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Te Mōhiohio o Ketere Mckibbin

The Glenn Mckibbin Scholarship

Since its inception, the Glenn Mckibbin Scholarship has awarded $35,000 to seven Flaxmere College students, giving them the opportunity to attend university and begin the pursuit of their dreams.

Hītori o te Mōhiotanga

History of the Scholarship

In 1996 Constable McKibbin was shot dead by an occupant of a passing vehicle during a routine Sunday morning traffic stop in Flaxmere.  

To honour his death 20 years on, Glenn Mckibbin’s brother Craig McKibbin fund raised by swimming the perimeter of Lake Waikaremoana. In doing so Craig raised $11,500.

Via the Wharariki Trust, the funds raised have been donated to us to provide scholarships for Flaxmere College graduates who go on to study at University.

This has been an annual Glenn Mckibbin Scholarsip of up to $5,000 per student towards their first year of study.

We are grateful to Flaxmere College who holds these funds and assists with allocating these funds towards costs of, accommodation, fees or books.

Te Tirohanga Whānau McKibbin

The McKibbin Family Perspective

The McKibbin whanau will forever have a connection to the Flaxmere community and moving forward it is important that the connection is a positive one.  To see the students at prizegiving, the pride they have in their school, their friends and themselves is truly inspiring and we love having a small part to play in it.  

 What you would like to see come out of this scholarship?

I was sitting next to Lisa during the prizegiving and looking at the Honours board of former students (including herself and other members of her whanau) that had gone on to get university degrees.  It’s living proof right there that students of Flaxmere College can continue their education after school, and essentially be anything they dream to be.  The scholarship makes the tertiary education pathway that little bit easier and as a recipient of scholarships myself, I know first-hand (as did my whanau) what a difference that financial assistance can bring.  For Brenda and Nikita – they are now on their way to forge their own path in the world, and we look forward to seeing where it takes them.

Craig McKibbin

Ngā Kaiwhiwhi Mōhiohio

The Scholarship Recipients

  • 2022 - Brenda Price - Victoria: Law/Commerce

  • 2022 - Nikita Taiaroa - Victoria: Criminal Law

  • 2021 - Levi Green - EIT: Veterinary Nursing

  • 2020 - Josephine Lolohea - Waikato: Law

  • 2019 - Amanda Philpott - Victoria: Law

  • 2018 - Matekairoa Butler - Victoria: Law/Politics

  • 2018 - Adam Ioane - Canterbury: Mechatronics