Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017
Open for applications March 2022
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Purpose of the awards
The Refugee Study Awards are for women who are studying for a New Zealand tertiary qualification, and who have not been through the New Zealand school system. The awards are a one-off grant to help with study and/or living expenses.
Value of the awards
Up to 2 awards of $3000
To apply for the Refugee Study Awards you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:
The applicant is a woman, who:
Is enrolled in an NZ approved tertiary qualification
Is studying at diploma or degree level (NZQA level 5 or above)
Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa, and lives in New Zealand
Provides evidence of having arrived in New Zealand as a refugee - ID card or NZ Immigration, Service refugee travel document
Has not previously received an NHWT: HK Award at the proposed level of study
When selecting awardees, the selection panel considers the following:
Academic achievements and career plans
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.