Opportunities ahead: update on First Foundation support

First Foundation believes that all young people should have the opportunity to achieve their dreams, irrespective of socio-economic status. This belief underpins its scholarship programme, which empowers outstanding students from low decile schools to transform their lives through tertiary education. Its programme is built around three key pillars - financial assistance, paid work experience, and mentoring.

Recent graduates who have benefited from First Foundation scholarships are:
  • Deborah Ebert (2005) - Bachelor of Health Science/Midwifery - graduated 2009 from AUT University - sponsor Spark New Zealand
  • Joshua Gordon (2005) - BCA - gradudated 2010 from Victoria University of Wellington - sponsor Siemens (NZ) Ltd
  • Kevin Hodder (2003) - Bachelor of Science 2nd Class Hons in Physics - graduated 2008 from the University of Otago - sponsor Griffins Foods Ltd
  • Ming-En Wu (2000) - Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce - graduated 2004 from The University of Auckland - sponsor Pacific Retail Group
Current scholarship participants:
  • Ryan King (2011) - B Com The University of Auckland - sponsor Hynds Education Fund
  • John Harper-Devoe (2012) - Certificate in Foundation for tertiary Pathways MIT - sponsor Hynds Education Fund
  • Avinash Sharma (2012) - BEng (Hons) The University of Auckland - sponsor Hynds Education Fund
  • Daniel Blakeborough (2013) - sponsor Hynds Education Fund
  • Robert Rudolph (2013) - sponsor Hynds Education Fund
  • Alipati Sega (2014) - sponsor Hynds Education Fund
  • Joseph Knights (2014) - sponsor Hynds Education Fund


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