Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Students Invited to Apply For 2014 Rose Hellaby Scholarships

Guardian Trust and the Maori Education Trust Invite Students to Apply For 2014 Rose Hellaby Scholarships

Legacy continues to inspire future Māori leaders

Guardian Trust and the Māori Education Trust are again calling for eligible Māori students to submit their applications for a valuable boost to their education prospects. For the annual distribution of approximately $130,000 to more than 112 Māori students, the two organisations are seeking applications for the 2014 round from the Rose Hellaby Māori Education Fund.

Applications for the 2014 postgraduate scholarships close on 28 March 2014. The postgraduate scholarships specifically support outstanding Māori students undertaking Masters, PhD or other postgraduate study in the fields of engineering, mathematics, science, technology or medicine, but with a particular bias toward those eager to provide leadership to Māori in their given field and benefit Māori generally. There are two postgraduate awards available, worth up to $30,000 each.

Also eligible for scholarships from the fund are Māori undergraduates (applications also close 28 March 2014) studying in the scientific, mathematical or technical fields. There are 30 $1,000 undergraduate awards available whilst a further 80 secondary school scholarships are granted to Year 9 students.

Established in 1969, Guardian Trust (sole trustee, administrator and investment manager) has distributed $3.392 million from the Rose Hellaby Māori Education Fund, via the Māori Education Trust, to nearly 5,000 Māori students, including $1.1million in the past decade.

Identifying the opportunity to further support Māori into higher education, Guardian Trust and the Māori Education Trust formally created the Rose Hellaby Postgraduate Māori Scholarships in 2010. The late Rose Hellaby was a visionary, explorer, philanthropist and descendant of the Auckland-based meat dynasty, and established her eponymous Māori Education Fund with the goal of creating educational opportunity for Māori children and young adults.

Philip Morgan Rees, Guardian Trust’s General Manager Personal Client Services, says, "The Rose Hellaby Māori Education Fund is a prime example of the generosity of New Zealanders, and the ability to create an enduring legacy that will continue to support future generations in perpetuity. Guardian Trust, as keeper and protector of Rose’s great legacy, is privileged to be able to bestow her wishes by enabling tomorrow’s leaders to grow and prosper. We look forward to celebrating this year’s deserving recipients at our annual Rose Hellaby Awards ceremony.

“We hope Rose would be pleased by the ongoing fulfilment of her goals for Māori education and the enrichment of young academics.”

Evelyn Newman, Manager of the Māori Education Trust, says, “This is always an exciting time of year for us as we start receiving scholarship applications from the next round of future Māori leaders in their respective fields. We are truly inspired by Rose Hellaby’s work and I have visited Rose Hellaby House in Waitakere to immerse myself in her legacy. The scholarships offered by this fund touch many lives, from high school students to postgraduate students, their families and their communities.

“We’re privileged to work alongside the team at Guardian Trust, who possess a passion for and focus on directing these scholarships to people with leadership ability and who provide support to others in their field and communities.”

The Māori Education Trust manages 16 scholarships, which offer approximately 290 individual awards. The Rose Hellaby Postgraduate Māori Scholarship is the largest scholarship paid to any one recipient.

More information and application forms can be found at www.maorieducation.org.nz via the Apply for Scholarships page.

About Guardian Trust
Established in 1882, Guardian Trust (the New Zealand Guardian Trust Company Limited) is the leading corporate trustee in New Zealand.

Through its network of offices across New Zealand, Guardian Trust manages or administers over $2.6 billion of clients’ assets and provides corporate trustee services for securities with over $82 billion under supervision.

Guardian Trust has been serving generations of New Zealanders for nearly 130 years and is a market leader in charitable trusts. As one of New Zealand’s foremost trustee companies, it specialises in estate planning and asset protection for retirees; managing the financial affairs of retirees who no longer wish to or are unable to do so themselves and investment management in retirement.

About Guardian Trust & Philanthropy
As the country’s pre-eminent provider of philanthropic services, Guardian Trust offers strategic advice, long-term investment management, careful planning and a commitment to ensuring that people’s generosity is effectively sustained over many lifetimes.

The charitable distributions from trusts established by Guardian Trust and its clients touch all facets of life – from the very young through the Starship Foundation to the sick and elderly through Hospices of New Zealand. Some trusts support research into illness, through organisations like the Cancer Society and the National Heart Foundation, and others provide social support, through organisations such as the Salvation Army and Presbyterian Support. During 2011 around 11% of all estimated donations from charitable trusts in New Zealand were distributed by Guardian Trust. Guardian Trust has distributed more than $175 million in the past 20 years to numerous charitable organisations.

Guardian Trust encourages people to review estate planning and trusts regularly to ensure they meet their wishes in current times and will have longevity. Those with wills should seek advice on whether they are able to establish a charitable trust to ensure a favoured cause is supported for generations to come: $500,000 is the advisable minimum to establish a charitable trust.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news