Scholarships 2021 – Congratulations to our amazing students!

Class of 2021 – Congratulations!

March is the month we introduce our Whitireia scholarship recipients to their incredible sponsors in a moving ceremony, also attended by proud whānau. This year has been all the more special, given the Alert Level events of 2020 meant we had no opportunity to gather to celebrate our recipients in the previous year.  

2020 was a challenging year for students everywhere. With the various Covid Alert Levels, and much study moved online, it is significant that many of our 2020 recipients have again been awarded a scholarship in 2021 – those students met their challenges and they excelled. We salute their enthusiasm and their commitment. To all our recipients for 2021 – gaining a scholarship is no small achievement – we’re proud of you!

Who are our recipients and their sponsors in 2021?

Alpha NZ Ltd Scholarship

Salma Abdi Gurey  – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 3)

Atareira Scholarship

Lyana Ross  – Bachelor of Social Work (Year 3)

Nicole Tildesley  – Bachelor of Social Work (Year 3)

Compass Health Scholarship

Petelo Alosio – Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) Year 3

Daley Foaese – Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) Year 2

Lucinda Solomon – Bachelor of Nursing (Māori) Year 3

Belinda Whare – Bachelor of Nursing (Māori) Year 2

Controlled Building Services Scholarship

Jamie Laupama – Bachelor of Social Work (Year 3)

EFTPOS Vending Scholarship

Jonathan Kortens – Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) Year 2

Elite Services Scholarship

Natalya Berkland – Bachelor of Social Work (Year 1)

Ford Sumner Lawyers Scholarship

Luke Morgan – Bachelor of Social Work (Year 3)

Foster + Melville Architects Scholarship

Luci McDougall – Bachelor of Creativity (Performing Arts) Year 3

Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors Scholarship

Courtney-Lee Russell – Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) Year 1

Graduate Women Wellington

Rongomaiwahine Diahnn Higgins-Herewini – Bachelor of Information Technology (Year 3)

Kirk-Burnnand Family Scholarship

Chyenne Katu – Bachelor of Information Technology (Year 3)

Precious Williams-JudkinsBachelor of Social Work (Year 3)

Maude Miller

Amy McBride – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 3)

Nikau Foundation

Jude Campbell – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 1)

Cathy Chen – Bachelor of Information Technology (Level 2) 

Bianca Gray – Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) Year 3

Isla Graham –  Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) Year 2

Ashween Kumar – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 2) 

Kylie Moeahu – Bachelor of Social Work (Year 1)

Amy O’Grady – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 1)

Ngarangikapitiao Riddell – Bachelor of Nursing (Māori) Year 2

Shayna Turua – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 3)

Jenny Yu – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 3)

OCS

Mahina Aiono – Bachelor of Nursing (Māori) Year 1

Jasmine Fitness – NZ  Certificate in Business Administration & Technology (Level 3)

Porirua City Council Scholarship

Ocean Teare – NZ Diploma in Screen Production (Level 5)

Red Wolf Security Scholarship

Aretaiki Pokoati – NZ Diploma in Information Technology (Level 5)

Whitireia Foundation/Ngati Toa Scholarship

Grierwyn Taitua – Bachelor of Nursing (Maori) Year 3

Whitireia Foundation Scholarship

Samantha Pratt – Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) Year 2

Tyla Cavanagh – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 1)

Leena Prasad – Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) Year 3

William Campbell Memorial Scholarship

Rahat Arif – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 2)

The Whitireia Foundation would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors named above – you’re amazing!

We’ll add some more pics from our 2021 ceremony as soon as we can. In the meantime, here are a few from earlier years.

Scholarships 2020 – Congratulations to our awesome students and big thanks to our sponsors!

Another awesome group of students were awarded their Whitireia Foundation scholarships for 2020. In other years, our scholarship recipients would be surrounded by proud whānau at a very special Awards ceremony, where they would meet their sponsors.

