CBA recently awarded scholarships to three exceptional young Christians to help launch their media careers.
Matthew Rosenberg, Amy Tempero and Aaron Dahmen each feel in some way called by God to make a positive impact through a career in the secular mass media.
These are outstanding young people motivated by their mature Christian convictions to make the world a better place.
Their achievement is all the more impressive in light of the high calibre of the other applicants.
Matthew Rosenberg is studying towards a Bachelor of Communications. He dreams of being a foreign correspondent in a developing nation. He recently spent two months volunteering in Nepal teaching in remote schools. Matthew volunteers as a mentor for refugee children and helps out Rhema Media with their publicity.
Amy Tempero has just finished studying Broadcasting Communications, majoring in radio, with a goal of becoming a production engineer or an operations manager. Amy has a passion for music and art, and plays the piano and saxophone. She is currently working at MoreFM Auckland in both on-air and off-air roles.
Aaron Dahmen is studying Broadcast Journalism and hopes to host a primetime multimedia show. He plays football and captained the NZ youth futsal team at the Oceania FIFA Youth World Cup qualifiers. Aaron broadcasts his own digital radio show, has worked at The Edge radio station and won national writing and speech competitions.
These scholarships strengthen CBA’s mission by encouraging young Christians into careers in broadcasting. Several recipients from previous years are now working in significant media roles and many have helped create and present CBA programmes on secular radio.