I would like to take this time to thank everyone at Trust Porirua in helping me reach my goal.
The scholarship from Trust Porirua has helped with my tertiary studies immensely. I never felt held back at university because of the extra help I was given so it made me strive to pass and do my best in all my classes. I think if I didn't have the help I would have really struggled to find the money to pay for accommodation and textbooks, as I am from a low incoming family.
I am very humbled and grateful for receiving this scholarship as I am now proud to say I have graduated university with a degree in science – majoring in Zoology and minoring in Ecology.
I am the first in my family of 6 kids, where I am the second youngest to even have the chance to go to university and come out with a degree.
With many thanks and gratitude,
Leanne Leelo (ex Mana College student)