Govt. finalises 2018 scholarship awardees

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For 2018, 67 new N.U.S Foundation students will be sponsored.

For 2018, 67 new N.U.S Foundation students will be sponsored.

The government has finalised the list of successful N.U.S. Foundation scholarship winners who will be pursuing scholarship awards at tertiary educational institutions in Australia, New Zealand and the region.

For 2018, 67 new N.U.S Foundation students will be sponsored.  

The annual government reception for the N.U.S. Foundation awardees was held at Le Papaigalagala Campus last week, hosted by Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa.

Scholarship awards are aligned closely with key human resource priorities identified by the Government in collaboration with the development partners. 

Awards are merit based with the allocation to ensure a fair representation of the fields of Arts, Science, Commerce and General agreed to by the three Governments. 

The Foundation Students compete within their own faculties. Awardees who do not meet citizenship eligibility criteria of the Governments of Australia and New Zealand can be considered for study in institutions in the region and sponsored by the Government of Samoa. The exception is if a student is placed in the top 15 overall ranking where he/she can then be considered for a partial award  in New Zealand or Australia depending on the dual citizenship status held.

The list of the 67 awards by country of study and sponsorship for the NUS Foundation Year are listed as follows (61 awards funded by Australia & New Zealand; and 6 awards funded by Samoa):

Name Country of study Sponsor

1 Ms Anastasia Lei Sam Australia Australia

2 Ms Tauatua Taioalo Australia Australia

3 Mr Jeremy Eteuati Australia Australia

4 Mr William Bourke Australia Australia

5 Mr Nathaniel Fau Australia Australia

6 Ms Gustina Lee Australia Australia

7 Ms Faiesea Anina Latu Australia Australia

8 Ms Cheria Cheshire Australia Australia

9 Ms Joycemariella Toafa Australia Australia

10 Ms Grace Fa’aiuga Australia Australia

11 Mr Romario Posē Australia Australia

12 Ms Lupe Taulesulu Malifa Australia Australia

 

1 Mr Vensel Julian Rapi Margraff New Zealand New Zealand

2 Mr Harley Cronin New Zealand New Zealand

3 Mr Achatz Ott New Zealand New Zealand

4 Ms Christine Ah Him Peters New Zealand New Zealand

5 Mr George Fepuleai New Zealand New Zealand

6 Mr Montini Ott New Zealand New Zealand

7 Mr Adrian Roma New Zealand New Zealand

8 Mr Tuiala Ah Sam New Zealand New Zealand

9 Mr Charles Salevao New Zealand New Zealand

10 Mr Orion Ioane Soti New Zealand New Zealand

11 Mr John Paul Lauano New Zealand New Zealand

12 Mr Naoupu Soo New Zealand New Zealand

13 Mr Benaiah Une New Zealand New Zealand

14 Mr Lester Kamu New Zealand New Zealand

15 Ms Jachelean Manamea Rivers New Zealand New Zealand

16 Ms Solialofi Tricia Potoi New Zealand New Zealand

17 Ms Aunoa Uele New Zealand New Zealand

18 Ms Laura Alama New Zealand New Zealand

19 Ms Laila Stanley New Zealand New Zealand

20 Ms Alverina Okesene New Zealand New Zealand

21 Ms Jessica Narayan New Zealand New Zealand

22 Ms Piliopo Wallwork New Zealand New Zealand

23 Ms Dorize Avia Esera New Zealand New Zealand

24 Mr Xavier Pasese Tanielu New Zealand New Zealand

25 Ms Siliafai Chong Wong New Zealand New Zealand

26 Ms Tapatu Susan Reupena New Zealand New Zealand

 

1 Ms Nelle Merle Laban Fiji Australia

2 Ms Nafanua Julia Brown Fiji Australia

3 Ms Emma Peters Fiji Australia 

4 Ms Mili Talomoto Penaia Fiji Australia

5 Ms Jemimah Fau Fiji Australia

6 Ms Tamalupe Paulo Fiji Australia

7 Ms Lydia Le’alona Moananu Fiji Australia

8 Ms Tiare Vaai Fiji Australia

9 Ms Jasmine Potifara Fiji Australia

10 Ms Romania Posē Fiji Australia

11 Mr Jeremy Fa’amau Fiji Australia

12 Mr Tavita Benjamin Sesega Fiji Australia

13 Mr Hokmah Tariu Fiji Australia

14 Mr Alpha Talalelei Fiji Australia

15 Ms Kalisi Potania Aiafi Fiji Australia

16 Mr Tua Peniamina Vaai Fiji Australia

17 Ms Carrie Nafanua Mulinu’u Fiji Australia

 

1 Mr Leilua Afatia Fiji New Zealand

2 Mr Romeo Tulemoe Toailoa-Sabbath Fiji New Zealand 

3 Ms Cyprian Fruean Fiji New Zealand

4 Mr Aliilelei Junior Tenari Fiji New Zealand

5 Mr Tuitaofiti Zachary Galuvao Fiji New Zealand

6 Mr Apollos Paysent Flutey-Paramore Fiji New Zealand

 

1 Ms Louisa Elia Australia Samoa (tuition  partial)

1 Ms Theodora Fepai Kolia Fiji Samoa

2 Ms Syra Ivala Fiji Samoa

3 Ms Rachel Reti Fiji Samoa

4 Ms Soimavi Lili Brown Fiji Samoa

5 Ms Fiona Maria Sapatu Fiji Samoa

 

Open Category & Distance Education 

The Open Category scholarship awards are made available for those already employed in the public and private sector, N.G.O. and civil society.  Forty awards have been provided for the Open Category 2018 intake.  

