Scholarships for 33 students

Managing Director, Mahesh Patel, said the company will now be working closely with the University to put the applications out in the coming months.

City Pharmacy Limited has been operating in Papua New Guinea since 1987.

Patel while announcing the 33 scholarships, said the partnership with UPNG School of School of Medicine and Health Sciences is the beginning of a long term partnership.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z pause concert to give teen fan $150,000 so she can go to college

Mikayla Lowry, 17, was caught off-guard as supporting act DJ Khaled took to the stage in Pheonix last week to announce she was the recipient of the grant.

"This is the best part of the night," Khaled said.

"The On the Run tour will acknowledge an extraordinary individual making a difference in this world."

Lowry, an A-grade student, was part of a group attending the concert from a local Boys and Girls Club, and dreamed of becoming a Marine Biologist, Khaled revealed.

He called her “a true role model.”

Air Niugini staff awarded sholarship

They were selected to do a two year Masters Degree program in Human Resource Management at the University of Papua New Guinea.

Ms Ritchilyn Barrios who currently works as Manager, Human Resource- Administration and Mr Kilembe Neimani Team Leader – Industrial Relations are grateful for the opportunity.

They said although they had their own plans to enhance their skills and knowledge through further studies, this opportunity was more than what they had expected.

Parkop initiates program to help students

It is another form of scholarship assistance apart from the Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET).

Terence Moka, the Executive Officer to the NCD Governor said the whole idea for such scholarships is to give second chance to the unfortunate youths who have been pushed out of school.

The NCD Governor’s scholarships covers students attending various technical and tertiary institutions who are permanent NCD residents.

NCDC spends K20m on scholarships

As per the statistics and data obtained from the Office of the NCD Governor’s Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) office recently, the TVET scholarship program since its inception in 2009 had seen over 20, 000 students sponsored.

The total amount of funding invested in the young Papua New Guineans under the TVET scholarship program from 2009 to 2016 is K21, 908,708.87.

Pacific students given scholarships

The Toloa Scholarships were bestowed at a ceremony at the University of Auckland's Fale Pasifika on Thursday.

The minister, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, said New Zealand's Pacific population is one of the youngest and fastest-growing in the country.

Mr Lotu-Iiga said it's important Pacific students are given the opportunity to become the industry leaders and problem-solvers of the future.

The four Toloa Scholarships are given to first year undergraduate and postgraduate Pacific students who also receive mentoring and an industry internship.