Applications are now closed for 2019 New Horizons for Women Trust: Hine Kahukura Awards

Thank you to all those women who have taken the time to find out about and apply for a NHWT:HK award this year. Our panel members are now undertaking the difficult task of considering and deciding from all the applications. We will complete this process in the coming weeks and inform all applicants of the outcome in mid-June. Awardees will be invited to receive their awards at a NHWT:HK ceremony in July and early August. Good luck.

Applications for 2020 awards will open for approx. six weeks on Sunday 1 March 2020.

Below is some information on the awards we offered in 2019. We hope to offer similar awards in 2020.

Click on the photos to learn more about each award and past awardees.

 

    

 

Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

Amy Nash graduates with the support of her whānau

Poulamee Guha receives her award from Fay Mason of SROW in 2018

Dr Sandar Tin Tin, accompanied by her family, was presented with the Margaret L Bailey Science Award 2017 by Dame Sylvia Cartwright.

Jane Tito is now a Web Developer

Stephanie Martin with her daughter. Awardee in 2015, Graduated in 2018.

Barbara Francis holding her new book, Wellington award ceremony 2017

Milika (2nd from left) with her Outward Bound course mates, November 2017

Gilmira (front row, 4th from left) with other awardees and her children at the Auckland award ceremony 2018

Jessica Turner & Dr Ngaire Phillips (AWIS) at Waikato award ceremony July 2018

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

Michaela Taranaki is supported by her little ones as she receives the 2018 Second-chance Education Award funded from the Teupoko'ina Utanga Morgan Memorial Fund from Elizabeth McEwan of PACIFICA


Second-chance Education Awards

There are two types of Second-Chance Education Awards:

  • Foundation Certificate/ Diploma Studies Awards ($1,000 $1,400)
  • Degree Study Awards ($3,000 to $4,000).

Purpose

Second-Chance Education Awards are for women who are engaging in tertiary education for the first time, at  EITHER a Foundation Certificate (NZQA level 3-4) or Diploma level (NZQA level 5-6), or Degree level (NZQA level 7).

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

Keep scrolling down to access the information on each award and to apply.

Click on each photo if you want to read about previous recipients of the awards.

Contact Details:
enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz.

Amy Nash graduates with the support of her whānau

Foundation Certificate and Diploma Studies Awards

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Purpose of the awards

Foundation Certificate and Diploma Studies Second-Chance Education Awards are for women who are engaging in tertiary education for the FIRST TIME, at either a Foundation Certificate level (NZQA level 3-4) or Diploma level (NZQA level 5-6), who do not already have a tertiary qualification at that level, and have not previously received a NHWT:HK Award. 

If you have previously undertaken a Foundation programme and are now doing a Diploma programme you can apply. 

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

  • This year we have an award sponsored by the Business & Professional Women Auckland specifically for a woman enrolled in a Business related foundation certificate or diploma course at an institution in the Auckland district.
  • There is new award for a woman studying for an IT (information Technology) qualification, sponsored by Manu
  • There are awards targetd to the Bay of Plenty and Waikato applicants. Toi Ohomai are sponsoring 5 awards for women studying at Toi Ohomai or Waikato University, and Waikato Graduate Women Educational Trust sponsor another  4 awards at this level. 
  • There are also sponsored awards targeted for women in Otago/Southland, Christchurch, Wellington and other awards available for applicants from across the country.

Value of the awards

Foundation Certificate /Diploma Studies level-  approximately $1000- $1,400

 

 

Eligibility criteria

The applicant is a woman, who:

  • Is enrolled in a NZ approved tertiary qualification 
  • Is studying for the FIRST TIME towards a Foundation Certificate NZQA (Levels 3-4,) that is at least one semester in duration 
  • OR, is studying for the FIRST TIME towards a Diploma of 1-2 years duration(NZQA levels 5-6) 
  • Does not already have a tertiary qualification at their proposed level of study 
  • Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class  visa, and lives in New Zealand 
  • Has not previously received a NHWT:HK Award 

Selection criteria When selecting awardees, the selection panel considers the following:

  • Financial circumstances 
  • Use of funds 
  • Personal circumstances 
  • Academic achievements 
  • Evidence of ability as a role model 
  • Experience

 

 

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Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017

Degree Study Awards

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Purpose of the awards

Second-Chance Education Degree study Awards are for women who are engaging in tertiary education for the FIRST TIME, at a Degree level (NZQA level 7), and have not previously received a NHWT:  HK Award.

