Forty-nine scholarships awarded to Whitireia students for 2018

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Forty-nine students have been awarded Whitireia Foundation scholarships to go towards supporting their study at Whitireia in 2018. Over $100,000 was awarded in scholarships; received from 26 sponsors.

The scholarships, which provide financial assistance to students, were presented by Kelvin Irvine, Chair of the Whitireia Foundation, and sponsors, at a ceremony held at the Porirua campus late last week.

The Whitireia Foundation is a volunteer-run trust, established in 1999 with the aim of promoting knowledge, interest and support for the educational activities of Whitireia students.

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Whitireia Foundation scholarship recipients 2018 assemble!

A full album of images from the evening is available on the Whitireia Facebook page.


Full list of Whitireia Foundation Scholarship recipients for 2018

Britton Housemovers Scholarship
  • Roxanne Palmer, New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)
Compass Health Scholarship
  • Farisha Harun, Bachelor of Nursing Pacific
  • Cherie Kopa, Bachelor of Nursing Māori
  • Laumanu Tupou, Bachelor of Nursing Pacific
  • Denzel Wineera-Lutau, Bachelor of Nursing Pacific
Controlled Building Services Limited Scholarship
  • Pamela Kapila, Bachelor of Social Work
Derek Wotton Memorial Trust Scholarship
  • La Mu Hla, Bachelor of Social Work
  • Lupesina Tupufia, Bachelor of Social Work
EFTPOS Vending Scholarship
  • Seann Paurini, New Zealand Diploma in Journalism (Level 5)
Elite Services Scholarship
  • Karen Ngatai, Bachelor of Social Work
  • Sheena Smith, Bachelor of Nursing Pacific
Ford Sumner Lawyers Scholarship
  • Beatriz Buitrago Agudelo, Bachelor of Social Work
Foster Melville Architects Scholarship
  • Birzenya Purification, Bachelor of Applied Arts (Visual Arts and Design)
Fuji Xerox New Zealand Limited Scholarship
  • Taylor Birks-Stock, Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic)
  • Diahnn Rongamaiwahine Higgins, Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Birgit Leipnitz, Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
  • Kohai Martin, Bachelor of Social Work
  • Jordan Temarama, Bachelor of Applied Arts (Toi Poutama)
Gee Hickton Scholarship
  • Chika Bermudez, Bachelor of Nursing Pacific
Graduate Women Wellington Scholarship
  • Khadija Bibi, Bachelor of Information Technology
Gwen Price Grant Award
  • Savita Howard, Bachelor of Nursing
  • Amelia Powdrell, Bachelor of Nursing
ISS Services New Zealand Limited Scholarship
  • Bukola Otatunbosun, Bachelor of Nursing Pacific
  • Folau Vea, Bachelor of Nursing Pacific
Kaylene Te Roha Kahurangi O’Reilly Scholarship
  • Hope-Joy MacDonald, Bachelor of Nursing Māori
Kirk-Burnnand Family Scholarship
  • Scott Matthews, Bachelor of Social Work
LT McGuiness Scholarship
  • Rohin Joyce, New Zealand Certificate in Construction (Level 3)
  • Tinei Simanu, New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)
  • Panapa Tomasi, New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)
Noel Leeming Scholarship
  • Aribita Taewaki, Bachelor of Social Work
Porirua City Council Scholarship
  • Payton Mikara, Bachelor of Social Work
Porirua Club Scholarship
  • Malsawmtluangi Hualngobochu, Bachelor of Applied Business
Red Wolf Security Limited Scholarship
  • Chyenne Katu, Bachelor of Information Technology
Sheppard Family Scholarship
  • Juan Camila Galvis Acosta, Bachelor of Nursing
Simpson Family Scholarship
  • Carla Uncles, Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
Trust Porirua Scholarship
  • Katie Brolan, Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance)
  • Reuben Dickinson, Bachelor of Social Work
  • Danica Hetherington, Bachelor of Nursing
  • Rakairoa Hori, Bachelor of Applied Arts (Toi Poutama)
  • Mary Lenihan, Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic)
  • Rachel Mizon, Bachelor of Nursing
  • Joyce Thompson, National Diploma in Reo Māori (Level 5)
  • Sophie Trask, Bachelor of Nursing
  • Melanie Wacker, Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance)
  • Qiuhua Wei, Bachelor of Information Technology
Whitireia Foundation/Ngāti Toa Scholarship
  • Sorrel Kemp, Bachelor of Nursing Māori
Whitireia Foundation Scholarship
  • Olivia Walker, Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Aroha Werahiko, Bachelor of Applied Business Studies
William Campbell Memorial Scholarship
  • Elaine Holmes, Bachelor of Social Work