21 Dec 2022

2022 Farmer Autovillage Scholarship winners named

2022 Farmer Autovillage Scholarship winners named

The Acorn Foundation was pleased to host a Scholarship Celebration evening on Monday 12 December. At this event, 22 tertiary scholarship and award winners were honoured for their accomplishments this year.

Nine winners in 2022 came from the scholarship programme established to celebrate the Farmer Autovillage 30th year. This programme was one of several that the Farmer Autovillage team put in place to give back across the Western Bay of Plenty to thank the community for all of the support received by the business over the years.

Three students each at Mount Maunganui College, Pāpāmoa College and Te Puke High School were chosen for $3,000 scholarships. The criteria were based on resilience, enthusiasm and a determination to succeed, and the students selected stood out from their peers for their strength of character and demonstrated leadership skills.


The 2022 Farmer Autovillage Scholarship winners include:

Mount Maunganui College – Neve Simpson, Benjamin Lindsey and Will Fraser

Will Fraser was described by the college as “a natural leader who can inspire groups he works with to attain their goals. As one of the student leaders, he organised a range of very successful projects that supported the school community as well as the wider community.”

Pāpāmoa College – Emilie Rillstone, Josh McCaul and Ariana Wilson

Josh McCaul is pursuing a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting at University of Canterbury. At Pāpāmoa College, he was a senior sports leader, sports captain, diligent student and a good friend.

Te Puke High School – Amy Phillips, Ashton Zaal and Amber Thompson

Amy plans to study for a Bachelor of Nursing at Massey University. She was thrilled with her selection for this award, saying “Winning this scholarship means the world to me. I was so very excited when it was announced at my school prize giving, I was left speechless. When I got home that night, I told my mum about the relief I felt having that extra financial support to help me get to where I want to go.”


Congratulations to the 2022 Farmer Autovillage Scholarship winners!

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