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

Value of the awards

$3,000 to $4,000

2019 news

Toi Ohomai are sponsoring 4 awards for women studying at Toi Ohomai and Waikato University. Waikato Graduate Women Educational Trust aslo sponsor an award, so there are 5 awards for Bay of Plenty and Waikato applicants.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for a  Degree Study Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

The applicant is a woman, who:

  • Does not already have a degree
  • Is enrolled in a NZ approved tertiary qualification
  • Is studying at a degree level (NZQA level 7)
  • Has completed at least at least 30% or one full year (2 semesters) of the programme
  • Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa,
  • Lives in New Zealand
  • Has not previously received a NHWT:HK Award (at this level of study)

Selection criteria When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider the following: Academic achievements, financial circumstances, personal circumstances and experience ,use of funds, and ability to be a role model, especially for women.

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Amy Nash graduates with the support of her whānau

Research Awards

Purpose

All awards for research aim to support women who are conducting research that benefits women and/or girls in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

 

 

2019 Research Awards:

  • Wahine Ora - Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, New Horizons for Women Trust: Hine Kahukura Research Award. This co-funded research award is for $10,000. 
  • Ria McBride Research award -valued at  $5000. 
  • Maragert Shields Research award valued at  $5000.  
  • Magaret L Bailey Science award. $5000 for specific post-doctoral research expenses.

 

Contact Details:
enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz

Poulamee Guha receives her award from Fay Mason of SROW in 2018

Research Awards

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Purpose of the awards

The NHWT:HK Research Awards are for women who are conducting research that benefits women and/or girls in New Zealand. The awards are a one off grant to help with your research and/or living expenses.

 

Value of the awards

 2 awards of $5,000

 

Eligibility criteria Before you apply please ensure you meet all the following eligibility criteria:

A woman (or group of women) who:

  • Is engaged in research that benefits women and/or girls in New Zealand
  • Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa
  • Lives in New Zealand
  • Has not previously received a NHWT:HK Research Award 

 

Section criteria When selecting awardees, the selection panel considers the following:

  • Quality of the proposed research project (including Methodology)
  • Project schedule and evidence of progress
  • Financial circumstances
  • Researchers capability to conduct the research project
  • Benefit to women and/or girls in New Zealand

NOTE: Preference will be given to applicants who have started their research project and whose work is at Masters, PhD or postdoctoral level.

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Poulamee Guha receives her award from Fay Mason of SROW in 2018

Margaret L Bailey Science Award

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Purpose of the award 

The award assists a successful mid-career woman (at post-doctoral level) with her scientific research expenses. Science in this context includes the physical and social sciences (including mathematics/statistics). Preference will be given to a woman who is working in a field that is non-traditional for women or where women are under-represented in the discipline or research area. The award may be used to purchase equipment, gathering of data, field work expenses, the services of a research assistant or data analyst. It may also be used to support the costs of publishing research findings, or expenses incurred in meeting or working with colleagues (including outside New Zealand), provided this is a necessary part of the scientific research. The award cannot be used to buy books, for conference attendance or to pay for university or other research institution overheads or administration charges.

Value of the award: $5,000

Eligibility criteria Before you apply please ensure you meet all the following eligibility criteria: 

  • A woman, who is a New Zealand citizen (or holds a resident class visa)  
  • Is currently engaged in scientific research (i.e. physical and social sciences) 
  • Has a doctorate and an outstanding academic track record in her discipline(s) 
  • Lives in New Zealand

Selection criteria: When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider the following: 

  • The proposed use of the award funding 
  • Field of work (non-traditional for women or women are under-represented in the discipline or research area) 
  • Quality of the research being undertaken 
  • The financial circumstances of the applicant 
  • Researcher’s experience and capability to conduct the research 
  • Researcher’s volunteer and / or community contribution 
  • Benefit of the research to women and/or girls in New Zealand  
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Dr Sandar Tin Tin, accompanied by her family, was presented with the Margaret L Bailey Science Award 2017 by Dame Sylvia Cartwright.

