Anuilagi (Lagi) Aukusitino

Hello my name is Anuilagi (Lagi) Aukusitino and I was a recipient of the Catholic Foundation Scholarship granted in 2013.

I have just completed my studies at Victoria University of Wellington and I wanted to relay my gratitude towards those involved in granting me the Scholarship.

The first year of university was a drastic change to what I was used to but I was grateful due to the assistance of the Scholarship. It enabled me to focus on my studies rather than my financial situation: which I will always consider a blessing. There have been many changes since my first year and now I am graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Asia Studies and Chinese, minoring in History. I plan to further my language studies overseas at the end of the year.

First and foremost, I thank the Lord, my family and friends for all the support and love that I have received and experienced. I am thankful towards the Board Members of the Catholic Foundation in considering me worthy for this scholarship; Fr David Dowling, Kathy Ryan and the staff at St Catherine's College, Kilbirnie and the parish of Our Lady of the Valleys. I can confidently say that I have grown in both faith and knowledge through my journey at Victoria University and that wouldn't have been possible without the opportunity that this scholarship provided.

Thank you and God Bless.


Yours sincerely,
Anuilagi (Lagi) Aukusitino.