NMIT 2022 scholarship recipients

NMIT 2022 scholarship recipients

Over 40 students, across a range of programmes, have been awarded scholarships to assist them financially with their 2022 studies at NMIT.

NMIT has allocated $90,000 worth of scholarships, with an additional $60,000 donated by local organisations and businesses, bringing the total scholarship funding to $150,000. 

Chief Executive Wayne Jackson says NMIT is very fortunate to receive support from the region’s business and community sectors. 

“These scholarships reflect the strong partnerships we have developed with our local community—this commitment to our students has a tangible effect on their learning and enhances their NMIT experience,” says Wayne. 

Many of the sponsored scholarships are tailored towards industry specific courses and programmes, which enables businesses to support growth within their own industry. 

The investment also provides businesses with access to a group of trained professionals to recruit from when looking for employees. 

The variety of scholarships available means learners across multiple programme areas can receive financial support. 

This year NMIT had some extremely strong applications for scholarships, which made the selection process difficult. Kirsten Norfield, NMIT School and Community Liaison, is pleased to see two scholarship recipients, both high level learners from Nayland College, have chosen to study a Bachelor of Commerce at NMIT.

She says both Lily Barlow and Ronan Gridley attended a CAANZ (Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand) event on the Nelson Campus, and they also met with some business tutors—and as a result they saw the value in staying in Nelson to study.

“They have made a really smart choice by looking at the financial implications of studying away from home, but by choosing to stay here they are coming away with a degree qualification in accountancy and taking advantage of the close links NMIT has with industry,” says Kirsten. 

The scholarships offer financial support to purchase equipment for online learning, professional development, and fees.   

Sponsors and successful scholarship recipients are invited to NMIT’s annual scholarship ceremony on the 3 May in Marlborough and 5 May, Nelson. 

The ceremony provides an opportunity for sponsors to present the recipient with their award, to network with fellow sponsors and to make the most of a photo opportunity.

All the successful recipients’ applications were outstanding, and NMIT wishes them success with their studies.     

2022 Scholarship winners



Johnston Associates

Lucy Smith

King Salmon Business

Jodi Rendal

King Salmon Aquaculture 1st Year

Taz Snelling

King Salmon Aquaculture 2nd Year

Matthew Goldman

King Salmon Aquaculture 3rd Year

Hayley Elford

King Salmon Hospitality

Sophia Nicholson

Nelson Soroptimists

Anna Rosales


Aryel Draijer


Caitlyn Thomas


Carla Zurne


Deborah Osmond


Hope Shatford-Banks


Kimberley Maclean


Moo Da Twalaw


Sallie Mc Ardle


Sally Scott


Sarah Adams

Nelson Pine Business

Grace Gray

Nelson Pine Construction

Ku Reh

Mitre 10 Construction

Dave Jordan


Levi Scott

Aviation Federation

Shar Illingworth


Georgia Gray


Devon Gardner

Constellation Brand 2nd Year

Zac Howell

Constellation Brand 3rd Year

Holy West

Wine Marlborough

Becca Norton


Georgia Gapper

NMIT Degree

River Day


Jay Voltaire


Sharon Salmon


Kim Cosmatos

School Leaver

Ronan Gridley


Lily Barlow

Toss Woollaston

Skyann Martin


Sarah Pumphrey


Deborah Osmond

Code Purple

Bailey Mckenzie


Sam Hopewell

NMIT Nelson Tasman Rugby

Monu  Moli

NMIT Pasifika

Hefurani Mckenzie

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Scholarship

Jasmine Hemi

Ngāti Koata Scholarship

Te Maungarongo Wilson

Ngāti Koata Scholarship

Anthony Manihera

Ngāti Kuia Scholarship

Corrina Busby

Ngāti Kuia Scholarship

Ngaraiti Smith

Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu Scholarship

Kasey Benge

Ngāti Toa Rangatira Scholarship

Zella Kohu

Rangitāne o Wairau Scholarship

Nicole Hemi

Te Ātiawa Scholarship

Teone McGregor

Ngāti Rārua Scholarship

Thomas  Moetu

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