PAK’nSAVE Pukekohe to give away $12,000 in a Scholarship

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4 Oct 2016

Pukekohe PAK’nSAVE Save Owner Nigel Ollett is giving away a $12,000 study scholarship to one lucky Franklin student who is financially challenged so they can put it towards their studies.

For the eighth year in a row, the Pukekohe PAK’nSAVE scholarship will provide a much needed monetary opportunity to some lucky student who is unable to fulfill their potential due to their financial circumstances.

Nigel Ollett said “It is very special to be able to assist a talented young Franklin person to achieve their goal of going to University.

“The scholarship committee and I are continually impressed by the candidates that apply. It is very exciting to see some of the young talent in our region and provide assistance to someone who otherwise might not have that opportunity to study due to financial pressures.” 

The scholarship will be awarded to the candidate who is experiencing financial hardship which would limit their opportunity to study.  In addition to their financial challenge, it is expected the successful applicant will be a well-rounded individual who contributes positively to the Franklin Community and possesses the attributes, leadership, skills and personality that will benefit the people of Franklin. 

The PAK’nSAVE scholarship is open to Year 13 students who have attended Onewhero Area School, Tuakau College, Pukekohe High School, Pukekohe Christian School, Waiuku College, Wesley College, Eden Christian Academy, and ACG Strathallan College for the last five years and reside in the former Franklin District Council boundaries.  It is worth up to $4,000 each year for three years while the successful applicant completes their selected undergraduate studies at a University of their choice within New Zealand. 

Scholarship applications close on Friday 11 November 2016 with interviews for the finalist to be held in Pukekohe on Wednesday 7 December 2016 and the ‘Pukekohe PAK’nSAVE Scholarship’ winner will be announced a few days later. 

Previous winners include Adam Moss from Waiuku, Dominic Melchers from Pokeno, Hannah Gill from Pukekohe, Alice Ward-Allen from Mauku, Zach Butters from Pukekohe and Mau Minhinnick from Pokeno. With three students already graduating.  Dominic Melchers graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Geology, Adam Moss graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management and Accounting and Alice Ward-Allen also graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Zoology and Ecology while Hannah Gill is part way through her extensive studies to become a Doctor.

The Scholarship is open to all Year 13 students who are studying towards their senior school exams, are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand and are over the age of 17 years by the 1st of October 2016.  Application packs must be completed and are required to include a CV, references, a statement outlining the applicant’s financial hardship and another statement detailing their reasons for wishing to study at a New Zealand University and their proposed course of study.  A certified birth certificate is also required and NZCA results are required to be sent to the Scholarship Manager once they come out in January.

Applications packs with are available from PAK’nSAVE Pukekohe or you can download them from

If anyone has any questions after reading the scholarship applications pack, please contact the Scholarship Manager Kylie Sousa on 0274 996540 or via

Photo Caption:

Pukekohe PAK n SAVE owner Nigel Ollett, who is giving away $12,000 to a local student to study a course of their choice at University.