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New scholarship promotes Palmerston North as an international learning destination

Tuesday September 27 2016

An exciting new scholarship agreement was signed between Palmerston North City Council and IPU New Zealand at this year's International Spring Festival.

Photo shows two men smiling and signing documents on a highly polished wooden table in a study lined with books.

IPU New Zealand Chairman Hiroshi Ohashi and Mayor Grant Smith sign an agreement to create the Mayor’s Goodwill Ambassador Scholarships for international students.

The annual scholarships, worth a thousand dollars each, will be awarded to six students to help with tuition costs during their first year of study at IPU New Zealand.

The Council funded scholarships are designed to encourage students to choose Palmerston North as their overseas study destination.

The students will be required to help out during major cultural events including IPU New Zealand's Spring Festival and the city’s Festival of Cultures. They’ll also need to share their experiences of Palmerston North on social media.

The agreement was signed at IPU New Zealand's annual International Spring Festival in September, which celebrates the diversity of cultures at IPU New Zealand and gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful cherry trees blossoming on the campus.

Photo shows a large crowd of families enjoying the sunshine under blossoming cherry trees on the IPU New Zealand campus.

Enjoying the cherry blossom at IPU New Zealand's Palmerston North campus.