School: Home schooled
Tertiary: Lincoln University, 2014-2016
Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture)
Current employment: Graduate Accountant at BDO Christchurch
Job description: Preparing accounts for farming clients.
Comments on the scholarship: The scholarship provided me with invaluable support during my time at university, as it provided not only financial support but also networking opportunities and career advice. The workshops and mentoring helped to prepare me for entering the workforce after graduating, and the networking events were a great opportunity to meet people from different areas of the dairy industry. The scholarship played a key role in developing my passion for the agricultural industry.
Future plans: Over the next three years I aim to become a qualified Chartered Accountant, specialising in agri-business. Long-term I plan to continue developing my skills so that I can contribute to improving the financial, environmental and social sustainability of the dairy industry.
Scholarship recipient: 3 years