- The Taranaki Memorial Scholarship is shared by two aspiring Chartered Accountants
- The national scholarship was won by a Hamilton student
- The scholarship winners exemplify many of the attributes of Craig Norgate FCA who led the New Zealand Chartered Accountants’ organisation during its amalgamation with Australia’s
The Craig Norgate Taranaki Memorial Scholarship this year is, for the first time, shared by two aspiring Chartered Accountants while the national scholarship has been picked up by a Hamilton student.
The annual scholarships are open to anyone who has successfully applied, or is planning to apply, to enter the Chartered Accountants Program. They help support young people in Taranaki, and one in New Zealand, each year as they start out on their careers as Chartered Accountants (CAs).
The Taranaki scholarship winners are Eve Schumacher and Liam McBride and the national scholarship went to Natascha Levande from Hamilton. Eve and Liam, both from New Plymouth, will be presented with their scholarship certificates at the Taranaki Gala Dinner on 6 September.
Peter Vial FCA, New Zealand Country Head for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, says the scholarship winners exemplify many of the attributes of Craig Norgate FCA, including "his great leadership skills, a community spirit, bold ideas, entrepreneurship, business acumen, passion and drive".
Norgate who led the New Zealand Chartered Accountants' organisation at a key time in its history – the amalgamation with Australia – died aged 50 in 2015. He also played an important role in the formation of Fonterra and was the dairy co-operative's first chief executive.
The scholarships are worth $5000 each over two years and are targeted at helping cover students' course costs while completing the CA Program.
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