NUS Press Release 22-06-2022

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IPES SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS CEREMONY at NUS

Apia, Samoa – Wednesday, 23rd June 2022.

The National University of Samoa, in collaboration with the Institution of Professional Engineers of Samoa (IPES), hosted a Scholarship Awards Presentation to celebrate the successful recipients for Semester 1 2022.

The IPES President – Afioga Tafeamaalii Philip Kerslake presented a cheque of ten thousand tala to the Acting Vice Chancellor – Afioga Peseta Dr. Desmond Lee Hang, to sponsor twenty scholarship awardees. The majority of the successful scholarship recipients are in their second or third year of studying a Bachelor of Science program.

The successful recipients include: Aniora Faatoafe, Matalasi Iosefa, Charlster Ameto, Ramona Sio, Faitau  Sione,  Musi  Brown,  Gibbson  Ryan,  Tiaina  Lui,  Iosefa  Pulotu,  Aloiamoa  Mulipola,  Savelina Fagasoaia, Lorenzo Liufau, Tolua Asalele, Simon Potifar, Adelaide Nafo’i, Lepaono Fetu, Pati Makisi, Tului Faletoese, Lemalie Keti and Quezon Leauanae.

According to Afioga Tafeamaalii Philip Kerslake he stated, “This year marks 8 years since the Institute began granting scholarship awards for NUS Students in 2014, notably in the field of engineering and science related disciplines that are relevant to our institute. This presentation was postponed from April due to the COVID-19 lockdown but we are glad it is now possible.”

The Acting Vice Chancellor, Afioga Peseta Dr. Desmond Lee Hang, thanked the IPES President and its members for their continuous support, given the need for financial assistance with tuition fees during these uncertain times. Indeed, these scholarships will enable the selected recipients to complete their studies at the University. And in the long run, contribute to achieving the University’s mission of responding to the human resource needs of Samoa.

Acting Vice Chancellor Afioga Peseta Dr. Desmond Lee Hang & IPES President Afioga Tafeamaalii Philip Kerslake
Representative of Recipients: Lorenzo Pelenato Liufau
Director - Student Administration Office
IPES Associate
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