Samoan Adventist Church Member Receives University Scholarship

January 01, 2006 | John Kriegelstein

Tafilisaunoa Toleafoa, a member of the Anchorage Samoan Adventist Church, has been granted a tuition scholarship from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. The 2005 Ahaina Men of Excellence scholarship is available to any University of Alaska student applicant in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishment and community service. Out of a pool of more than 400 applicants for the award, Toleafoa was one of eight finalists and the only man to receive the award. Toleafoa is pursuing a liberal arts bachelor's degree with a minor in biology. He anticipates acceptance in a forensics master's degree program upon completion of his degree at the University of Alaska.