Scholarship Students

 

We are incredibly excited to announce our thirteen 2020 Scholarship recipients!  Eight of the scholarships will support our 2019 recipients as they enter Form 2. Five students, including our first students from islands of Vava’u and ‘Eua, will start Form 1 this year.

Thank you to our incredible donors. We know that there are countless worthy causes to contribute to throughout the world, and we really appreciate your support for the children of Tonga. Without your generosity, none of these scholarships would be possible. Several parents shared with us that it would be extremely difficult to pay their child's schools fees without the scholarship. Thank you for helping to make the children's education more attainable.

 

 

2020 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

 

 

Christopher Saimone is attending Tonga College ‘Atele for Form 1. He lives in Tofoa, Tongatapu with his parents, two sisters, and five brothers. Christopher is the 4th oldest. After high school, Christopher hopes to attend university and become a doctor.

 

 
Kilifi Vaka is entering Form 1 at Maamaloa Side School. He lives in Kolomotu’a, Tongatapu with his parents and younger sister. According to his mom, Kilifi is shy and quiet but loves watching cartoons and playing with his friends. He likes to memorize bible verses for Sunday school and wants to be a Church Minister, like his father, when he grows up.  

Latu Ma'upule is starting Form 1 at ‘Eua High School. She lives with her grandparents in Ta’anga, ‘Eua. Her family praises Latu for her hard work and kind personality. In Ta’anaga, Latu enjoys learning from the Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) and loves to cook and eat food with the PCVs. Latu supports her community by cleaning the village and participating in various youth programs. She wants to become a teacher and help the next generation of kids in her community. 

 

 
Ofa Taulani is starting Form 1 at Vava’u High School. He lives in Tu’anekivale, Vava’u with his parents and 5 siblings. Ofa supports his community by serving as a member of the village “green team” that is responsible for picking up the rubbish around the community. Ofa’s cousin, Ilaise, helped him apply for the scholarship, and says he loves food and swimming during the holidays. Ofa wants to become a nurse so that he can keep his village healthy.  

Sioeli Tonga is starting Form 1 at Tailulu College. He lives in Tofoa, Tongatapu with his parents, two sisters, and two brothers. Sioeli helps his community by cleaning the church compound and wants to be a police officer when he finishes secondary school.

 

 

2019 RETURNING SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

 

Folauhola Saimone is entering Form 2 at Tailulu College. He lives in Tofoa, Tongatapu with his parents and six siblings. Folauhola supports his community by picking up rubbish on the street and church grounds after school and on the weekends. After high school, Folauhola hopes to attend the University of the South Pacific where he wants to study to become a doctor. 

 

Malia Hola Misiloi is entering Form 2 at Tonga High School. She lives in Tatakamotonga, Tongatapu . Malia helps her community by helping clean up rubbish and is a leader at her school. Her favorite subjects are math, movement and fitness, English and Science. Malia wants to go to university so that one day she can work for the Tongan government. 

 
Tandra (Ruby) Fungalei is entering Form 2 at Queen Salote College. She lives in Tatakamotonga, Tongatapu. Both of Tandra's parents passed away and she is looked after by her aunt. Tandra helps her community by cleaning up the village for visits by the nobles. She would like to go to univeristy and study to become a doctor.   
Sateki Lomu is entering Form 2 at Havelu Middle Schoool. He lives in Ha'ateiho, Tongatapu with his parents and three siblings. Sateki is the youngest in his family. Sateki has joined a service group where they help those in their village who need it, such as cleaning people's houses. He loves sports. Sateki hopes to study at BYU in the United States and become a soldier.   
Kaveinga Latu is entering Form 2 at Tonga College 'Atele. He lives in Ha'ateiho, Tongatapu with his parents and five siblings. Kaveinga helps pick up rubbish in his community. Kaveinga enjoys playing rugby. Kaveinga wants to continue to study science so that he can become a doctor. He hopes to attend university in Australia or New Zealand.   


Ala Pale is entering Form 2 at Tonga High School. She lives in Ha'ateiho with her widowed mother and sister. During recess, Ala likes to help her friends do their homework. Ala's family is originally from Vava'u but moved to Tongatapu four years ago. Ala would like to study economics, accounting and computer science at University because she would like to become a business leader. 

 

Malia Akata Vineta Ngungutau is entering Form 2 at Tonga High School. She lives in Lapaha, Tongatapu. Malia always participates on her village basketball team and was part of the New Life Church Choir. Malia would like to continue her studies by studying science so that she can become a doctor. 

 
Salote Piutau is entering Form 2 at Tonga High School. She lives in Ha'ateiho with her parents and six siblings. Salote helps her community by cleaning up rubbish and preparing for community shows. Salote likes to read. She  would like to attend university overseas so that she can become a doctor to help her country and family.