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Home Projects Past Projects Tongan Science Competition and Scholarships

Jan 2008 - present

Tongatapu, Tonga


In partnership with the University of Canterbury, EcoCARE set up a nation high school science competition in Tonga. This competition enables us to identify the academic capacity of Tongan high schools students and to offer them some incentive to excel. Prizes packages for the three top projects included a microscope, computer and dictionary to help these students further their education.

In addition, the College of Science at the Unversity of Canterbury has created a scholarship for one Tongan student, starting in 2009. This is a fully funded, 4.5 year scholarship and Campus Living offered a full accommodation scholarship for students in this programme, for the full period. Students in this programme will be bound by the scholarship to return to Tonga for a period of 5 years on completion of the degree.