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.

The awards site is now closed  for all 2017

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'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Leanne Jacobs (centre) and family at the Palmerston North Awards ceremony, 2015

Erena Parker (left) and fellow Second-Chance Education Awardee Ruby Grace, with NHWT past-Chair Mavis Shuker (centre).

Latai, with her family receives the Ria McBride Research Award, 2015

Dr Tanya O'Neill (far left) and other awardees at the Hamilton Awards Ceremony, 2015

From right to left: Ainsley McLean, fellow awardee Jean Nel, Christchurch Mayor Leanne Dalzeil, NHWT trustee Dr Rosemary Du Plessis and NHWT Chair Dr Jo Innes

Stephanie Martin (far right) and fellow awardees at the Wellington Awards Ceremony, 2015

Maureen Fepuleai-Harvey (right) receiving the 2015 Sonja Davies Peace Award from NHWT Chair Dr Jo Innes

Betty Pulefolau (centre) with Dr Tanya Wendt-Samu (left, University of Auckland) and V. Togiamua (right)

The Trust partners with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga to offer the Wāhine Ora:Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Horizons for Women Trust Research Award


Second-chance Education Awards

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.

Erena Parker (left) and fellow Second-Chance Education Awardee Ruby Grace, with NHWT past-Chair Mavis Shuker (centre).

Research Awards

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 , the 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

Latai, with her family receives the Ria McBride Research Award, 2015

Specific Purpose Awards

Purpose Specific Purpose Awards are 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

 

 

Special announcements for 2017

NOTE: For 2017 we are thrilled to announce 2 new co-sponsored awards funded by Outward Bound NZ and the Alexandra Kilpatrick Bequest administered by New Horizons  for Women Trust .

  • Outward Bound Classic Course Award 2017 sponsored by Outward Bound NZ and New Horizons for Women Trust - one award for $4,100
  • Outward Bound Discovery Course Award 2017 sponsored by Outward Bound NZ and New Horizons  for Women Trust- one award for $2,500

 

Contact Details:
enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz

Dr Tanya O'Neill (far left) and other awardees at the Hamilton Awards Ceremony, 2015

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