2018 recipients

Congratulations to all our amazing AMP Scholarship recipients!

The dreamers bring a diverse mix of passions and ambitions, which include community projects, new business ideas, scientific developments, or winning gold for New Zealand at the Olympics. The dedication and commitment of these dreamers made it difficult to choose the final recipients out of over 2,700 applications. Find out more about how our 2018 recipients will go on to own their tomorrow.

National Scholarship recipients

Congratulations to all of our National Scholarship recipients who will receive $10,000 each to help pursue their dreams.

Paralympic canoeing
Providing access to technology to help physically impaired farmers
Education programme for Fragile X Syndrome
Sustainable clothing

Amy Jane MacDonald

Paralympic canoeing

Traveling to Tahiti in July 2019 and be the first Paralympic woman to paddle the 27km Te Aito ocean race.

Andrew Drain

Providing access to technology to help physically impaired farmers

Helping people with disabilities in rural Cambodia live the most fulfilling life they can by developing technologies to give them better access to traditional farming.

Anita Nicholls

Education programme for Fragile X Syndrome

Creating an education programme for parents and caregivers of children with Fragile X Syndrome.

Brittany Cosgrove

Sustainable clothing

Creating a socially focused, sustainable clothing line that also raises funds for charities who do great work in our community.

“My Big Moments” picture books
Paralympic swimming
Sailing - Laser class
Behavioural treatment services

Hannah Davison

“My Big Moments” picture books

Publishing “My Big Moments”, picture books that gives parents and caregivers the chance to support their little ones as they discover how to navigate the bumps in the road.

Jesse Reynolds

Paralympic swimming

Becoming the best Paralympic swimmer in the world. Jesse has already represented NZ at the highest level at the 2018 Paralympics and dreams of winning the gold medal in the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo.

Josh Armit

Sailing - Laser class

Winning the gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics in sailing and ultimately become a professional sailor.

Sarah Leadley

Behavioural treatment services

Developing a whanau-focused, in-home behavioural treatment service for children with severe feeding difficulties.

Freestyle snowboarding
Maasai community empowerment

Tui Wikohika

Freestyle snowboarding

Bringing home the gold medal in freestyle snowboarding from the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Zoe Dawson

Maasai community empowerment

Allowing Maasai communities in Kenya to become self-sustained, educated and empowered by building a ‘House of hope’ in rural Kajiado.

Study Start Scholarship recipient

Our Study Start Scholarship recipient will use her $10,000 to help her to pursue tertiary study in 2019 and achieve her dream.

Māori doctor

Alamaine Tahitahi-Matiu

Māori doctor

Becoming the first female Māori GP to come from the far north and return to her tūrangawaewae to start her own practice to support her whānau, iwi and community.

Regional Scholarship recipients

This year, we offered a $5,000 scholarship to nine regional winners around New Zealand that have a dream they want to pursue.

New Zealand youth triathlete and mixed team relay
Herbal medicine
Luxury leather products
Insect consumption as a protein source

Brea Roderick

New Zealand youth triathlete and mixed team relay

Representing New Zealand at the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics in individual triathlon and mixed team relay. Brea recently won a silver medal in mixed team relay at the Youth Olympic games in Buenos Aires.

Cynthia Hunefeld

Herbal medicine

Cynthia helped her father overcome a resistant infection with a herbal extract. Using her background in clinical research, she has discovered an extract that could assist patients with overcoming infection and aims to get this on the market as a supplement within the next year.

Dominique Heileson

Luxury leather products

Developing a global market for her bespoke leather goods through entering the 2019 International Independent Handbag Designer Awards in New York. Using every piece of leather, reducing waste to less than one per cent and creating employment in Northland.

George Mander

Insect consumption as a protein source

Developing Ento, a Dunedin start-up with dreams of seeing insect consumption take flight in New Zealand after identifying a need in the market for a different protein source.

Outfitting children with autism with running shoes
Online sports development platform
Weight inclusive wellbeing
Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Jason Reid

Outfitting children with autism with running shoes

Having all school aged autistic children in New Zealand outfitted with a new pair of running shoes to promote fitness and exercise programmes. Jason sees running as both emotionally and physically beneficial for them as it gives their minds a chance to relax.

Joe Payton

Online sports development platform

Launching "Victory Vault", New Zealand’s first dedicated sports development platform designed to provide a portal for individuals, professionals and organisations to learn and grow.

Katie Babbott

Weight inclusive wellbeing

Launching Ahei, a social enterprise which focuses on weight inclusive wellbeing and aims to help people change their relationship with food and their body. Katie wants to help catalyse a generational shift in how people feel about their bodies.

Lilly Taylor

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Attending the ground-breaking leadership initiative, the Homeward Bound Program, which will help Lilly achieve her dream of breaking down the barriers for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Gymnast

Nicholas Del Rey

Gymnast

Representing New Zealand at international gymnastics competitions. Nicholas has won many competitions in New Zealand and was recently selected to be at international gymnastic trainings with Olympic coaches and top gymnasts.

People's Choice recipient

It was a tough competition and in the end Jason Reid took out the $5,000 People’s Choice Scholarship.

Outfitting children with autism with running shoes

Jason Reid

Outfitting children with autism with running shoes

Having all school aged autistic children in New Zealand outfitted with a new pair of running shoes to promote fitness and exercise programmes. Jason sees running as both emotionally and physically beneficial for them as it gives their minds a chance to relax.

AMP People recipients

The $5,000 AMP People Scholarship is open to all AMP staff members and their immediate families to help bring their dreams to life.

Independent record label
Body positive photography

James Dilks

Independent record label

Launching “Total Recordings” record label that will independently produce and release the music of incredibly talented New Zealand artists, providing a platform from which they can gain exposure within a niche global market.

Ofa Makalio

Body positive photography

Using photography to promote body positivity and image of self-love for Polynesian and Māori women.