Allyssa Verner-Pula

Class of: 2017
School: St Mary’s College
Scholarship Partner: Dick and Diana Hubbard

Allysa is of Samoan descent and attended St Mary’s College where she was an active member in the St Mary’s orchestra playing the Double Bass and part of the Samoan group. She has been described by her school principal as "a young woman who will make a positive contribution to any academic or professional pathway she pursues."

She has always wanted to attend university and is looking forward to completing studies for a BA with a double major in Pacific Studies and Cultural Anthropology. Her dream is to become a university lecturer or cultural anthropologist. Allysa is proud to be the first in her family to attend university.