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.

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 4JUNE at 12noon.

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'.

 

 

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 enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz.

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

Zonta Club of South Auckland Trades Award

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Application Closes 4/06/17

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Purpose of the award

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 awards are a one off grant to help with study and/or living expenses.

Value of the award

One award valued at $1,500

Eligibility criteria

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

 (NOTE:  EITHER 3rd OR 4th criteria though)

The applicant is a woman, who:

Is under 35 years of age at 4 June 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 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

Selection criteria

When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider academic achievements and career plans, financial circumstances, personal circumstances and experience.

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

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