The Principal of De La Salle College highly commended Julian Iosia for being 'a very able student and one of the top performers of his year level. I have absolutely no hesitation to recommending Julian for this scholarship for Julian as a man of direction, passion and integrity deserving of every opportunity.' Julian's academic results speak for themselves. In 2008, he achieved an Excellence endorsement for NCEA Level 1. Julian received the Konica Minolta Academic Scholarship.
Julian was highly involved in all aspects of cultural life at De La Salle College, supporting all of the Pacific Island groups in public speaking, hospitality, drama, performance, prayer and sport. Julian represented De La Salle College at Fono Emerging Leaders, student delegations, interviews, leadership discussion programmes and inter-school courses, namely the University of Otago's 'Hands on Science' trip, the Rotary Sci-Tech experience and the RYPEN Leadership Camp in 2009.
In 2006, Julian spent seven months living in Samoa working in a village shop. He took the time to learn the Samoan language fluently, and plans to use this skill in his future, creating stronger connections between the people of Samoa and New Zealand. Julian's other work experience is his current part-time position at Mangere East KFC.
Julian attended the University of Auckland and completed a conjoint Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in July 2016. He is currently studying for his Chartered Accountant qualifications.
"Julian has a strong drive, is a broad thinker coupled with a tangible desire to make a difference" -David Freeman-Greene, GM Account & Business Development, Telecom.