2014-15 Sister Grace Scholarship ($5000) recipient, Kendall Iti (Maniapoto, Ngāti Uekaha) has just begun her journey to complete a Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Primary Teaching at the University of Auckland.

Having the opportunity to become more involved within the Maniapoto community was a strong motivation for Kendall to begin studying within this field.

“By obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Education with a primary specialisation, it will give me the opportunity to make a difference to the younger generation. I believe that primary level teaching can have huge positive impacts on a students education” Kendall says.

Sister Grace Scholarship has distributed $20,000 to date.