Awards

Awards

New Horizons for Women Trust provides awards that benefit women and/or girls. Each year the Trust provides a number of second-chance education, research and specific purpose awards.

Thank you for your interest in applying for our 2017 awards.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

The awards site is now closed for all 2017 awards, with the exception of the Zonta Club Of South Auckland Trades Award. 

This award has been re-opened to encourage further applications, and will now close on 4 JUNE at 12 noon.

 

The Zonta Club of South Auckland Trades Award is available to a South Auckland woman who is under 35 years of age, and who is enrolled in a course that will prepare her for an apprenticeship in a trades field.

The award of $1500 is a one off grant to help with study and/or living expenses.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for a Trades Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria;

The applicant is a woman, who:

·         Is under 35 years of age at 12 April 2017

·         Is a South Auckland resident ( lives within the area from Tamaki Estuary to the north and

          Pokeno in the south) NOTE: Can still be studying outside of South Auckland area

·         Has recently completed secondary school studies and is now enrolled in a NZQA approved course, of at   

         least one semester’s duration, that will prepare her for an apprenticeship in a trades field

·          OR has returned to study after a break and is now enrolled in a NZQA approved course, of at least one

            semester’s duration, that will prepare her for an apprenticeship in a trades field

·         OR is currently in a trades training course, and working in an apprenticeship.

·          Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa, and lives in New Zealand

·         Has not previously received a NHWT Second-Chance Education Foundation Study Award

ALL THE VERY BEST!

Results are advised by mid-June with awardees receiving their awards at a NHWT ceremony scheduled from July to early August. For more information about each award select the award group below and then select 'more info'.

Applications for 2018 are made online only and only during the six weeks starting 1st March 2018. We are not accepting any further applications for 2017. 

Results for those who have applied for our awards, will be advised by mid-June with awardees receiving their awards at a NHWT ceremony scheduled from July to early August. For more information about each award select the award group below and then select 'more info'.

Application process NOTE: All applications are completed and received  via the online application site only. Applications must be completed fully, as incomplete applications will NOT be considered. If requested, please upload documents as PDF or Microsoft Word format.  If you have any questions, contact our Office by email.


There are two types of Second-Chance Education Awards:

  • Foundation Study Awards ($1,000)
  • Diploma and Degree Study Awards ($3,000 to $4,000).

 

Purpose
Second-Chance Education Awards are for women aged 25 or over, who are engaging in tertiary education later in life at a foundation studies or diploma/degree level, and who do not already have a tertiary qualification.

Second-Chance Education Awards are also available for women under 25 years of age who meet EITHER of the following enrollment criteria:

  • are enrolled in a NZ approved tertiary qualification in tertiary education at a foundation studies or diploma/degree level, and who do not already have a tertiary qualification.
  • are now enrolled in a NZ approved tertiary qualification and studying at a foundation studies or diploma/degree level level, after recently returning to secondary school studies to gain University Entrance, after a gap in their schooling.

In all categories, the awards are a one-off grant to help with study and/or living expenses.

Contact Details: enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz.

Purpose:
Research Awards aim to support women who are conducting research that benefits women and/or girls in Aotearoa New Zealand. The awards are a one-off grant to help with research and/or living expenses.

In 2017 NHWT will offer four (4) research awards, valued up to $5,000 plus an additional co-funded research award valued at $10,000 with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga , New Zealand's Māori Centre for Research Excellence.

 

2017 Research Awards:

  • Wāhine Ora: Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Horizons for Women Trust Research Award.
  • NZ Federation of Graduate Women Wellington Branch Research Awards (2)
  • Margaret Shields Research Award
  • Ria McBride Research Award 

Contact Details: enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz

Purpose:
Specific Purpose Awards are available for women to study or develop an initiative with a specific purpose.

 

Description:
In 2017, NHWT is offering eleven (11) Specific Purpose Awards:

  • Margaret L Bailey Science Award - one award for $5,000
  • Career Change Awards - at least two awards for $3,000
  • Sonja Davies Peace Award - one award up to $4,000
  • Teupoko'ina Utanga Morgan Memorial Award - one award up to $5,000
  • Ria McBride Public Service Management Award - one award for $15,000
  • Zonta Club of South Auckland Trades Award- one award for $1,500
  • Graduate Women Manawatu Charitable Trust Refugee Study Award- one award for $3,000
  • Refugee Award sponsored by The Second Chance Group Wellington - one award for $3,750

Plus 2 new co-sponsored awards funded by Outward Bound NZ and the Alexandra Kilpatrick Bequest administered by NHWT.

 

Special announcements for 2017
In 2017, we are delighted to announce that Outward Bound NZ will co-sponsor two new Specific Purpose awards with support from the Alexandra Kilpatrick Bequest, administered by NHWT.

  • Discovery Outward Bound Course - an 8-day course for women aged 27 years and over - valued at $2,500.
  • Classic Outward Bound Course - a 21-day course for women aged between 18 and 26 years of age - valued at $4,100
  • NOTE: Award names still to be confirmed

Contact Details: enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz.