Dennis Moore Memorial Scholarship

Dennis Moore Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship fund to enable West Coast young people, who reside there permanently, 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 young people permanently residing West Coast 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.


The application process will be in August until October 20th 2020.


Click here to view and download the application form

Click here to view and download the Terms of Reference

For further information, please contact either:

  • Rosalie Lau
    Presbyterian Support Upper South Island
    Phone (03) 363 8201 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 Chair; Chief Executive Officer Barry Helem; and Thelma Efford, a member of the Uniting Church Council.

Application forms are sent to West Coast schools in August.