Amy Wells awarded the Southern Environmental Trust Scholarship for 2022.
Amy, shown here with Trust members (from the right) Shirley Harris, Athol McCully, Diane Peterson and Alan McKinnon, is studying for a Bachelor of Science with honours majoring in Environmental Science at Lincoln University. Having grown up on a dairy farm, Amy has a passion for farming, but is also very aware of the need for farmers to reduce their environmental impact. To that end, her honours studies are focussed on gaining a greater understanding of nutrient loss risk in soils and her aspiration is to pursue a career in farm environmental consultancy. At Lincoln Amy has been on Lincoln's Future Leaders programme and has had leadership roles in the Student Volunteer Army, the Soil Society and the Tramping and Climbing Club. Outside the University she is a very active Guide and Scout leader - clearly a very worthy recipient of the SET Scholarship.
Samantha Earl-Goulet awarded the Southern Environmental Trust Scholarship for 2020.
Samantha, is studying for a Bachelor of Science with honours majoring in Environmental Science. She is passionate about environmental sustainability especially related to soil management and nitrous oxide emissiions and plans to work in the land-based industries helping them to adapt to current environmental demands. She has has been heavily involved in the Lincoln University Soil Society club and had leadership roles in a number of events including networking opportunities involving industry. She has worked with staff to organise the fund-raising and logistics for a group of students to attend the Australian national soil judging competitions. The Trust is very pleased to have awarded the scholarsip to Samantha from among a group of strong applicants.
Jodanne Aitken awarded the Southern Environmental Trust Scholarship for 2019.
Jodanne, shown here receiving the scholarship award from Alan McKinnon (left) Athol McCully and John Wiley (right) from the Southern Environmental Trust, is in her third year of a Bachelor of Science with majors in Conservation and Ecology and Environmental Management. She is extensively involved in extra-curricula activities related to the environment such as the Kea Conservation Trust, Kid Discovery Plant-Out Days (she is a lizard expert) and the Lincoln University Tramping Club. She has also contributed to other students and the University be being a Peer Assisted Study Session mentor and through her involvement in a group giving ideas and feedback regarding the development of the University. The Trust is delighted to have such a high calibre candidate as its scholarship recipient.
Max Lichtenstein awarded the Southern Environmental Trust Scholarship for 2018.
Max (shown here receiving the scholarship award from Kim Tanner and Athol McCully (left) and Alan McKinnon (right) from the Southern Environmental Trust) is in his second year of a Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Planning (Hons) degree. Max is a Global Challenges Scholar at Lincoln and has enthusiastically involved himself in a number of projects including educating primary school children about avoiding food waste ("Count Your Chickens") and provision of fishing equipment for people in the Pacific Islands ("Let Them Fish"). He is currently assisting with the development of community garden at Lincoln. He has a love of the outdoors which he hopes will became part of his ongoing career.