Northland student Camryn Stewart has received an academic scholarship from Waipu-based timber manufacturer Northpine.
In her fourth and final year of a Bachelor of Forestry Science at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Camryn says the financial grant from Northpine is a huge help to put towards her course fees and costs. “As a student, you don’t really have a lot of money, and it is such a massive help financially. I am putting it towards my course fees and extra course costs like field trips,” she says.
As a Northlander born-and-bred in Kaitaia, Camryn has spent some of her practical course work interning for another Northland company, Summit Forests, completing practical experience in plotting and helping with trials. After graduating from her Bachelor of Forestry Science, she hopes to work in forestry management or forestry marketing and supply chain operations.
“The variety and flexibility of the forestry industry appeals to me, and I enjoy being outdoors on the job,” she says. “I’m excited about the possibilities and what my future holds.” The scholarship was presented to the industry at the Northland Forestry Awards in September 2019 and was endorsed by the Northland Wood Council. Applicants can apply via the Northpine website.
“I’m extra grateful to receive this support from a company in Northland. I extend my thanks to Northpine for their generosity,” says Camryn. Employing over 60 people, Northpine is a privately-owned timber manufacturer based at Waipu (Northland), with a distribution centre in Silverdale (Auckland). Northpine processes high-quality structural pine grown in the north. Its specialist range of large-dimension timber beams and square posts, sold under the brand name Northbeam, is available nationwide via building supply merchants.
Northpine General Manager Bruce Larsen says supporting forestry students in their studies is part of their commitment to the industry and fostering the next generation. “Northpine is delighted to award this scholarship to Camryn, who is committed to her studies and is working towards a career in forestry,” he says. “We’re committed to encouraging each individual to achieve their full potential, and this extends to our next generation who are currently students.”
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