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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 29, No. 14. 1966.

Aid funds sent

Aid funds sent

Sir,—It is true, as was stated in the last issue of Salient, that the South African Scholarship, as it was originally intended, has been abolished. However what you failed to say was where the money already collected is to go. The funds raised so far will be sent to the International University Exchange Fund, an organisation within the ISC which will administer this money for the purpose of the education of a coloured or Bantu student from South Africa. The I.U.E.F. has wellestablished machinery for administering this money and in this respect the money will not be wasted. It is unfortunate, however, that the original scheme of establishing a scholarship on an annual basis has had to be abandoned.

The feeling at council, and one which I share, was that NZUSA could be more effective if it concentrated its efforts in the Pacific, and for this reason investigations are being made into the possibility of establishing a scholarship for a Pacific student. In addition, attention is being given to the ways in which NZUSA can assist the new University of the South Pacific which is being established in Fiji. I hope that students will give their full support to any efforts to assist in Pacific education as this is an area in which considerable assistance is required. Here our efforts can be guaranteed to be a greater success.

Elizabeth Shankland.

VUWSA International Affairs Officer.