A scholarship fund to enable permanently residing West Coast young people to gain a scholarship to further their education.
The Reverend Dennis Moore was a Presbyterian Minister who served in the parish of Ross, South Westland, for many years. Throughout his life and ministry, Dennis showed a keen interest in people and was especially concerned for young people in need.
When he died in 1999 he left a bequest to Presbyterian Support. After discussion with his family, Presbyterian Support believed it appropriate to set aside $10,000 per annum of his bequest to form a permanent legacy to his commitment to young people on the West Coast.
Following further consultation with the Union parishes on the West Coast and the Moore family, Presbyterian Support established a fund to enable permanently residing West Coast young people to gain a scholarship to further their education. The fund also promotes life skills programmes in schools, and provides for the training of youth leaders.
For further information, please contact either:
- Vaughan Milner
Chief Executive Officer, Presbyterian Support Upper South Island
Phone (03) 366 5472 Christchurch
- Thelma Efford, Uniting Church Council,
Phone (03) 768 6414 Greymouth
The awards committee is made up of Andrew Johnston, a relative of Dennis Moore and Presbyterian Support Board Member; Chief Executive Officer Vaughan Milner; and two members of the Uniting Church Council: the Rev John Drylie, who is also a Presbyterian Support Board Member, and Thelma Efford