2023 Scholarship Recipient: Tom Barker

Tom Barker


    $5000 scholarship for a 2nd year student studying the health sciences at university


    RJ Begg & Assoc Ltd - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

I am currently a second-year student at the University of Otago, majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Pharmacology.

In five-years time I plan to have completed my degree and possibly begun a research career at a pharmaceutical or biomedical company investigating treatments for neurological disorders and diseases.

n my down time I enjoy breaking up my study with mountain biking and surfing, as well as enjoying the outdoors while diving and running.

Living in the Sumner Ferrymead community means I get to enjoy both the close access to the beach and hills, as well as the close community in which I have grown up in and now have some great friends in.

I am extremely grateful for being chosen as the recipient of the Health Sciences Scholarship. I want to thank RJ Begg & Associates for their generosity as it will be helpful in funding my course costs and getting my degree.