Seven Discovery Scholarship recipients share who they are, the awesome study they’re doing and the difference the Discovery Scholarship has made to their lives.
Heamasi Vaioleti - Te Kainga Rua Award recipient at the University of Auckland
With the scholarship, Heamasi hopes to encourage the younger Pasifika generation that nothing is impossible if you commit to your goal with perseverance. Heamasi says that the MacDiarmid Institute Discovery Scholarship has given him the opportunity to finally finish what he had envisioned when he migrated to New Zealand. He hopes to help Māori and Pasifika students in the University of Auckland's Tuākana programme. Heamasi also runs fundamental maths skill classes for high school students within his community to build up their confidence around numbers and literacy in order to succeed at tertiary level.
December 1, 2021