The NZ Hi-Tech Foundation is excited to introduce the winners of He Whetū Mārama Ngā Karahipi Leading Light Scholarships.
In line with this mission, each year the foundation distributes financial assistance to support its incredible scholarship recipient’s journeys into tech.
Read their stories below...
Genesis Tali-Iki Halo
Genesis has excelled in science at high school and intends to pursue a career in cybersecurity or as a software engineer, ultimately becoming a leader and mentor for Pasifika students to realise their potential in the classroom.
Earina is 18 years old and will study at Media Design School next year with an aim to one day develop sophisticated games that are accessible to people who don’t have access to consoles.
Oceane Mei Jones
Oceane is studying at Elam School of Fine Arts and aspires to create art that communicates social issues specific to minorities to the wider population using video games and other art mediums.
Michael Shane Spicer
Michael wants to help those with learning difficulties like himself achieve in education, using gamification to make learning more fun and intuitive.
Grace Helena Sereu Thompson
Grace is studying towards a Bachelor of Science in computer science and wants to encourage other Pacific Island women like herself to consider a career in STEM.
Marlene Aliitasi Sua
While studying at the Eastern Institute of Technology, Marlene recognised her passion for cybersecurity and is transferring to Victoria University of Wellington to pursue her interest.
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