Faatuaiitaua Silafau Satiu and Fatilua Satiu were loving parents, grandparents and great grandparents. She was a tough registered nurse from Papa Puleia, Savaii and He was a strict school teacher from Salimu-Musumusu, Fagaloa.
From a small island of Western Samoa in the South Pacific, together they raised a family to serve God and to help others. Both determined to get their children to the U.S for a better future they embodied love, faith and the fa’asamoa.
The push for education amongst the youth is a huge part of their legacy they leave behind. This scholarship is rewarded to a Pacific Islander who is determined to live up to their full potential. Faatuai and Fatilua’s legacy live on through this recipient and those whose lives they’ve touched.
“Lo‘u agaga e, ia e fa‘amanu atu i le ALI‘I, o mea uma fo‘i o i totonu ia te a‘u, ia fa‘amanu i lona suafa paia.“
“O le ala i le pule o le tautua” The path to leadership is service.
“E lele le toloa, ae ma’au lava i le vai” - A duck will fly away but will always return to it’s nest/ waters.
Pacific Islander undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply if they have a 3.0 GPA. To apply, write about what it means to you to be a Pacific Islander attending college and why you think you are deserving of this scholarship award.