SCHOLARSHIPS


2016 Catholic Foundation Scholarships

The Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of Wellington congratulates the eight students who have received its scholarships for the 2017 tertiary studies year and beyond and wishes them all well in their chosen courses. The Foundation also recognises the applicants who were not successful but who were of equally high calibre and also wishes them well in their future studies.

The awards were presented at college prizegivings at the end of 2016.

The Foundation awards six general scholarships and two refugee scholarships to students from Catholic colleges in the archdiocese. Catholic students at state colleges in areas where there are no Catholic colleges are also eligible. Academic qualifications as well as all-round qualities of the students and their potential contributions to the Church are considered.

The scholarships are continuing scholarships each worth $3000 a year for three years. Funding comes from donations and bequests to the Catholic Foundation. The Foundation was established by Cardinal Thomas Williams in 1981 to further enable the work of the Archdiocese.

This year the Foundation has also sponsored the boarding costs to Garin Hostel in Nelson for three Kaikōura students whose families’ finances were devastated as a result of the November earthquake and who faced having to leave Garin College. Two of these students are in their last year of studies.


Rebekah Amitrano, St Mary’s College, will attend the University of Otago, to study a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in pharmacology. Caitlin Coates, Garin College, will attend the Pacific International Hotel Management School. Hannah Hart, Buller High School, will attend the University of Canterbury to study a Bachelor of Engineering. Margaret (Maggie) Rodgers, Horowhenua College, will attend Victoria University of Wellington to study English literature and psychology.
Aiganapule Sola, St Catherine’s College, will attend Victoria University of Wellington to study a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in religious studies and media studies. Antoinelle Zapanta, Sacred Heart College, will attend Victoria University of Wellington to study a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting and taxation.


Refugee scholarships were awarded to the following recipients


Mi Chaw, Bishop Viard College, will attend Whitireia Polytechic to study LaMu Hla, Bishop Viard College, will attend Whitireia Polytechic to study a Bachelor of Social Work.

2015 Catholic Foundation Scholarships

The Catholic Foundation wishes to congratulate the recipients of scholarships for the 2016 tertiary studies year and wish them all well in their chosen courses.

The scholarships are continuing scholarships worth $3000 per year for three years.

Awards were presented at college prizegivings at the end of 2015.

The Foundation also wishes to recognise those applicants who were not successful but who were of equally high calibre and wish them well in their future studies.


Precious SY 0f St Mary’s College was awarded the Margaret (Peggy) Ryan Scholarship. Attending Victoria University to study Computer Science/Software Engineering. Samuel TRAYNOR of St Patrick’s College Silverstream. Attending University of Canterbury to do a double degree in Law and Sport Coaching Anya MacDONALD of Marlborough Girls College. Attending Victoria University of Wellington to study a Bachelor OF Arts, majoring in English and Theatre, together English and Maori papers. Aimee PENMAN of Sacred Heart College. Attending University of Wellington to study Law with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Ciaran HYLAND of St Patrick’s College Wellington. Attending University of Canterbury to study Chemical and Process Engineering. Clare SULLIVAN of St Catherine’s College. Attending University of Otago to study Health Science in first year then applying for acceptance into Medical School. REFUGEE SCHOLARSHIP awarded to Solome TADESSE of St Catherine’s College. Attending Victoria University to study law.

2014 Catholic Foundation Scholarships

The Catholic Foundation congratulates the recipients of the scholarships announced at college prizegivings at the end of 2014. In wishing them well in their chosen courses in 2015 the Foundation also informed the winners that each scholarship could now be worth up to $9000 over three years. The scholarships had previously been limited to $3000 for one year.

New terms and conditions are being finalised and details will be announced shortly.


Alexendra Balina, St Mary's College, will attend Massey University to study a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science. Vaipuna Siaunuua, Bishop Viard College, will attend Victoria University to study Samoan, Music, Criminology and Tourism Management for a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Teaching Degree. Kevin Vaeluaga, Paraparaumu College will attend Otago University to study Medicine. Patrick Hassan, Garin College, Nelson, will attend Canterbury University to study mechantronics with the goal of working to improve prosthetic limbs.
Madeline Boyle, Sacred Heart College, will attend Otago University to stufy a LLB Law. Julia Ryan, St Catherine's College, will attend Victoria University to study Science. Aornanshe Shamoon, St Mary's College, will attend Victoria University to study a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Studies, minoring in International Relations and History. Bezawit Tadesse, St Catherine's College, will attend Otago University to study Medicine.



