Ngahuia Muru’s hockey skills are helping her dream to become a nurse become a reality thanks to a new sports scholarship.

The young achiever from Whakatane is the first recipient of the Wintec Midlands Hockey Scholarship which gives her a fee-free year to start pursuing her Bachelor of Nursing at Wintec.

The former deputy head girl of Whakatane High School completed NCEA Level 3 last year with Merit while also competing in sports at a regional and national level.

Muru said the scholarship will enable her to study for the career she wants without financial burden and as a result she hopes to pursue both her passion for sport and caring for people next year.

Wintec’s Sport Science and Human Performance director Greg Smith says this scholarship is an opportunity for Ngahuia to be supported in her journey as a young Māori female achiever.

The annual undergraduate performance scholarship entitles the winner to one year of ‘fee free’ study at degree level. All students enrolled in the Midlands Hockey performance pathway are eligible to apply.


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