'Kia kaha, kia kaha maia, kia manawanni - Be strong, have confidence and determination. Life is what you make it...'

Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

Applications are open until 7pm 30 April 2020

We offer three award categories:

Second-chance Education awards, Research awards and Specific Purpose awards. For more information and to apply, select the tabs below.

Please note: You will need to sign up to register on the applications website. Once registered, you will be able to start your application. You can return to complete your application at another time, by signing back in. This video shows how to continue a partially completed application. View The Video

 

The Gwen Ryan Educational Award for Migrant-refugee Women is a specific purpose award for a migrant or refugee woman who is undertaking education at tertiary level leading to professional development or employment. She must have become a permanent resident of New Zealand within the last 5 years. 

The award is a one off grant to help with study and/or living expenses during study. The money may be used for tuition costs in pursuit of an approved course of study, experiential development, transport costs, costs associated with disabilities, childcare or other study-related expenses. It may be used in combination with funding from other sources.

To apply for the Gwen Ryan Educational Award for Migrant-refugee Women you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

The applicant is a woman, who:

  • Is enrolled in an NZ approved tertiary qualification

  • Holds a resident class visa, and lives in New Zealand

  • Has become a permanent resident of New Zealand within the last 5 years

  • Has not previously received an NHWT: HK Award


When selecting awardees, the selection panel will consider the following:

  • Academic achievements and career plans

  • Financial and personal circumstances

  • Life story

  • Proposed use of the award

  • Community involvement

The Gwen Ryan Educational Award for Migrant-refugee Women