DIALOG Fitzroy University of Canterbury Scholarships
For the last nine years (first awarded in 2014) DIALOG Fitzroy Ltd from New Plymouth, has been awarding scholarships to school leavers from Taranaki, for engineering study at the University of Canterbury. Covering the specialisations of Chemical & Process Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Natural Resources Engineering the scholarships carry values of $5,000 (1 year scholarship); and $15,000 per annum and a possibility of an offer of a summer internship with DIALOG Fitzroy (2 year scholarship).
The programme was established thanks to the generosity of distinguished Malaysian alumnus Tan Sri Dr Ngau Boon Keat and the support of DIALOG Fitzroy.
Tan Sri Dr Ngau grew up in Malaysia, and graduated from Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury in 1971 with a BE in Mechanical Engineering. In 1984 Tan Sri Dr Ngau co-founded and became Executive Chairman of DIALOG Group, now one of Malaysia’s leading listed companies, providing services to the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries around the world. With his wife Jean Ngau he co-founded the charity MyKasih, which provides food aid, health awareness and financial literacy programmes, children’s education, and skills training programmes to less-fortunate Malaysians.
Tan Sri Dr Ngau was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering by Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury in April 2012.
Previous recipients of this fantastic scholarship have gone on to work for well-known organisations in New Zealand such as Aurecon, Worley, Rocket Lab and are all forging amazing careers in engineering and related industries.
The 2022 recipients (for study beginning 2023) have been confirmed and DIALOG Fitzroy has announced that New Plymouth students Jackson Corlett (2 year) and Marius Schnetzer (1 year), have been chosen to receive these scholarships. Jackson and Marius will be majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Chemical & Process Engineering respectively and we at DIALOG Fitzroy wish them well for their study and look forward to seeing them back here for summer work at the end of next year.