultural immersion experience in Argentina earlier this year.
A highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated young person Zac takes pride in his accomplishments and demonstrates a strong drive to continually develop and refine his skills. Actively involved in school life, his Principal describes him as "an admirable young man who is focussed and demonstrates the maturity needed to successfully adapt to any situation" .
Chantelle Orchard Home Schooled – VetNurse
Chantelle wishes to study to become a vet-nurse - a one-year course which can lead on the further studies to degree level. After graduating she wishes to further refine, and ultimately use, her skills to teach communities how to look after their animals while continuing to be an inspiration to other pet owners and animal carers.
Growing up on a farm Chantelle has been home-schooled, and very early on in life developed a love and affinity for animals. Chantelle currently balances study with farm-work and other commitments. Active in the community through church programmes, teaching ballet classes and piano lessons she is also a leader and organiser at her local amateur athletics club, runs a horse-camp, and is involved in other volunteering initiatives. Chantelle runs her own small business to help support her own small menagerie. One day she would ultimately like to run an animal park.
Sean Thorburn Pompallier Catholic College - Digital Media at NorthTec
One of this years' Ray White Allens Education Foundation – NorthTec Scholarship Recipients, Sean Thorburn from Pompallier Catholic College, seeks a productive career in the fields of cinematography and video editing.
"As far back as I can remember, my one goal in life was to become successful in the field of Film … I feel that the language of cinematography, how the pacing and visual flow of images can create a vivid, coherent experience in the viewer's mind, is something that I resonate to and understand on a natural and instinctive level".
After media studies ceased at his school, Sean pursued his interest through other avenues - joining Channel North to further develop his skills. Discovering a natural talent for video editing, recognised and supported by his teachers, Sean wishes to complete the Foundation Course in Digital Media at NorthTec - then move further into video editing at South Seas Film School, then on to Toi Whakaari Film School in Wellington.
Louis Davis Whangarei Boys' High School - Bachelor of Communication Studies.
Louis wants to learn how to effectively work with people - recognising and cultivating the potential in others and learning how to create productive environments. With a challenging and enquiring mind he enjoys, and has demonstrated his ability to, work alongside people with a common goal to achieve amazing and unexpected results and is keen to further develop these skills by undertaking a Bachelor of Communication Studies at Waikato University.
Always keen to get involved with the opportunities that surround him - Louis' ability to get stuck in has seen him being granted leadership positions including House Captain, Board of Trustees, Prefect and Student Council representative at Whangarei Boys' High School. In addition to this he has played a variety a sports and represented New Zealand in basketball.
Described by his teachers as "an intelligent and motivated young man" with "a strong maturity level" he "always accepts new challenges and uses new strategies to achieve his objective" in his own words he enjoys "figuring out how people who are different can work together". With this solutions based drive and determination we are confident Louis will continue to effectively work with and empower people to achieve amazing results.
Kelly Springford Whangarei Girls’ High School – Bachelor of Nursing (NorthTec)
A family recent family experience has led Kelly to choosing nursing as a career path - one that she is keen to pursue locally at NorthTec.
Excited for her future as a nurse Kelly looks forward to the challenges and experiences from which she can learn and grow in her role as a nurse to care for her patients to the best of her abilities. She is keen to further her skills overseas, working within cultures from other countries so that she can develop a better understanding of the many cultures we have inside our own communities here in New Zealand and bring back a stronger more diverse skill-set.
Described by her teachers as "an outstanding young woman" with reliability and independence with a cooperative and unfailingly courteous nature she has furthered her interest in a nursing career through participation in the Incubator programme - giving her hands-on experience in the health sector.
Allens Education Foundation Creating Opportunities for the Youth of Northland
Kevin is a pssionate sportsman from Tikipunga High School. His main goal is to become a professional sportsperson (Golf) or P.E. teacher, and will be studying a Bachelor of Sport & Leisure at Waikato University.
Cole is a seventh generation Northlander from Kamo High. His passion for science and finding out how things work are the rationale for his choice to study for a Bachelor on Engineering in 2012.
Dane is a budding young scientist from Dargaville High who is fascinated by the human psyche. She has applied to Otago University to complete a double degree majoring in Forensic Analytical Science and Social Anthropology.
Samantha is from Bream Bay College. Being naturally inquisitive, Samantha has always been interested in science and has chosen to complete a Bachelor of Health Science (Otago) or Biomedical Science (Auckland University).
