First Foundation/

Our Successes

In 1998, the three inaugural scholarships were awarded in Auckland. Now, 19 years on, First Foundation awards scholarships in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch , Whangarei, Dunedin, Horowhenua, Rotorua and Hamilton.

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First Foundation's success has been made possible through a combination of:

  • quality and impact of a First Foundation Scholarship
  • willingness of many of our current Scholarship Partners to offer repeat scholarships in what has recently been a difficult economic environment
  • continued recruitment of new Scholarship Partners, Scholarship Funders,
    and Work Experience Partners.
  • our talented Mentors playing a crucial role
  • cooperation and support of our Partnering Schools.

We have now reached a record level of current Scholars on our programme and we have awarded a total of 563 scholarships.

But if there is one metric by which we measure the achievements of First Foundation, it is not really any of the above. In fact it is everything to do with the talented young New Zealanders whose lives have been changed through First Foundation. In the end, the thing we most care about are their stories.

Where are they now?

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