Chris Steeghs & Erena Calder Hawkins have been awarded Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarships at the University of Waikato for 2016. They follow a long list of proud Waikato Badminton players who have held or currently hold a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.
While the scholarship pays for University course fees, the programme also provides enormous support in physical conditioning training, leadership opportunities, professional development and career / lifestyle guidance while athletes try to balance their sporting and academic workload. Scholarship holders must obtain a B average each semester to retain their scholarship while also meeting sport specific performance targets.
Waikato Badminton would like to congratulate Chris & Erena and wish them all the best for the up and coming World Junior Championships to be held in Lima, Peru from 4-15 November.
To read more about the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship please click on the following link: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/about/hillary/