The Open Category awards enable successful applicants to undertake higher education study at tertiary educational institutions in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region with the intention to build capacity, attain skills and knowledge that can contribute to Samoa’s economic and social development.  The Open category scholarships also provide an additional 15 distance education scholarships sponsored jointly by the Government of Australia and Samoa.

 

The list of the Open Category scholarships by country of study and sponsorship are as follows:

OPEN CATEGORY   

Name Country of Study Sponsor

1 Moimoi Tauave Australia Australia

2 Ivapene Faumuina Australia Australia

3 James Mauai Australia Australia

4 Mareta Sefo-Faalafi Australia Australia

5 William Sene Kuma Tupai Australia Australia

6 Alesana Malo Australia Australia

7 Noelani Tapu Australia Australia

8 Merina Litara Gaee-Afoa Australia Australia

9 Fua Gloria Lameko Australia Australia

10 Yvonne Sapatu Toaivao Australia Australia

11 Etevise Moananu Australia Australia

12 Tagiilima Neemia Australia Australia

13 Vanessa Pelenato Australia Australia

14 Sophia Laifai-Oloapu Australia Australia

15 Isamaeli Time Australia Australia

16 Lilian Jacinta Penaia Australia Australia

 

1 Tafafuna’i Steve Chan Chui New Zealand New Zealand

2 Mary Risepa Aperaamo New Zealand New Zealand

3 Fiapaipai Tanea-Sakuma New Zealand New Zealand

4 Samoeleoi Laauoleola Vai New Zealand New Zealand

5 Moira Avalii - Vitale New Zealand New Zealand

6 Felila Saufoi Amituanai New Zealand New Zealand

7 Ann Matalasi New Zealand New Zealand

8 Mose Sepulona New Zealand New Zealand

9 Andrew Nu’uausala Faumuina McCarthy New Zealand New Zealand

10 Rosa Filoi New Zealand New Zealand

11 Jolivette Thompson New Zealand New Zealand

12 Juliuspatrick Matthes New Zealand New Zealand

13 Pesega Faavae New Zealand New Zealand

14 Tilialo Atinae Samuelu New Zealand New Zealand

15 Sapati Fili New Zealand New Zealand

16 Euta Collins New Zealand New Zealand

17 Maserota Ofoia New Zealand New Zealand

18 Premna Pedebone New Zealand New Zealand

19 Tausala Aiavao New Zealand New Zealand

 

1 Florita Tupai-Harmon Fiji Australia

2 Cecilia Vaai Bartley Fiji Australia

3 Tuifao Luatua Fiji Australia

4 Samuelu Elia Afamasaga Fiji New Zealand

5 Timothy Faasoo Fiji New Zealand

 

Distance Education awards

Name Country of Study Sponsor

1 Soane Leota In country (Aust) Samoa

2 Dennis Margraff In country (Aust) Samoa

3 Kassandra Betham In country (Aust) Samoa

4 Marshall Maua In country (Aust) Samoa

5 Ida Tifitifi Fuimaono In country (NZ) Samoa

1 Salote Peteru In country (Aust) Australia

2 Litara Esera Tulifau In country (Aust) Australia

3 Faagutu Natalie Samuelu In country (Aust) Australia

4 Frysna Rimoni In country (Aust) Australia

5 Muliufi Nickel In country (Aust) Australia

6 Dan Terrance

Sua In country (Aust) Australia

7 Violet Roebeck Faasavalu In country (Aust) Australia

8 Margaret Leone 

Sua-Mailo In country (Aust) Australia

9 Roseanne Mereseleisa

Faaiu In country (Aust) Australia

10 Ioane Iosefa In country (Aust) Australia

 

New Zealand has introduced an online application system for the Open Category application process this year, 2017. This online application system will apply for the first time next year in 2018 for students at Foundation level.

The online system will change altogether the way the New Zealand scholarships for Foundation level will be assessed where not only academic merit will determine selection, but other attributes will be taken into account. 

This system must ensure that it provides a robust, transparent and efficient selection process. Australia will also introduce the online application system but at a later stage.  The Government of Samoa will continue to work together with the Governments of Australia and New Zealand to ensure this is a smooth and transparent process for students and parents.

 

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