Joseph Hafoka is the first in his immediate family to attend university since his great-grandfather, a lawyer. Now studying law thanks to two prestigious scholarships, Joseph is finding success through the VU Block Model.
"I have always had a passion for law and business and was aware from an early age that it was going to be challenging. But my parents instilled in me a desire to learn and to never give up.
Upon completing VCE, I was honoured to receive a prestigious Hall and Wilcox Award to study law, and also truly blessed to receive a VU Achievement Scholarship. This cemented my study plans and now helps me financially. Without it, I wouldn’t be where I am today, studying full-time and looking forward to my internship with the firm at Hall and Wilcox.
I love VU because of its open and interactive atmosphere. It’s an environment that makes you want to learn and share your knowledge with others, which I think is important for success in study and in life."