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

Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017





The next funding round opens 1 March 2021. 

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

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Purpose of the awards

Second-Chance Education Degree study Awards are for women who are engaging in tertiary education for the FIRST TIME, at a Degree level (NZQA level 7) and have not previously received an NHWT: HK Award.

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

Value of the awards

$3,000 to $4,000

2020 news:

Toi Ohomai is again sponsoring 4 awards for women studying at Toi Ohomai and Waikato University. Waikato Graduate Women Educational Trust also sponsors an award, so there are 5 awards for Bay of Plenty and Waikato applicants.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for a Degree Study Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

The applicant is a woman, who:

  • Does not already have a degree  

  • Is enrolled in an NZ approved tertiary qualifications 

  • Is studying at a degree level (NZQA level 7) 

  • Has completed at least 30% or one full year (2 semesters) of the programme

  • Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa

  • Lives in New Zealand 

  • Has not previously received an NHWT: HK Award (at this level of study)

Selection criteria When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider the following: Academic achievements, financial circumstances, personal circumstances and experience, use of funds, and ability to be a role model, especially for women.

Degree Study Awards