Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017
Applications are open until 7pm 30 April 2020
We offer three award categories:
Second-chance Education awards, Research awards and Specific Purpose awards. For more information and to apply, select the tabs below.
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There are two types of Second-Chance Education Awards:
Foundation Certificate/ Diploma Studies Awards ($1,000 $1,400) and Degree Study Awards ($3,000 to $4,000).
Second-Chance Education Awards are for women who are engaging in tertiary education for the first time, at EITHER a Foundation Certificate (NZQA level 3-4) or Diploma level (NZQA level 5-6), or Degree level (NZQA level 7).
In all categories, the awards are a one-off grant to help with study and/or living expenses.
Special announcement 2020:
Te Reo o te Hākui Award sponsored by the O'Regan and Johnson whānau is a new award for study in Te Reo Māori.
(Apply under Foundation/Diploma OR Degree level Second Chance Education Awards for Te Reo o te Hākui).
All awards for research aim to support women who are conducting research that benefits women and/or girls in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Research awards offered in 2020:
Society for Research on Women (SROW) Research award, valued at $5000
Wāhine Ora: a co-funded research award from Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand's Māori Centre for Research Excellence and New Horizons for Women Trust: Hine Kahukura, valued at $10,000
Margaret L Bailey Science Award, for research expenses of a post-doctoral researcher in the physical and social sciences, valued at $5000
Purpose Specific Purpose Awards are for women to study or develop an initiative with a specific purpose.
Description In 2020, NHWTHK is offering a range of Specific Purpose Awards:
AWIS STEM award - 1 -3 awards totalling $9,000
Career Change Award - one award for $3,000
Jeanette Scott Award - one award for $3,000
Ria McBride Public Service Management Award - one award for $15,000
Refugee Study Awards- two awards of $3,000
Sonja Davies Peace Award - one award up to $4,000
Outward Bound Discovery Course Award sponsored by Outward Bound NZ and Alexandra Kilpatrick Bequest - one award of $2,680 value for a woman over 27 years of age
Outward Bound Classic Course Award sponsored by Outward Bound NZ and Alexandra Kilpatrick Bequest one award of $4,349 value for a woman under 27 years of age
The Gwen Ryan Educational Award for Migrant-refugee Women - one award of $3000
The PSA Award for study at a post-graduate level on gender and pay-equity - one award $3000
Special announcements 2020:
The Gwen Ryan Educational Award for Migrant-refugee Women is a new award for a migrant or refugee woman who is undertaking education at tertiary level
The Public Service Association Award is a new award for study at a post-graduate level on gender and pay-equity