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The 2017 recipient of the MainPower Electrical Engineering Scholarship is Thomas Galbraith. Thomas is a third year student and is also the Chairman of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) branch at the University of Canterbury.

Once he finishes his studies, Thomas wishes to enter the power engineering sector and eventually progress into a leadership role.

Thomas encourages others to consider an electrical engineering degree saying, "An engineering degree is extremely diverse and equips you with skills that can be applied to almost any career path". He also says that the $5,000 scholarship with help him immensely in the future, "As well as covering university expenses such as textbooks, stationery and computer equipment, the financial burden of my student loan will also be eased because of this scholarship".

Thomas Galbraith

2017 recipient MainPower Electrical Engineering Scholarship Thomas Galbraith