A University of Otago graduate, Anton Venter, of Wellington,
has gained a Fulbright-Platinum Triangle Award in Business to
support study for an MBA degree in the United States.
The two-year award, of up to $US75,000 ($NZ85,700), is for an
emerging New Zealand business leader to complete an MBA in
the US, and to gain professional work experience there and in
Mr Venter, who graduated with an Otago postgraduate diploma
in clinical pharmacy in 2007, will complete an MBA in global
entrepreneurship and finance, at Columbia University in New
It is one of six Fulbright postgraduate awards just received
by Otago graduates.
Clare Burn, of Dunedin, and Lucy Carter, of Christchurch,
have gained Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Awards,
which support study or research at US institutions.
About 14 awards, each valued up to $US33,000, are usually
made each year.
Ms Burn will complete a PhD in biomedical sciences at the
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in
New York, starting her US studies in early August.
Ms Burn, who graduated with an Otago BSc (Hons) in
microbiology and immunology, in 2011, said the award was a
Ms Carter, who has an Otago BA (Hons) degree will complete an
MA in environmental sociology, at Colorado State University.
An Otago graduate in medical laboratory science, Braeden
Donaldson, of Dunedin, has been awarded one of 15 Fulbright
Science and Innovation graduate awards sponsored by the
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. His
$US15,000 award will help him to research the development of
an immunotherapeutic vaccine for colorectal cancer, at the
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for six months. The
award provided a ''fantastic'' opportunity to further
strengthen his research in the third year of his Otago PhD
research, he said.
An Otago MBChB graduate, Mahendra Naidoo has also gained an
award to complete a master of public health degree at Johns
Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Another Otago graduate, Georgie Archibald, of Christchurch,
gained one of six Fulbright General Graduate Awards, which
provide up to $US33,000 each year.
She will complete an MA in literature at the University of