The Scholars

Tana Umaga TUF Scholars

1. Robert Urquhart – Papakura High School

Studying at Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand in Wellington. Rob commenced the Diplome de Cuisine on a full scholarship. Partners in this scholarship are Le Cordon Bleu NZ, Te Puni Kokiri and Tana Umaga Foundation. This scholarship is for the duration of his study at Le Cordon Bleu.

2. Sean Hill – Papakura High School

AUT University is where Sean will complete his Bachelor of Design majoring in Digital Design. His scholarship is for three years.

3. Ninwa Karimo – Papakura High School

Ninwa is studying towards a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology atAuckland      University. The scholarship is for three years.


Fio Seaso – Porirua

A one-off scholarship assisted Fio complete her Design degree at Massey University Wellington campus.

Inaugural Students

2010 student selection (commencing study in 2011

1. Gabriel Tupou – Wainuiomata High School

Studying at Victoria University undertaking a double degree in Arts and Law on a three year scholarship.

2. Nikita Temple – Wainuiomata High School

Victoria University is where Nikita is studying law. Her scholarship for was for one year.

3. Olivia Ryan – Wainuiomata High School

The Wellington campus of Massey University is where Oli is studying towards a Fine Arts degree. This was a one year scholarship.


How to apply

Email Francie Russell at for more about Foundation, the criteria and an application form.