2020 was different. Awards night was set to take place the week New Zealand went into Alert Level 4 lockdown.  It is a tribute to our recipients for 2020 that they stayed the course through some seriously challenging times. New priorities and challenges once New Zealand moved to stem the community spread of Covid-19, has meant a couple of students pick up their scholarships in 2021 or will defer study until later. To all of our recipients, winning a scholarship is a significant achievement – we’re proud of you!

Who are our recipients in 2020?

Alpha NZ Ltd Scholarship

Olivia Columb Bachelor of Nursing (Year 1)

Britton Housemovers Scholarship

Stuart Hallam NZ Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Theory) Level 3

Compass Health Scholarship

Jessie Renata Bachelor of Nursing (Maori) Year 2

Shrishma Singh Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) Year 2

Wiki Rogers Bachelor of Nursing (Maori) Year 3

Frances Maleta Lealofi Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) Year 3

Controlled Building Services Scholarship

Agilau Gaualofa NZ Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry) Level 3

EFTPOS Vending Scholarship

Debbie Keating Bachelor of Social Work (Year 1)

Elite Services Scholarship

Melanie McCarthy Bachelor of Nursing (Year 3)

Ford Sumner Lawyers Scholarship

Lyana Ross Bachelor of Social Work (Year 2)

Foster + Melville Architects Scholarship

Macarena Fernanda Tiezzi NZ Diploma in Dance (Year 2)

Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors Scholarship

Delilah Amituanai Sevesi Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) Year 3

Graduate Women Wellington

Savelina vika Feaomoengalu Tautua’a Bachelor of Information Technology (Year 3)

Kirk-Burnnand Family Scholarship

Precious Williams-Judkins Bachelor of Social Work – 2021

Tu Kauae Taufiti-Moses NZ Diploma in Performing Arts (Maori & Pacific Dance) – 2021

Nikau Foundation

Mozhgan Sharifi NZ Certificate in Business Administration (Level 3)

Summer Neho Diploma in Enrolled Nursing 

Kate Stewart Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) Year 2

Lucas Zaner Bachelor of Creativity (Music) Year 2

Tiara Gillespie-Peniata Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) Year 1

Ja Hta Pan N-Hkum Bachelor of Nursing (Year 1)

Porirua City Council Scholarship

La Mu Hla Bachelor of Social Work (Year 4)

Red Wolf Security Scholarship

Liqing (Cathy) Chen Bachelor of Information Technology (Year 1)

Whitireia Foundation/Ngati Toa Scholarship

Ailish Kelly Bachelor of Nursing (Maori) Year 3

Whitireia Foundation Scholarship

Philisita Mii-Ana Tangatataia Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) Year 2

Patolo Patelesio Bachelor of Information Technology (Year 3)

Oliver Smyth NZ Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)

William Campbell Memorial Scholarship

Deferred

The Whitireia Foundation would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors:

Alpha NZ Ltd

Britton Housemovers Ltd Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors

Campbell Family Graduate Women Wellington

Compass Health Kirk Burnnand Family

EFTPOS Vending Nikau Foundation

Elite Services Porirua City Council

Ford Sumner Lawyers Red Wolf Security Ltd

Foster + Melville Architects

Below are pics from earlier Scholarship Awards Ceremonies.

Scholarships 2018 – Congratulations to you all and big thanks to our sponsors!

Earlier this month, this awesome bunch of students were awarded their Whitireia Foundation scholarships for 2018, surrounded by proud friends and whānau. Thanks to all who attended the Awards night, and special thanks to our wonderful sponsors.

Special thanks also to Virtuoso Strings who delighted us all with their beautiful sounds.  The junior and senior orchestras of Virtuoso Strings are made up of more than 160 students from Porirua’s decile 1 and 2 schools.

Who are our recipients in 2018? See here.

Below are just a few pics of our 2018 Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

See all the photos from the night.