Goal Setter Awards 2019

Applications for 2020 Goal Setters will open 1 September 2019

Are you a top-flight achiever?

Do you possess the drive and passion to support others?

Have you had to overcome obstacles to achieve your goals?

Are you in year 2 or more of tertiary study?

The Rotary Club of Port Nicholson Inc. is inviting applications from

top-flight goal-setter achievers for the annual
Goal Setter Awards 2019. 

 If you are already in at least your second year of tertiary education, can show a history of goal-setting and goals achievement, while contributing service to others (individuals, groups or the community at large) and doing so while having to overcome significant barriers we urge you to apply for a Goal Setter Award 2019

$3500 cash award

Two or more award winners will personally receive their awards at a celebration breakfast and award presentation function at the InterContinental Hotel, Wellington in March 2019.

Apply by 1 Dec 2018
Applications forms are available online click here
Application opened 20 August 2018.
or from your Course Information Centre, which provide details for the submission of completed applications.
Applications close Friday 1st December 2018

Eligible students are those who at the time of application are undertaking tertiary study in the Wellington / Kapiti areas, towards completion of an undergraduate or post-graduate degree, a National Certificate, or structured workplace learning for completing a Modern Apprenticeship.

Please do not apply if your course of tertiary study only started in 2018 or has yet to start.

Selection is based on written submissions and an interview process. Interviews will be held in Wellington in February 2019. There is no age limit for applicants. You must be available in person for an interview and to attend the celebration on 7 March 2019.

Goal Setters Awards 2018
Congratulations to our Goal Setter Awardees for 2018. On Friday 16 March, Mayor Justin Lester presented the awards to Nadia Cooper, Brooke Leota and Jordan Tewhaiti-Smith. It was a wonder celebration of goal setting and achievement. These three young people have all dealt with significant challenges while achieving amazing things and helping others. We look forward to seeing them progress in their chosen careers and we know they will be valuable contributors to our communities.



Goal Setter Awards 2017
Emily Dwight: Emily was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2015 when she was used by a lecturer as a model to demonstrate neck ultrasounds in front of her classmates. She has since undergone surgery to remove the whole of her thyroid gland followed by radiation therapy. Despite the strain, Emily went on to be awarded a Dean’s Commendation for fifth year medicine and was re-elected onto the NZ Medical Student’s Association executive team.

Jeremy Haggland: A medical misadventure while undergoing surgery in 2009 led to Jeremy having to undergo multiple operations, spending the equivalent of a whole year in hospital during the past seven years. As a result of the many surgeries he has undergone Jeremy now has to deal with chronic pain. Aged 44, Jeremy is in his third and final year for a degree of Bachelor of Nursing Maori at Whitireia. Since beginning nursing studies Jeremy has been an advocate on behalf of the students of Whitireia and New Zealand as the TRT Chairperson of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation National Student Unit.
Julie Vidal: Julie and her sister were raised by their father who died in 2016. Soon after her father’s death she was served with a 21-day eviction notice as neither she nor her smaller sister were on the tenancy agreement. Julie has just started the fourth of five years’ study for a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws at Victoria University, Wellington. Regularly volunteering work at the Home of Compassion’s Soup Kitchen since she was 15, Julie also works at the Wellington Community Law Centre as a student volunteer. In 2016 she was elected Academic officer for the Pasifika Law Students’ Society.
Photos from Goal Setters 2016 celebrations
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