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Westpac, USP Boost Ties

The University of the South Pacific and Westpac Banking Co-operation yesterday took their mutual ties to another level. The organisations joined hands with a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding
13 May 2015 10:34
Westpac, USP Boost Ties
(From left): Adrian Hughes (General Manager, Westpac) and Professor Richard Coll (Acting Vice-Chancellor) after the MOU signing.

The University of the South Pacific and Westpac Banking Co-operation yesterday took their mutual ties to another level.

The organisations joined hands with a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will foster mutual co-operation in terms of a Scholarship Bursary.

The MOU states Westpac will provide a sum of FJ$20,000 per year to pay tuition fees of three students – one student for first year, one for second, and one for third year – from any of USP’s member countries.

The university’s acting vice-chancellor, Professor Richard Coll, was grateful for the initiative taken by the bank to help the students.

“Under this scholarship, three of the best students from the university will be assisted with the fee payments and since the students have to maintain a GPA of 3.5 to retain the scholarship, this directly contributes to USP’s graduate attribute of Academic Excellence and Intellectual Curiosity and Integrity,” Mr Coll said.

“We assure that the university will ensure that we fulfil our end of the obligation towards this MOU.”

He said the University had noted situations where students faced difficulties in paying up their tuition fees.

“Financial difficulties are very common in the university. Things are bit tough sometimes for students but this will help the students,” he said.

The bank’s general manager, Adrian Hughes, said he was pleased to support the university.

“This scholarship funding, is one of Westpac’s many commitments to our communities which helps our best and brightest students to achieve their dreams to prosper and grow,” he said.

“These are important scholarships and people will benefit from this in a positive way. Westpac places more emphasis on education at all the time.”

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