Having spent 7 years on his family’s sailing yacht, it is no surprise that his passion lies in all activities involving the sea. After completing studies at Kerikeri High School Sylvan will be attending the NZ Maritime School to study Marine Engineering.
Troy, from Whangarei Boys High School, and has chosen a career in Engineering (Mechanical) which he sees as a practical outlet for combining his love of design and art.
Bryn van Vliet
Bryn, a multi talented student from Kerikeri High School, has a passion for music and has chosen to study at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington. Already a talented musician, and five year veteran of the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival, Bryn plays alto-saxophone (as well as guitar, piano, saxophone, drums, trombone … and "any other instrument [he] can get his hands on").
Reuben came from Okaihau College. He chose to attend Auckland UIT to complete a Bachelor of Communication Studies in order to fulfil his dream of working as a TV presenter or journalist. He states "I see the influence the media has on people's perspectives and lives. I want the opportunity to be able to represent truth and integrity in an industry that can sometimes forget these values in the pursuit of a story."
Sam went to Kamo High School. His passion is for engineering - how things are made, how they work, and the science behind it. He wants to be the one that runs towards a problem when others run away. He planned to study Engineering (Mechatronics) at Auckland University.
Nicola came from Whangarei Girls High School. With a strong interest in justice, the legal system and the natural environment, Nicola chose to study a conjoint degree in Law & Science at Victoria University majoring in environmental studies. Her dream is to become a partner in a major law firm working on environmental issues.
Hannah went to Whangarei Girls High School and planned to study a Bachelor of Dance Studies at Auckland University. Hannah loves to dance - "Dance allows me to be myself, and it is when I am dancing that I can really speak to people without having to use words".
Tariki, from Tikipunga High School, has chosen to complete a Bachelor of Sport & Leisure at Waikato University followed by teacher training.
from Whangarei Girls High School. Shelane's career goal is to gain a Bachelor Degree followed by a Masters in Architecture. Her long-term goal is to "set up my own business that pushes the boundaries of modern architecture in NZ while creating warmer, drier and healthier buildings that maintain a reduced impact on the environment".
a multi talented student from Kerikeri High School with a passion for the theatre and performing arts. His career goal is to obtain a conjoint Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce degree at Victoria University and combine this with further study in theatre.
Kawiti Jack Waetford
Kawiti has immense passion for singing and performing, and chose Otago University as a starting point to further develop his classical singing technique. His aim is to be ranked among the top singers in the world.
from Kerikeri High School. Corinne chose to study a Bachelor of Law conjoint with a Bachelor of Science at Auckland University with a goal to specialise in the law and ethics of medicine.
from Whangarei Girls High School. Sam's career goal is to obtain a double degree studying a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Physical Education in Outdoor Education.
from Whangarei Boys High School - Aaron has chosen to complete a Degree in Engineering, majoring in Chemical and Process Engineering.
from Kaitaia College - Jared's career choice was a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical or Civil & Environmental) at Auckland University.
from Northland College - Sarah's career goal is to become a PE and Health Teacher.
from Tauraroa Area School - Rex is interested in Chemical Engineering.
from Kamo High School - Dhamendra comes from a unique cultural background as a Maori-Indian New Zealander. He has a genuine social conscience and his sense of justice is acute. He was inspired by a trip to India in 2001 to complete his Law Degree and become a Crown Lawyer.
from Tikipunga High School - Sheridan chose to study for a Bachelor of Visual Arts followed by a jewellery apprenticeship.
from Whangarei Girls High School - Holly has aspired to be a teacher since primary school and will be studying for a Secondary Teaching Degree conjoint with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English or Geography. She is also considering a Graduate Diploma in Journalism.
from Kamo High School who wanted to pursue her love of sport through a Bachelor of Science.
from Whangarei Girls High School who wished to study a Bachelor of Law/Arts majoring in Geography.
from Whangarei Girls High School who chose to pursue a career as a Primary School Teacher.
from Pompellier College who is pursuing a career as a Medical Practitioner.
from Bream Bay High School who wished to study a Bachelor of Science degree.
from Kamo High School who wished to study a Bachelor of Science degree.
from Tauraroa Area School who chose to complete a Bachelor of Science majoring in Neuroscience.
from Pompallier Catholic College who wished to gain a degree in Journalism specialising in Sports Writing.
from Pompallier Catholic College who was looking to complete a BA in Sport & Recreation and work with and coach young children.