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A student in the final year of his master of science degree in biochemistry, Mr Boult received a $10,000 postgraduate scholarship.
His research explores how a plant pathogen locates and infects its kiwifruit host, work which is relevant to New Zealand’s $1.45billion kiwifruit industry. A former Kings High School dux, Mr Markham is about to complete a master of economics and received a $6000 university scholarship.
Ms Smith, who is in the final year of a bachelor of science degree, majoring in computer science and neuroscience, and Ms Steel, who is studying for a BSc (Hons), majoring in neuroscience, also both received $6000 scholarships. All four students undertook extensive volunteer work, the scholarship committee said.