The Rotary Club of Apia are helping nine students to access tertiary education through scholarships at the University of the South Pacific.
The Rotary Club of Apia has a mission to “make a difference”, and each year they offer scholarships at various institutions to help tertiary students who are most in need of financial assistance.
For USP the nine scholarships are of $1,000 each to go toward tertiary fees. Some students at US and Don Bosco will also be receiving scholarship assistance this year as part of an ongoing Apia Rotary Club program.
President of Rotary Apia Mrs Louise Main said there is a robus selection process based on students who demonstrate high academic performance, but have also been identified as being at risk of discontinuing due to financial hardship.
“The Rotary assistance is to help those most in need to be able to continue their studies and achieve their academic goals for a secure future,” said Louise Main.
Rotary Club of Apia is part of Rotary International under District 9920 and the President says they work closely with and are grateful to the many overseas Rotary Clubs who donate and help them to support development initiatives within Samoa.
According to the USP Pacific Tachnical and Further Education Coordinator Magele Vernon Mackenzie the nine lucky students are studying various disciplines, and are enrolled at different levels of completion.