'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

Open for applications March 2022

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

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About this award

The Jeanette Scott Award sponsored by Graduate Women Otago celebrates the 150th anniversary of the University of Otago.


This award is for a woman in the Otago or Southland regions who is studying in and preparing for a career in education. Applicants must be living and studying in the Otago or Southland regions and undertaking a New Zealand tertiary qualification at degree level or above. The award is for women who have commenced and are progressing their programme of study in education.

Selection criteria

In deciding the award preference will be given to eligible women studying teaching at early childhood, primary or secondary school level, and then, other education related courses

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

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.

Jeanette Scott Award