First Foundation Scholarships

First Foundation Scholarships

First Foundation Scholarships Awarded to Sacred Heart College Students

Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt, Year 13 students Kolopa Anitealea–Ioane (13RV) and Gracyn Thomson (13AT), were recently awarded First Foundation Scholarships at a ceremony held at the Wellington City Gallery.  First Foundation is recognised as the most successful tertiary scholarship provider in New Zealand, achieving the highest graduation rates and mentoring recipients into meaningful careers. 

These scholarships provide talented young people with a four-year scholarship which includes the following support:
• Financial
The Scholarship Partner (sponsoring organisation) provides $4,000 each year (total of $12,000 over three years) towards their student’s university costs
• Mentor
Each student is matched with a mentor, whose role is to assist students through the major transitions from high school to university and guide them through the new experiences within the scholarship programme
• Work experience
The Scholarship Partner provides a minimum four to five weeks paid work experience per year which allows students to develop skills in a safe work environment and build new networks.

Forty-seven First Foundation Scholarships were awarded nationally this year (seven in Wellington) and Sacred Heart College is especially proud of our two recipients as it is the first time students from our College have applied.

Kolopa is Head of Culture at school this year and intends studying Law and Psychology at Victoria University in 2021 with the support of her Scholarship Partner ‘Kiwi Wealth’.

Gracyn, who is the House Captain of Lourdes, will be supported next year by the Lester Gray Family Trust as she embarks on her Law studies at Otago University.

Congratulations girls and we wish you every success in the future.

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