Angela Toleafoa

Angela, a mature student and good leader, is the first of her family to gain a tertiary level qualification. At Mana College, she was noted as a positive role model for her peers in the way that she balanced the demands placed upon her from home, her church and school. Recognised as a leading member of the student body, she was presented with the prestigious 'Special Award for Outstanding Service to Mana College' in 2007. Her leadership abilities did not go unnoticed outside of school either. Also in 2007, she was named 'Youth Leader of the Year' at her Church.

Mike Knell from NZ Community Trust saw in Angela 'the desire necessary to endure and excel on the journey ahead' and saw huge potential in her as she embarked on her First Foundation Scholarship.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Information Systems and Electronic Commerce from Victoria University of Wellington in 2014 and is currently Enterprise Data Warehouse Data Analyst at Capital Health and Coast District Health Board.