St Paul’s College Head Boy Tevita Uilou has been awarded one of three 2017 Sir George Elliot Tertiary Scholarships worth $25,000.
St Paul’s Headmaster, Kieran Fouhy, says Tevita is one of the most extraordinary Head Boys he’s encountered in his 30 years as a Headmaster, which included 28 years at St Peter’s College Auckland.
Mr Fouhy says: “Tevita has considerable presence as a person in any situation. He can be courageous in his interactions with his peers and fulfils the mantra of a graduate of St Paul’s to be qualified, inquisitive and courageous.”
Tevita, the second eldest of five boys, says: “I’ve applied to start studying towards a conjoint Law-Commerce degree at Auckland University next year and this scholarship is going to be a phenomenal help.
“I couldn’t believe it when I found out I’d won – I was told there were about 200 applicants.”
The scholarships are awarded by the Sir George Elliot Charitable Trust, named after a benefactor, philanthropist and successful businessman who died in 1956.
‘St Paul’s College Head Boy, $25,000 Sir George Elliot Scholarship recipient Tevita Uilou with a statue of the school’s patron Saint, Saint Paul.’