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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.