Aria Toilolo-Ite

Class of: 2017
School: Western Springs College
Scholarship Partner: Chapman Tripp

Aria comes from a hard-working Samoan family. Her mum has raised their family working long hours to make sure they were provided for. The Samoan values of hard work, service, and respect have been instilled into Aria from a young age. She has a heart for her people and the Pasifika community and has given back to younger students by tutoring and helping whenever needed.

Aria has many goals. She has never been out of NZ and she would love to take her mum with her to see the world. She would also like to be fluent in the Samoan language. Aria looks forward to gaining a degree in law and commerce, to be able to practice law and represent the peoples of Pasifika.

Her family and faith are the pillars on which Aria stands and she will be the first in her family to attend university.