UC student secures Woolf Fisher scholarships to study at Cambridge

A big congratulations to UC student Sam Frengley, who is one of three students from New Zealand universities to have been granted scholarships to study at Cambridge University.

Sam was has been awarded the Woolf Fisher Scholarship’s which covers studying and living costs at Cambridge.

The estimated value of each scholarship is around $300,000 and is one of the largest handed to New Zealand students.

Frengley, 21, is currently a Bachelor of Science (Hons) student at the University of Canterbury – his honours project focused on the arithmetic of elliptic curves.

He aspires to complete a doctoral degree before returning to New Zealand and being a part of the mathematical community.

The Woolf Fisher Trust and the scholarship invests in young New Zealanders in academic research and innovation, which is acknowledged by Universities New Zealand.

The scholarship selects young Kiwis based on their outstanding academic ability, leadership potential and their integrity, vision and capacity for work.

Gabrielle Budd,and Stephanie McGimpsey have also been awarded the Scholarship.

Sir Woolf Fisher (1912-1975), co-founder of Fisher and Paykel, set up his Trust in 1960 to recognise and reward excellence in education.

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