Rotary responds to pandemic with more USP awards

Apia Rotary District 9920, the local chapter of Rotary International has responded to the coronavirus by increasing their scholarship awards for students at the University of South Pacific (U.S.P.) Alafua campus.

U.S.P. negotiated with Apia Rotary President Joanne Rasmussen, Savave Sapolu, and the organisation's board to determine the criteria for awarding scholarships to students. 

“Apia Rotary has increased their support even in the wake of Covid-19 to over $15,000 and ten more students have been included in Semester. This is truly commendable and would like to recognize this amazing effort put forth by the Apia Rotarians and their donor partners,” the organisation said in a statement. 

The process began last November when students were advised of the Rotary-U.S.P. partnership and invited to apply with an expression of interest outlining their financial need, the courses, their academic plans and transcripts.

Awardees will be formally recognised during a ceremony next week at the U.S.P. campus.

The Rotary-USP Scholarship recipients are:

  1. Meroo Lafi, Foundation, Agriculture 2
  2. Usitai Isaako, Pacific TAFE Certificate Library/Information  Studies
  3. Victory Taimalelagi, Faculty of Arts, Law, Education, Bachelor of Laws
  4. Sammron Evile, Foundation, Science, Technology & Environment
  5. Hope Letoga, Foundation, Arts & Humanities
  6. John Silva, Foundation, Arts & Humanities
  7. Augustine Liki, Bachelor’s Environmental Management
  8. Joyce Te’o, Foundatoion, Arts & Humanities
  9. Sonny Alatise, Pacific TAFE Diploma Library Studies.
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