Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is now offering John Wright Scholarships for students from India, Sri Lanka and Nepal
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2nd November 2012, Indore: John Wright, Brand Ambassador of the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) and former coach of the Indian National Cricket Team today announced additional scholarship places for the John Wright Scholarships at Southern Institute of Technology, New Zealand. The John Wright Scholarships are an exclusive opportunity for aspiring Indian students to live, learn and work in New Zealand and excel in a field of their choice.
Speaking on the occasion in the city Mr. John Wright of SIT said, “Having seen immense sporting and academic talent in the Indian sub-continent, I would like to invite all outstanding students from India, Sri Lanka and Nepal to pursue studies at the Southern Institute of Technology through my scholarship scheme. The scholarships give successful candidates an opportunity to pursue their sporting and academic dreams. They can pursue their academic goals while gaining valuable sporting experience at the same time. Students can choose to study a wide range of advanced qualifications and subject areas at one of New Zealand’s most innovative tertiary institutions.”
Also addressing the press conference, Mr. Sam Mackay, International Manager of SIT said “SIT has always believed in nurturing talent. The John Wright Scholarships are a high profile and unique opportunity for students to gain a full or partial scholarship to study at SIT. Students will be supported every step of the way with our comprehensive student support services. In addition to an airport pickup, two weeks accommodation and meals on arrival, insurance and textbooks, SIT will also assist the students in securing part-time jobs during their study and full-time jobs in Southland on completion of their studies, if they so desire.”
The additional scholarship places announced by Wright allow students with outstanding sporting and academic records to study an advanced qualification at SIT while playing in local and regional sporting teams in New Zealand. Codes may include cricket, basketball, rugby, netball, soccer, badminton and others.
John Wright Scholarships are available for a wide range of programmes, including SIT’s Postgraduate Diploma in Business Enterprise, nine Graduate Diplomas, twelve Bachelor Degrees and a host of two-year Diploma programmes. Fields of study are as diverse as business, environmental management, digital media and design, audio production, contemporary music, nursing, information technology, hotel management, sport and exercise and many more.
The value of the scholarships can range from between NZ $1,400 (INR 60000) to NZ $18,000 (INR 750000).
Scholarship recipients not only get the benefit of fee reductions but also get the opportunity to play for Southland local teams in New Zealand. Khanin Saikia, awarded a John Wright Scholarship in 2011, has not only played for Southland cricket teams in New Zealand but is also working as a level 1 coach for the Southland Cricket Association (SCA).
SIT, in association with the Southland Cricket Association, has invited a cricket club team from Delhi to play a series of matches in Southland region of New Zealand with local teams from 15 January to 31 January 2013. This visit will herald the start of a long-term partnership where Southland players may also be able to travel to India to participate in Indian domestic cricket in the near future.
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