Date: 21 February 2019
Congratulations Louana King and Prescilla Pome’e, on receiving First Foundation Scholarships at the Awards ceremony held in the Auckland Town Hall on February 12th.
First Foundation is one of the most successful tertiary scholarship providers in New Zealand. They aim to give recipients a hand up to tertiary education. Recipients not only receive generous financial support in their 2nd and 3rd year of university, but also are paired with a personal mentor and have the opportunity for paid work experience. The wrap around support of the whole First Foundation support team is invaluable.
While many New Zealand companies sponsor First Foundation, Fletcher Building and Spark are the principal sponsors.Claire Carroll representing Fletcher Building, congratulated students and their families, she suggested that companies like theirs, that have students join them on work placements benefit from the fresh thinking and vitality that students generally bring. Ms Carroll urged students to bring their ‘true selves’ to work placements, to back themselves and to use the time to learn what they enjoyed, what they were good at and what they needed to improve on. Her advice, good for all students, ‘don’t be afraid to ask questions, ask for help, be curious, make a positive contribution and work hard!’
This is a wonderful opportunity for Louana and Prescilla who we know will be fantastic ambassadors for OHS.
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