Congratulations to the Beverley Anaru Memorial Scholarship recipients who recently received their awards at a special presentation at St Faith’s Church, Ohinemutu, Rotorua.
In 2015, Pita Anaru established the Beverley Anaru Memorial Scholarship Fund with the Geyser Community Foundation to honour the memory of his late wife, Beverley.
The Fund provides scholarships for the advancement of education to Te Arawa descendants studying at NZQA Level 4 or above who are committed to contributing to the development and prosperity of the Te Arawa iwi, hapu and whanau.
Beverley Anaru was a skilled and passionate educationalist who gave over 60 years’ service to education, both nationally and internationally.
Mr Anaru said the Geyser Community Foundation is the ideal vehicle in which to honour Beverley’s memory and to make an enduring contribution to the educational achievement of Te Arawa descendants.”
“Beverley’s work ethic, professionalism and passion for education were renowned in the local community, as was her commitment to seeing young Maori succeed through education.
“She was guided strongly by her personal philosophy: He aha te mea nui o tea o, 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 Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board, she worked in collaboration with schools, whanau 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 and received a multi service teaching award for reading and language.”
Geyser’s Chairman, Helene Phillips said the Foundation was honoured to have been chosen to manage the scholarship fund on behalf of the Anaru whanau.
This evening (18 January 2023), the following six local students who whakapapa to Te Arawa will receive scholarships at a Special Presentation at St Faith’s Church, Ohinemutu, Rotorua:
|Shanayla Barrett||Bachelor of Arts and Law||$ 5,000|
|Shaquille Graham||Philosophy: Māori Community Health||$ 5,000|
|Ryan Hayes||Diploma in Engineering (Civil)||$ 5,000|
|Raukura-Te Whanatu Kahukiwa||Bachelor of Health Science (Medical)||$ 5,000|
|Aquatania Hill||Bachelor of Nursing||$ 5,000|
|Te Manaia Jennings||Bachelor of Health Science (Psychology)||$ 5,000|
A total of 39 scholarships with a combined value of more than $200,000 have been awarded since 2016.
You can learn more about the Beverley Anaru Memorial Scholarships here >>