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Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017




Applications are open from 1 March to 15 April 2021

Scroll down for further information on the kinds of awards on offer.

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


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Purpose of the award

The Outward Bound Classic Course Award offers a personal development opportunity for a woman who is planning to return to education and/or training.

Value of the award

One award of $4,349 plus expenses

NOTE: The $4349 Award covers the Outward Bound course fee. Travel expenses to Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds and costs associated with completing a medical assessment are also covered for the successful applicant.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for a 2020 twenty-one (21) day Outward Bound Classic Course Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

The applicant is a woman, who:

  • Is 18-26 years or over as at 15 April 2021

  • Is available during 2021 to attend a 21 day Outward Bound Classic Course-dates to be negotiated with awardee (scheduled monthly courses)

  • Can confidently run 3km in under 25 minutes and complete a full day’s activity

  • Is willing to go smoke-free at Outward Bound if normally a smoker

  • Is confident in the water and comfortable putting head underwater

  • Is willing to fully disclose all medical and criminal histories

  • Has not previously received an NHWT: HK Award or attended an Outward Bound Course  

Selection criteria

When selecting awardees, the selection panel considers the following:

  • Meets eligibility criteria

  • Previous achievements

  • Education and/or training plans

  • Rationale for receiving the award

  • Personal circumstances

Outward Bound Classic Course Award