Bank gives back through scholarship awards

A total of 42 students have received a financial boost for the 2019 academic year thanks to the Bank South Pacific scholarship (B.S.P.) programme.

The students who are attending primary schools and colleges across the country were congratulated during the awards presentation at the Bank’s Apia headquarters.  

B.S.P. Acting Country Manager, Edward Yee, said the Bank was pleased to be of assistance to the students and their families. It is their way of giving back to the community.

More than 190 applications were received for the awards this year. Of the award winners, 12 scholarships were given to primary school students while the rest were allocated to secondary school students.

 “We would like to congratulate all the successful applicants and thank everyone who applied,” said Mr. Yee.

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“We are confident that these students will progress and continue further studies with opportunities like these.”

BSP Scholar, Janeiro Malu, gave a testimony advising his peers to cease the scholarship opportunity.

 “Please use this opportunity wisely. I encourage and challenge you this year to push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.” 

Sisters Taimaneolevasalaolao Talalele and Kirita Papalii were extremely grateful.

 “Our family struggles financially and to help our parents we applied for the B.S.P. Scholarships,” Taimaneolevasalaolao said.

“We are truly grateful to B.S.P. for the scholarship they have awarded us to support our education and help our family.”

“We are determined to do our best in school so that we can continue to be B.S.P. scholars. I will be graduating this year but and having received a scholarship alongside my little sister is a wonderful feeling, that I hope will motivate her to do exceed in school,” she added.

The scholarship awards presentation was facilitated by B.S.P’s Business Manager, Maiava Iaeli Tovia Leota.

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