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Local youth set to benefit from annual scholarship programme

Thursday, February 27, 2020

First Mortgage Trust has announced that their annual Bay of Plenty/Waikato Youth Sponsorship award is open for applications.


The award is worth $1500 to the recipient, plus there are opportunities for the scholarship winner to speak at First Mortgage Trust events, and profile their story and success in the organisation’s newsletter which is sent quarterly to over 7500 recipients across New Zealand.

Criteria for the award is set so that the scholarship winner must be aged between 16 and 25 and resident in the Bay of Plenty/Waikato regions. The award is made to a high achiever at a national or international level in the fields of sport, music or art.

Previous winners have been a mix of athletes and musicians including swimmer Moss Burmester who won the inaugural scholarship, musician and thespian Fletcher Oxford in 2018 and lacrosse player Keita Perry who won the award in 2019.

This year’s award marks the fifteenth year of youth sponsorship for First Mortgage Managers Limited, making it a legacy sponsorship programme that brings pride to the organisation, said Chief Executive Officer, Tony Kinzett.


Our past recipients have all been passionate youth who are excelling in their chosen pursuits and have included some well-known names who have represented New Zealand nationally and often internationally as well. It’s fantastic knowing that we’ve been able to support them with their dreams. It’s great to follow what these youngsters are up to and to track their progress over time too, he said.

For more information on the scholarship which closes on 31 March 2020 and details on how to apply, candidates and their supporters are invited to visit the First Mortgage Trust website’s community page which can be found here

About First Mortgage Trust: Headquartered in Tauranga, and established in 1996, First Mortgage Trust is New Zealand’s largest non-bank first mortgage lender, managing over $940 million of investments in residential, commercial, rural and industrial property throughout New Zealand. Covering all property sectors and regions in a careful risk-diversification strategy, the Trust manages these mortgage investments for over 4300 customers resident in the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and beyond. First Mortgage Trust is not a registered bank under the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act.

If you would like more information, please contact:
Tony Kinzett, CEO, First Mortgage Trust, 07 578 0754

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