To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Samoa New Zealand Treaty of Friendship, the University of Otago and the University of Otago Alumni Samoa Chapter La o Samoa led by President Tootooleaava Dr. Fanaafi Aiono Le Tagaloa, presented a cheque of SAT$10,000.00 to the NUS Vice Chancellor – Associate Professor Tuifuisa’a Patila Malua Amosa this morning for Fees Assistance Scholarships.
The purpose of the financial assistance is to provide (10) one thousand tala (SAT$1,000.00) Fees Assistance Scholarships to ten (10) Undergraduate Students in 2023 on the basis that they meet the following minimum requirements:
Minimum B+ average in the Foundation Programme.
Registered in an Undergraduate Programme (Part Time/Full Time).
Priority to be given to Education (Primary), Science, Technology, Mathematics and Physics.
Afioga To’oto’oleaava claims that this is a component of the Otago Samoa Alumni Association’s community outreach to assist our local students in realizing and achieving their academic potential and relieving the financial burden on their families in light of the effects of the post-COVID-19 from the previous years.
Our NUS Vice-Chancellor acknowledged and thanked the kind support of the University of Otago Samoa Alumni Association in funding the tertiary education of our students. More importantly, these scholarships target students who genuinely need financial assistance in the critical areas of primary teacher education, mathematics and the physical sciences.
Overall, it is a privilege for our NUS students to embrace these scholarships to ensure that they are given the full support they require from the university, both academically and financially.