'Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui - Be strong, have confidence and determination. Life is what you make it...'

Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017




Applications are open from 1 March to 15 April 2021

Scroll down for more information on the awards.

If you have any questions, please contact: enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz


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Purpose of award

Inspired by Peg Hutchison, the Career Change Award is to assist a woman over the age of 35 who is changing the focus of her career and entering a non-traditional field for women.

The Awards are a one-off grant to help with study and/or living expenses.

Value of award: $3,000

Eligibility criteria

Before you apply please ensure you meet all the following eligibility criteria:

A woman, who: 

  • Is changing career focus and entering a non-traditional field for women

  • Is enrolled in an NZ approved tertiary programme or trade apprenticeship

  • Is 35 years or over as at 15 April 2021

  • Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa, and currently lives in New Zealand

  • Has not previously received an NHWT: HK Award at the proposed level of study


Selection criteria When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider the following: 

  • Career direction

  • Academic achievements

  • Financial circumstances

  • Personal circumstances

If you are eligible for this award, please complete the online application form from 1 March and submit it by the closing date 15 April 2021.

Career Change Award