Roshni Prajapati

Class of: 2010
School: Auckland Girls' Grammar School
Scholarship Partner: Auckland DHB Charitable Trust

Sarah Hayes, the Academic Dean at Auckland Girls' Grammar School recommended Roshni Prajapati for a First Foundation Scholarship stating that Roshni is 'at all times totally responsible and trustworthy and goes well beyond what is required in her subject classes. She is highly intelligent and has quick thinking skills, and is able to analyse information in depth. I cannot speak highly enough of this student.' In 2009, Roshni achieved NCEA Level 1 endorsed with Merit. Roshni was awarded Top Scholar in 2008.

Roshni's commitment to Auckland Girls' Grammar is not only apparent to her own academic studies but also as a member of the English Committee and Maths Committee. Through this work, she was partly responsible for the publishing of the school's magazine and assisted those having difficulty in maths during lunchtime tutorials. Furthermore she was a Humanitarian activist (AGGSHA). Roshni was Player 1 in the Open B Grade for Badminton. She was also in the school choir. In her community, she was part of the Swadhyay Parivaar Hindu self-development youth group and babysits regularly for members of her extended family and friends.

"Roshni is a cheerful, highly confident, well spoken student with demonstrated commitment and high academic achievement abilities. Her leadership and organisational skills are evident in her curricular and extracurricular activities. She is considering studying nursing at the University of Auckland with the aim of becoming a Paediatric Nurse." - Mercy Thomas, Nurse Educator(Children's NETP) & Workforce Development Coordinator

Roshni, who is first in her family to gain a tertiary degree,  completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) from AUT University and is currently nursing at Starship Children's Hospital in a paediatric surgical ward whilst doing post graduate study in child health.