Beca has a long relationship with Waipapa Taumata Rau, the University of Auckland – as a client, research partner and employer.
One of the ways that Beca supports young people to join our industry is by awarding scholarships. This year, we were pleased to present scholarships to nine students undertaking their Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Auckland.
The recipients and their whānau and friends were invited to Beca House to be presented with their scholarships and mix and mingle with people from Beca and the University, including Dean of Engineering, Professor Gerard Rowe.
The Beca scholarship programme was established in 2005 to recognise outstanding academic achievement; contribute to society and the wider community; and leadership ability of talented students.
"It was such a pleasure to be involved in interviewing the students and presenting these awards," Operations Manager, James Bones says. "They are an impressive bunch and I really look forward to seeing how their careers progress."
The recipients of the 2023 scholarships were:
Beca Part II Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship of $3000 is awarded to students in the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Degree. It aims to encourage engineering students with the potential to contribute positvely to the engineering profession.
- Azura Iqbal - Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical and Materials
- Benjamin Mueggenburg Sanchez - Bachelor of Engineering, Mechatronics
- Akshima Marwah - Bachelor of Engineering, Mechatronics
- Mio Kamiya - Bachelor of Engineering, Civil
- Zac Perkin - Bachelor of Engineering, Mechatronics
Beca Part IV Engineering Scholarship
The scholarship of $3,500 is awarded to students in the final year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Degree. It is for engineering students who demonstrate the potential to become outstanding engineers.
- Benjamin Hall - Bachelor of Engineering Science. Conjoint Bachelor of Commerce
- Xuanrui Liao (Rebecca) - Bachelor of Engineering, Civil. Conjoint Bachelor of Music
- Chenqi Zhuang (Alex) - Bachelor of Engineering, Structural. Conjoint Bachelor of Commerce
Beca and Rotary Club of Auckland Scholarship
The scholarships of $6,000 is awarded to a student in the final year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Degree who has the best combination of academic achievement, contribution to society and leadership abilities.
- Tessa Brunton - Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical. Conjoint Bachelor of Global Studies
"These scholarships are just one way that we can encourage more bright, talented people into engineering and further develop our industry," - Rupert Hodson, Beca Northern Regional Manager.
"Added to that, both the University and Beca are organisations that have a long history in Tāmaki and both play a significant role in shaping our city and beyond, so it's a pleasure to offer scholarships to their top students," Rupert adds.