The Beverley Anaru Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the whānau of Beverley Ratene Anaru QSM in her memory and as an enduring contribution to the educational achievement of Te Arawa descendants. The Fund provides scholarships for the advancement of education Te Arawa descendants studying at NZQA Level 4 or above.
Beverley Anaru was a skilled and passionate educationalist who gave over 60 years’ service to education. Her career spanned teaching, management, governance and advisory roles both nationally and internationally. Her work ethic, professionalism and passion for education were renowned in the local community, as was her commitment to seeing young Māori succeed through education.
Beverley was guided strongly by her personal philosophy: He aha te mea nui o te ao, he tamaiti, he tamaiti, he tamaiti (What is the most important thing in the world, the child, the child, the child). Through her role as Education Consultant for the Ngāti Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board, Beverley worked in collaboration with schools, whānau and the community to enhance educational outcomes for Rotorua children.
In 1995, Beverley was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for public service in recognition of her contribution to education, as well as a Multi Service Teaching award for reading and language.
Through the generosity of her husband, Pita Anaru, the Fund was established to continue the legacy of Beverley’s commitment to education and growing talent and capability within Te Arawa. It is envisaged that the recipients of this scholarship will be committed to contributing to the development and prosperity of Te Arawa iwi, hapū and whānau.
The Geyser Community Foundation (“Geyser”) is honoured to have been chosen to manage the Scholarships on behalf of the Anaru whānau.
Applications close 31 August 2022.
Scholarships will be presented to the successful applicants in January 2023.
Criteria and Application Form:
Please download the criteria/application form here:
- Beverley Anaru Memorial Scholarship application (.pdf file)
- Beverley Anaru Memorial Scholarship application (word .doc file)
Submitting your Application:
Applications close midnight 31 August 2022.
Please upload your completed Application Form and supporting documents/attachments via this form.
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