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ASG awards 10 scholarships to ASCC graduates

The Scholarship fund of the American Samoa Government awarded 10 scholarships and approved 16 applications for student loans for students who recently graduated from the American Samoa Community College .


During the ASCC graduation, member of the Board of Higher Education and Human Resources Director, Le’i Sonny Thompson congratulated the graduates and those who were fortunate to have been granted scholarships and student loans from the government. Those who were awarded scholarships who are attending off Island colleges and universities are as follows:


Mary Cheung-Fuk -University  of Hawai’i-Hilo Major in Sociology


Fa’asalafa Kitiona -University of Hawai’i-Hilo Major in Marine Science


Faiai R Moliga -Washington State University Major in Civil Engineering


Grace Felise -University of Hawai’i-Hilo Major in Mathematics


Pearl Sheck -Chaminade University Major in Criminal Justice


Randall P Fitisone -University of Advancing Tech Major in Computer Science


Tala Ropeti -Andrews University of Michigan Major in Social Studies


Tu’ulalo Farani -University of Kentucky Major in History


Ulysses Hopkinson- Academy of Arts University Major in Game Design


The government also offered a scholarship for a B.E.D at the ASCC for Tonya Tuigamala.


Students who were granted applications for ASG Student loans are as follows:


Akenese Salu -University of Hawai’i-Hilo Major in Computer Science


Arletta Peau -University of Hawai’i-Manoa Major in Biology  


Charisma Fano -University of Nevada-Vegas Major in Mathematics


Fa’ailoilo Ma Soon -University of Hawai’i-Hilo Major in Communications


Helga F Lefiti -California State University East Bay Major in English


Henrietta Pulou -New Mexico State University Major in Journalism


Hillary L Chong -University of Hawai’i-Manoa Major in Meteorology


Iupelisiliva Pei -Chaminade University Major in Criminal Justice


Lemafo’e Lauti -Brigham Young University Idaho Major in Political Science


Magic Aueomoelogo -University of Hawai’i West Oahu Major in Business Administration


Meilani Aioino -Brigham Young University Major in Accounting


Pierre Su’a Ulufale -Embry Riddle University Major in Aviation


Raisa Ongosia -University of Hawaii-Manoa Major in Political Science


Scott Manning -University of Hawaii-Hilo Major in Administrative of Justice


Tofagaoali’i A La’a -Washington State University Major in Political Science


Valentine Vaeoso -University of Hawaii-Hilo Major in Marine Science.   


According to Le’i,  students attending off island schools are to receive $4,000 per year, while local scholarship for the ASCC is $2,000.