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Rocket Lab has opened applications for its annual Rocket Lab Scholarship to those eager for a future in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).
The Rocket Lab Scholarship covers up to $20,000 of study fees for one outstanding student and offers the opportunity to be paired with a Rocket Lab mentor, giving them a rare opportunity for one-on-one experience with a world leading space and engineering expert.
The Rocket Lab Scholarship aims to support students from the Mahia and wider Wairoa District to become the next leaders in science, engineering, and innovation.
The Rocket Lab Scholarship – now in its fifth year - is part of Rocket Lab’s dedication to encouraging New Zealanders into STEM careers and building a generation of home-grown talent. Rocket Lab recently launched its national Space Ambassador program that delivers inspiring and interactive education experiences to schools throughout the country inspire students. The company has also supported more than 60 tertiary students through internships at Rocket Lab, with 90% of those students graduating into full time permanent positions. Rocket Lab also introduced New Zealand’s first aerospace apprenticeship, which allows New Zealanders to gain a trade qualification in Aeronautical Engineering for the first time, with 20 apprentices currently undertaking their aerospace and composites trades qualifications at Rocket Lab.
New Zealand (nationwide)
The Future Legends Scholarship has been developed to support and nurture talented individuals from a range of disciplines.
Applications are open to young New Zealanders aged 13-21 years.
Winners will be chosen from three categories:
• Leaders and entrepreneurs
• Music and arts
MTF Finance will award three $5,000 cash prizes.
Information on the scholarship and how to apply can be found at mtf.co.nz/futurelegends
Winners will be announced at the end of November 2021.