J R McKenzie Youth Education Fund
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To assist in the betterment, education, advancement and physical  welfare of the youth in the community, particularly in cases where  bereavement, sickness or family disturbances leave the children in need  of assistance if they are to continue their studies.  
About the Fund
The late Sir John McKenzie so appreciated the success of McKenzies stores in this country and the support given him by the people of New Zealand, that he founded the Youth Education Fund in 1938 to help deserving young people to receive education. Since its inception, thousands of young New Zealanders have received assistance.
Grant Criteria       
The Fund wishes to help where death, sickness, family break up or economic hardship cause difficulty for young people and their caregivers to meet the costs of their education. Applications must be related to a young person’s education, although this term can be broadly interpreted. The Fund will not cover general tuition fees, unless there are unusual circumstances.

Depending upon local criteria, grants may cover:
  • School uniforms, clothing and footwear.
  • Special tuition or course fees.
  • Text books and stationery.
  • Special grants especially for glasses or to help students with special needs.
Administered by Rotary clubs, applications are considered from individuals (through Rotarians), other Rotary clubs, community organisations, school principals, ministers and social workers. 
Grants are available to individuals not organisations. Please note, additional information maybe requested.
Please contact Bev Tagg, J R McKenzie YEF administrator, Rotary Tauranga for further information or to email your completed application form, relevant quote/s and letter of support.
bev.tagg@xtra.co.nz or 027 2854066