Fiji Time: 9:09 PM on Tuesday 30 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

First of its kind in scholarship

Atasa Moceituba
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

JOVESA Waqavakatoga counts himself lucky to be the first Fijian to receive the Moy/Houng Lee scholarship, the first of its kind in the country.

The scholarship is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and, according to senior PwC partner Jenny Seeto, Waqavakatoga is the first student offered the scholarship.

"This is the first student we have offered it to, so we will see how this works out and, hopefully, in the next few years we will be able to follow up other students as well," she said.

Ms Seeto said the scholarship was their way of giving back to the community.

"The whole objective was really to give something back to the community," she said, adding the award covers full tuition fees and an internship with PwC.

"It covers tuition, all books and a living allowance and an internship."

Waqavakatoga, 18, was chosen from among 100 students who had applied for the scholarship last year.

The former Suva Grammar student could hardly describe his good fortune after hearing the good news.

"Well, I'm more than excited â€" words can't describe how I'm feeling right now," he said.

He thanked his sponsors and the Moy/Houng Lee family for their belief in him.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64110.6221
JPY 50.839947.8399
GBP 0.37450.3665
EUR 0.43990.4279
NZD 0.68580.6528
AUD 0.65370.6287
USD 0.49430.4773

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 30th August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Ryan's plan to return to Fiji
  2. 'No place like Fiji'
  3. Ryan's big day
  4. 'Loud noise' panic
  5. Child crushed to death
  6. Safe arrival for Fiji Airways flight FJ811
  7. Former Methodist church president passes on
  8. Probe into aircraft incident begins
  9. Interest rates to increase
  10. TELS board seeks prompt applications

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mata signs new deal Sunday (28 Aug)
  2. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  3. 1 charged, 2 under probe for break-in Thursday (25 Aug)
  4. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  5. Ryan's plan to return to Fiji Tuesday (30 Aug)
  6. Violence stops TISI Sangam annual meeting Sunday (28 Aug)
  7. Kolinisau surprises fans with Macuata dialect Friday (26 Aug)
  8. Ryan may return Friday (26 Aug)
  9. Kauvesi clears the air Thursday (25 Aug)
  10. 'No place like Fiji' Tuesday (30 Aug)