Journalism student Aaron Dahmen has been awarded a $2500 scholarship from CBA, along with Matthew Rosenberg and NZBS graduate Amy Tempero.
Dahmen, 19, was elated when he found out about the scholarship and said it felt like a lot of hard work was starting to come to fruition.
He also has experience with Ara Institute student newsletter Waha Korero and online video series Under the Radar.
His tutor at the NZBS, Sean Scanlon, said the scholarship reflected all the hard work Dahmen put into his studies.
"Journalism is a tough job that requires the reporter to connect with other people and tell the public about the world they live in. It is great that groups outside the industry see the value of what we do."
Dahmen said he has learnt a lot in his first year studying journalism and the year has flown by.
He was looking forward to getting into the industry with his class mates, "doing what we love for the good of our communities and society as a whole".