Published: 30 June 2005
The Keystone NZ Property Education Trust is undergoing more structural changes as it nears the 100 mark in students it’s supported since its foundation in 1994.
Chairman Paul Duffy said at the trust’s annual cocktails for its Auckland students tonight the trust was supporting 27 students around the country this year.
In the past, students have been selected on their own merits rather than for the particular industry sector, then assisted, in common with many scholarships. But Mr Duffy said Carson Group would set a new trend after deciding to look for a student to support in its particular field of project planning & management.
Bayleys Real Estate would also sponsor a sector-specific award with Auckland University, for a conjunct commerce-property degree. Those awards will be announced at the trust’s annual dinner on 18 November.
Keystone started out in 1994 as the Graeme Bringans Property Education Trust in honour of former Cromwell Corp & St Lukes Group (now Westfield NZ) director Graeme Bringans, who died suddenly at the age of 48.
Mr Bringans left school at 15 but spoke often of the need for the property industry to grow more professionals. In its 11 years the trust has supported 94 students and now has a capital base exceeding $1 million to support ongoing tertiary student sponsorships.
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