Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017
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Number and value of award/s
1 award of up to $9000 OR up to 3 awards of $3000 each (to be determined by assessing panel)Membership to AWIS (Association for Women in the Sciences) for the remainder of the study programme.
Purpose of the award/s
The Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS) STEM Award is for women who are enrolled in a *STEM-related programme of study, and who have completed at least one year of a New Zealand tertiary qualification at an undergraduate degree level (NZQA level 7), OR are studying at a post-graduate level. The award may be given as one award or split into two or three (maximum) awards at the discretion of the NHWT: HK Specific Purpose Awards panel
The awards are a one-off grant to help with study and/or living expenses during the study.
*A STEM programme of study would be either in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics-related field.
To apply for this Specific Purpose Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:
The applicant is a woman, who:
Is enrolled in an NZ approved tertiary qualification
Is studying at a degree level or higher (NZQA Level 7 or more)
Is studying one or more STEM-related subjects
Has completed at least one year of study in a STEM-related field
Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa, and lives in New Zealand
Has not previously received an NHWT: HK Award
When selecting awardees, the selection panel will consider the following:
Academic achievements and career plans
Weighting will be given to those studying in a STEM-related field of study, where women are currently under-represented.
Weighting will be given to applicants whose social identity is under-represented in their field of study.