Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017
Open for applications March 2022
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Purpose of the awards
Foundation Certificate and Diploma Studies Second-Chance Education Awards are for women who are engaging in tertiary education for the first time, at either a Foundation Certificate level (NZQA level 3-4) or Diploma level (NZQA level 5-6), who do not already have a tertiary qualification at that level. If you have previously undertaken a Foundation Certificate programme and are now doing a Diploma programme you can apply.
In both categories, the awards are a one off grant to help with study and/or living expenses.
This year we have an award sponsored by the Business & Professional Women Auckland specifically for a woman enrolled in a Business related foundation certificate or diploma course at an institution in the Auckland region.
There are awards targeted to Bay of Plenty and Waikato applicants. Waikato Graduate Women Educational Trust sponsor 3 awards at this level.
There are also sponsored awards for applicants from across the country.
Please note that Toi Ohomai are sponsoring 5 awards for women studying at Toi Ohomai or Waikato University. If eligible applicants can apply for a Toi Ohomai Second-chance Education Foundation award as well as a Second-chance Education Foundation award. (Only one award will be given to any successful applicant).
Value of the awards
The applicant is a woman, who:
Is enrolled in a NZ approved tertiary qualification
Is studying for the FIRST TIME towards a Foundation Certificate NZQA (Levels 3-4,) that is at least one semester in duration
OR, is studying for the FIRST TIME towards a Diploma of 1-2 years duration(NZQA levels 5-6) Does not already have a tertiary qualification at the proposed level of study
Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa, and lives in New Zealand
Has not previously received a NHWT:HK Award at the proposed level of study
Selection criteria When selecting awardees, the selection panel considers the following:
Use of funds
Evidence of ability as a role model
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.
N.B. Applicants studying at Toi Ohomai or Waikato University can also check the Toi-Ohomai Second-chance Education Foundation Certificate/Diploma awards to see if they are eligible to apply.
Foundation Certificate and Diploma Studies Second-Chance Education Awards