Murray Faivalu

Class of: 2017
School: Porirua College
Scholarship Partner: NZ Community Trust

Someone once said, "Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement, and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent."

Murray hears his mum get ready for the day at 5:30am everyday and he knows her love and sacrifice for him and his siblings are what has bought him to First Foundation.

Having already served on many school and community boards, the blueprint for his aspirations have already been laid for study in law or politics.  

Murray is proud of his Samoan heritage and will be the first in his family to attend university.