26 May 2023

2023 winners selected for the Page/Acorn Engineering Scholarship

2023 winners selected for the Page/Acorn Engineering Scholarship

The Acorn Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Page/Acorn Engineering Scholarship. The scholarships are awarded annually to second-year apprentices at local engineering firms, thanks to local Acorn donors Bob and Pat Page. Recipients and their respective workplaces will receive funding for two years to assist with expenses and equipment.

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2023 Page/Acorn Engineering Scholarship:

  • Adriaan Meyer, Otūmoetai: Boshier Engineering
  • Bailey Snowling, Te Puke: Page Macrae Engineering
  • Eron Manabat, Ohauiti: Page Macrae Engineering
  • Ezra Keenan, Whakamārama: Robert Page Engineering Limited
  • Joshua Conroy, Te Puke: Page Macrae Engineering
  • Lewis Graham, Poike: Page Macrae Engineering
  • Te Mawae McAllister, Te Puke, Impact Engineering

We hold an evening awards ceremony every second year to celebrate scholarship winners with their families and workplace representative, and this event will take place next year.

The Page/Acorn Engineering Scholarship was established in 2008 by the late Bob and Pat Page in order to reward and encourage apprentices who go above and beyond expectations. Bob Page co-founded local firm Page and Macrae Engineering in 1953 and was always passionate about seeing young people succeed.

Nearly 70 apprentices and their workplaces across the Western Bay of Plenty have received support – all thanks to the generosity of Bob and Pat Page.

Lori Luke, CEO of the Acorn Foundation, said “Every year we look forward to awarding these deserving apprentices this scholarship, and we get a lot of satisfaction from seeing them succeed in  their chosen career . Bob and Pat Page would be absolutely thrilled that their dream of assisting local apprentices to achieve their goals has come so far.”

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