Round 2 - 2021

Cormac Buchanan

Cormac Buchanan, winner round 2

Taking the motorcycling world by storm

Cormac currently represents New Zealand in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Europe. He is the 2021 New Zealand champion for both the 300 SuperSport and 150 SuperSport, winning the titles at the New Zealand Superbike Championship series – the youngest rider in history.

Analise

Analise Twemlow, winner round 2

Up-and-coming singer songwriter and now Future Legends Scholarship winner

Analise featured as one of the leads in the TVNZ series Unbreakable. Her story of overcoming a disability in a bid to follow their dream gave her the confidence to perform to live audiences as a singer.

Karios

Kairos, winner round 2

Kairos is a little start-up making big changes in the education sector

Charlotte Print and Nandini Singh developed the programme to empower, educate and enable students to reach their academic dreams, and break the cycle of lower education rates across low decile families.

Round 1 - 2021

Claudia Kelly

Claudia Kelly, winner of round 1

Rising to the top through hard work and determination

At 19 years of age, surf lifesaver Claudia Kelly is at the top of her game; crowned World Junior Ironwoman Champion, captaining the Junior Black Fins for the past three years and being named in the open Black Fins training squad for this coming season.

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Cory Newman, winner round 1

Turning a passion into a career

Cory Newman is the lead singer of the band Sit Down In Front. His musical style has been described as ‘infectiously fun’ and akin to that of a young Johnny Rotten. Cory’s goal over the next 12 months is to record an EP and go on tour to promote it. He would eventually like to be a full-time musician, turning his passion into his career.

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John Hopcroft, winner round 1

Developing perspective through debate

John is a teenager with opinions, and he likes to share them. He is the Founder and CEO of The Cosmos Championship, a global debate platform that is changing what debating means to high school students around the globe, with over 5,000 registrations from 108 countries.

Since 1970 MTF Finance has been helping New Zealanders to do more. This scholarship provides young Kiwis with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skill, so they can take on new challenges and experiences that may not otherwise be available.

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Supporting the next generation of future legends

We’re looking for the legends of tomorrow; the sporting greats, the performers, the change-makers. MTF Finance will support six people each year with a scholarship and mentorship programme to help you reach your maximum potential.