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Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

Open for applications 17th July 2023

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

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Purpose of the award

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

Value of award

One award of $2,680 plus expenses*


The $2,680 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 eight (8) day Outward Bound Discovery Course Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

The applicant is a woman, who:

  • Is 27 years or over as at 15 April

  • Is available during 2023/2024 to attend an 8 day Outward Bound Discovery Course (dates to be arranged by awardee with Outward Bound)

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

  • Is willing to go smokefree at Outward Bound if normally a smoker

  • Is confident in water and comfortable putting head underwater

  • Is willing to fully disclose all medical and criminal histories

  • Has not previously received a NHWT:HK Outward Bound Course award.

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

If you are eligible for this award, please complete the online application form from 17th July 2023 and submit it by the closing date 16th August 2023.

Outward Bound Discovery Course Award
Please click the following link to download
Outward Bound Discovery Course Award 2021.pdf