Three students have been awarded the Meri Hōhepa Suzanne Aubert Tertiary Scholarship to assist them in completing their studies in 2024. This year, the recipients are Atawhai Lynch, Imilia Ruocco and Leona Coral.

The Sisters thank The Mother Aubert Home of Compassion Trust Board who make this possible, and congratulate the students on their successful applications.


Atawhai Lynch

Atawhai is a Nursing student at Massey University. “I have enjoyed my time as a student and I am really looking forward to my final year. I hope to contribute to Aotearoa by being the most compassionate, kind and caring nurse I can be.”

“This scholarship is an honour and I will continue to look up to Mother Suzanne Aubert, with her compassion and courage.”



Imilia Ruocco

Imilia is a student at Victoria University of Wellington. In 2024, she will be studying a Master’s of Health Psychology. “I hope to work in community environments such as hospitals, mental health sectors, or within the public sector, focusing on health for women, especially Māori and Pasifika” said Imilia.




Leona Coral

Leona Coral is a student at Whitireia Polytechnic Porirua. In 2024, she will be finishing her Bachelor of Nursing degree. “Once I complete my three-year-degree course, I hope to continue serving the community, helping and caring for those who are vulnerable, sick and dying with compassion, kindness and determination.”