2013 Catholic Foundation Scholarships




2012 Catholic Foundation Scholarships.

The Catholic Foundation wishes to congratulate the winners of scholarships for this year’s tertiary studies and wish them all well in their chosen courses. The awards were presented at college prizegiving ceremonies at the end of 2012. Details on how to apply are explained on the Scholarships page of this website.

Georgina Blane of Sacred Heart College Lower Hutt whose life-long interest in the mechanics of motor vehicles has led her to study for a Bachelor of Engineering at Canterbury University. Tony Su of St Bernard’s College was awarded the Sisters of Compassion-sponsored scholarship. With a strong interest in design and painting, he will study fine arts at Canterbury University. Anna Bergin of St Mary’s College. A fascination with how and why things work and a drive to challenge injustices in society spurs Anna to study science and law at Otago University. Aaron Conlon of St Patrick’s College, Silverstream will study for a Bachelor of Health Science at Whitireia Polytechnic. He hopes to become a paramedic initially and, eventually, a doctor.
 
Maen Michael Terawasi of Bishop Viard College has chosen to study law at Victoria University because of a dedication to help the vulnerable and voiceless. Caira Uy of St Catherine’s College is off to Otago University to study health science in pursuit of a career in medicine or dentistry. Ben Ruback of Chanel College in Masterton will study law and commerce at Victoria University, majoring in marketing and management.  

Refugee scholarships were awarded to the following recipients


   
Christine Philipo of Bishop Viard College will study health science at Otago University in the hope of being accepted to medical school. Sian Mung Pau of St Bernard’s College will attend Weltec in Petone to do first year ESOL followed by a mechanics course.    

2011 Catholic Foundation Scholarships.

The following students were awarded scholarships at their college’s prize giving late in 2011 for their tertiary studies commencing 2012.

Katie Braid of Sacred Heart College will do a BA/BTeach or BA majoring in psychology and art history at Victoria University. Her interests are in religious history, cultural anthropology and social policy and she hopes to be a primary school teacher. Christina Dodds of Viard College will study for a Bachelor of Arts and Science at Victoria University majoring in psychology followed by a graduate diploma in Early Child Education. Christina’s scholarship was sponsored by the Catholic Development Fund. Jeremy Langley of Chanel College will attend Otago University to study for a Bachelor of Medicine. From an early age he has wanted to be a child/adolescent psychiatrist. Brittany Abels-Laughton of St Catherine’s College is heading for Victoria University and a BSc. Brittany has a passion for the environment and the ecosystem and she hopes to study marine biology to further this interest.
Raymond Horua of St Bernard’s College is attending Victoria University to do a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in geography and English. He aims to be a secondary school teacher. Raymond’s scholarship was sponsored by the Mother Aubert Home of Compassion. Donella Manson of Paraparaumu College will study economics or accounting for a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Otago. Matthew Penman of St Patrick’s Silverstream will attend Massey University to study a Bachelor of Design course. He hopes to pursue a career in graphic design. Monica Helbano of St Mary’s College is attending the University of Waikato to undergo a Bachelor of Communications. She considers solid communication skills are essential in all areas of society.

Refugee scholarships were awarded to the following recipients


John Mamum of St Patricks Silverstream will study for a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Victoria University. He hopes to be able to work in the Health Research sector. Ngun Za Heh of Sacred Heart College plans to pursue a lifelong dream and study for a Bachelor of Nursing at Whitireia Polytechnic. Andrea Ornido of St Catherine College is going to Massey University to do a Bachelor of Business Studies with the aim of pursuing a career as an auditor or chartered accountant. Thang Sing Pau of St Bernard’s College has a strong interest in all things mechanical. He will attend Weltec to become an automotive mechanic followed by an auto panel and paint course.