21 Dec 2022

2022 Farmer Autovillage Scholarship winners named

2022 Farmer Autovillage Scholarship winners named
The Acorn Foundation was delighted to host an event on Monday 12 December to celebrate the nine recipients of Farmer Autovillage's 2022 scholarships. 

Farmer Autovillage established these scholarships in partnership with the Acorn Foundation as a way to give back to the BOP community in celebration of 30 years in operation. The winning students from Mount Maunganui College, Pāpāmoa College and Te Puke High School each received a $3,000 award to support them in their tertiary studies.

The criteria for selection included a commitment to completing their full programme of study, involvement in their local community, showing resilience, enthusiasm, determination to succeed, and standing out from their peers for their strength of character and leadership qualities. 

We wish these deserving young people the very best in their continued education, and thank Farmer Autovillage for supporting our community in this way.


Congratulations to the 2022 Farmer Autovillage Scholarship winners:
  • Neve Simpson, Benjamin Lindsey and Will Fraser — Mount Maunganui College
    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.”


  • Emilie Rillstone, Josh McCaul and Ariana Wilson — Pāpāmoa College
    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.


  • Amy Phillips, Ashton Zaal and Amber Thompson  Te Puke High School
    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.”


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