Books, school supplies; fees, lunches and more.
Back to school time can definitely be a stressful time for working parents.
Luckily, for the parents of some 40 scholars, the financial burden of having to pay school fees have been lifted off their shoulders.
On Tuesday, the Bank of the South Pacific (B.S.P) rewarded 40 students from primary and secondary schools for their hard work in the classroom.
The programme is part of B.S.P School Scholarship for 2017, which gives good performing students the helping hand they deserve to advance their education.
Head of Retail, Shirely Pauga, said there were 144 applicants who vied for the 40 slots.
The number has greatly increased since last year but the bank chose the top students and vetted the students thoroughly to find those who have excelled in the classroom.
“You are the chosen ones,” she told the students.
“We chose you because you have done extremely well and we want to see you succeed.
“Since we began offering these school scholarships, more than 300 students from across Samoa have been able to stay at school longer through the financial assistance from B.S.P.”
She congratulated the successful applicants and thanked everyone who applied.
“We hope this is the beginning of a long and promising education journey for our winners.”