Massey University in New Zealand has received a bequest of $1.2 million, the largest in its history.
The generous gift was the left in the wills of Kenneth and Elizabeth Powell. Neither of them had studied at the university, but they wanted to use part of their estate to create a fund to help students studying technology in engineering and health at Massey.
Assistant Vice-Chancellor and University Registrar Stuart Morriss expressed his gratitude for the bequest and thanked the estate executors for their work in carrying out the Powell’s wishes.
“We’re incredibly grateful to Mr and Mrs Powell, and are privileged to be able to develop a programme of scholarships that will provide lasting benefits to generations of Massey students,” Mr Morriss said.