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Ashton Ledger

Ashton Ledger

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Rotorua Boys' High School

Former Rotorua Boys' High School student Ashton Ledger says he loves what he’s studying at Waikato and couldn’t think of anywhere better to study it.

Ashton is a Sir Edmund Hillary scholar in his third year of a Bachelor of Arts. He chose Waikato because it was close to home and the campus was smaller and more inviting than a lot of the other universities.

“Waikato was the only university I wanted to go to and getting the Sir Edmund Hillary scholarship made my decision to come here really easy” he says.

Ashton was awarded a Hillary Scholarship because of his achievements in academia, leadership and his talents in film making. The scholarship provides him with professional development opportunities and fees support.

Ashton hopes to be a great New Zealand director and screenwriter in the future and says more students need to study subjects they love.

“Think about what you’re good at and choose something that you’re really into, talk to career advisers and don’t ever give up on applying for scholarships” he says.

Explore your options at the University of Waikato by talking to Future Students Advisers and current students like Ashton at the Rotorua information session this Thursday 17 September, 5.30pm-7pm at Millenium Hotel, Corner Eruera and Hinemaru Streets, Rotorua.