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Leanne Leelo

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)