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Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti

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Jacob Reeve was awarded a Year 13 Scholarship to EIT and is now in his first year of a Bachelor of Business degree.

Jacob Reeve first heard about EIT’s Year 13 scholarship when he was Deputy Head Student at Karamu High School last year and he wasted no time in applying for the one-year free study opportunity.

His application was successful and now Jacob, 18, is enrolled in the EIT School of Business’s three-year Bachelor of Business Studies (Management and Marketing) on the Hawke’s Bay Campus.

EIT awarded 93 scholarships to last year’s Year 13 students in Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti. The Year 13 Scholarship covers one year of tuition fees including any course related costs which have been approved to be included as part of the scholarship. Currently the Government Fees Free policy covers the fees for their first year of study and this scholarship could cover the student’s second year of study. This means two years of their degree are fees free.

Jacob remembers when he first heard about the scholarship.

“We had some ex-Karamu students who had just finished EIT come and speak to us about studying there. They told us what an excellent opportunity it was and how, with our first year covered by the Government’s fees-free policy, what a benefit it was to have your second year paid for as well.”

Fast forward to this year and Jacob is now a student at EIT, secure in the knowledge that he will be studying free for two years. Having just started this month, he is loving campus life.

“I am enjoying it so far. What I really like is that what you are learning is what you are actually interested in learning. Everything I will learn will benefit me in the future.”

Apart from his studies, Jacob also has a part-time job at Tumu ITM, dealing in accounting, banking and filing. However, he is open to seeing how his future career develops.

“I could see my career path leading down something in tourism. I’m quite interested in tourism or  maybe management, marketing or retail, but it is quite early on,” says Jacob.

Glen Harkness, EIT’s Executive Director, Strategic Projects and Partnerships, says that once again the quality of the applications has been of a high standard.

“Congratulations to the learners who received the scholarships, and we welcome them to the EIT whānau.”