Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017
Open for applications 17th July 2023
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There are two types of Second-Chance Education Awards:
Foundation Certificate/ Diploma Studies Awards ($1,000 to $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.
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 2022:
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 2022, NHWTHK is offering a range of Specific Purpose Awards:
Career Change Award - one award for $3,000, 35+ years
Gwen Ryan Educational Award for Migrant-refugee Women - one award of $3000
Inspiring Women in IT award - 1 award of $1000 for a woman training towards a career in information technology
Refugee Study Awards- 1 or 2 awards of $3,000
Social Cohesion Award - one award for an initiative promoting social cohesion in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Sonja Davies Peace Award - one award up to $4,000, for an initiative that promotes peace (not for tertiary study)
Outward Bound Discovery Course Award sponsored by Outward Bound NZ and Alexandra Kilpatrick Bequest - one award of $2,680 value for a woman 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 18 - 26 years of age
Outward Bound Activate Course Award sponsored by Outward Bound NZ and Alexandra Kilpatrick Bequest one award of $3,191 value for a woman 18+ years of age with a physical disability
Outward Bound Activate Course Award sponsored by Outward Bound NZ and Eva Hartshorn-Sanders one award of $3,191 value for a woman 18+ years of age with a physical disability
PSA Outward Bound Course award for a PSA member, co-sponsored by Outward Bound, PSA and Alexandra Kilpatrick Bequest
Pam Thorburn Award - $3000 for a disabled woman in the Wellington region in post-graduate study or research
Post-Young Environment Award - $3500 for a woman under the age of 30 for degree study or research in the areas of climate change, environmental protection or biodiversity
Post-Young Trades Award - two awards of $3000 for a woman under the age of 30 studying towards a trade or apprenticeship qualification
Te Reo o Te Hākui award - sponsored by the O'Regan and Johnson whānau - one award of $1000 for study in Te Reo Māori or with a course component in Te Reo
The Teupoko'ina Utanga Morgan Memorial Second-chance Education award - $3000 for a Pasifika woman for study in early childhood education
Women in Audio award for a woman training or starting her career in audio engineering or music production
Please note that the following Specific Purpose awards are NOT offered in 2022:
AWIS STEM award - 1 or 2 awards (total of $9,000)
The Teupoko'ina Utanga Morgan Memorial Innovation award - $5000 for Pasifika women to advance Pasifika early childhood education - next offered in 2023