Wāhine Ora: Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Horizons for Women Trust Research Award

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Purpose of the award

This co-funded research award between Nga Pae o te Maramatanga (NPM) and New Horizons for Women Trust: Hine Kahukura (NHWT:HK) is for Wahine Māori researchers.  The award aims to support research that benefits Maori women, girls and/or whanau in Aotearoa New Zealand. This award is made annually and is a one off grant to assist this research and/or living expenses while conducting the research.

 

Value of the award

One award of $10,000

Eligibility criteria

Before you apply please ensure you meet ALL the following eligibility criteria:

  • Is Wahine Maori or the research group is led by Wahine Maori
  • Is engaged in research that benefits Maori women, girls and/or whanau in Aotearoa, New Zealand
  • Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa; and currently lives in Aotearoa ,New Zealand
  • Has not previously received a NHWT:HK or NPM Research Award

 

Selection criteria

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

  • Quality of the proposed research project
  • Project schedule and evidence of progress
  • Financial circumstances
  • Researchers' capability to conduct the research project
  • Benefit to Maori women, girls and/or whanau in Aotearoa New Zealand

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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

Specific Purpose Awards

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

Description In 2019, NHWTHK is offering  a range of Specific Purpose Awards:

  • AWIS STEM award - 1 -3 awards totaling $9,000
  • Career Change Award - one award for $3,000
  • Jeanette Scott Award - one award for $3,000
  • Ria McBride Public Service Management Award - one award for $15,000
  • Refugee Study Awards- two awards of $3,000
  • Sonja Davies Peace Award - one award up to $4,000
  • Teupoko’ina Utanga Morgan Memorial Innovation Award - up to $5000 for a project to advance Pacific early childhood education
  • Outward Bound Discovery Course Award sponsored by Outward Bound NZ and Alexandra Kilpatrick Bequest - one award of $2,680 value for a woman over 27years of age
  • Outward Bound Classic Course Award sponsored by Outward Bound NZ and Alexandra Kilpatrick Bequest one award of $4,350 value for a woman under 27 years of age

 

Contact Details:
enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz

Gilmira (front row, 4th from left) with other awardees and her children at the Auckland award ceremony 2018

Association of Women in the Sciences STEM Award 2019

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Number and value of award/s

  • 1 award of up to $9000
  • OR up to 3 awards of $3000 each (to be determined by assessing panel)
  • Membership to AWIS (Association for Women in the Sciences) for the remainder of the study programme.

Purpose of the award/s

The Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS) STEM Award is for women who are enrolled in a *STEM-related programme of study, and who have completed at least one year of a New Zealand tertiary qualification at an undergraduate degree level (NZQA level 7),OR are studying at a post graduate level. The award may be given as one award or split into two or three (maximum) awards at the discretion of the NHWT:HK Specific Purpose Awards panel  

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

*A STEM programme of study would be either in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics-related field.  

Eligibility criteria

To apply for this Specific Purpose Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant is a woman, who:
  • Is enrolled in a NZ approved tertiary qualification 
  • Is studying at a degree level or higher (NZQA Level 7 or more) 
  • Is studying one or more STEM-related subjects  
  • Has completed at least one year of study in a STEM-related field 
  • Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa, and lives in New Zealand 
  • Has not previously received a NHWT: HK Award 

 

Selection criteria

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

  • Academic achievements and career plans 
  • Financial circumstances 
  • Personal circumstances 
  • Experience

NOTE:

  • Weighting will be given to those studying in a STEM-related field of study, where women are currently under-represented.
  • Weighting will be given to applicants whose social identity is under-represented in their field of study.

 

 

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Jessica Turner & Dr Ngaire Phillips (AWIS) at Waikato award ceremony July 2018

Jeanette Scott Award

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The Jeanette Scott Award sponsored by Graduate Women Otago celebrates the 150th anniversary of the University of Otago.

 

This award is for a woman in the Otago or Southland regions who is studying in and preparing for a career in education.

 

Applicants must be living and studying in the Otago or Southland regions and undertaking a New Zealand tertiary qualification at degree level or above. The award is for women who have commenced and are progressing their programme of study in education.

 

 

In deciding the award preference will be given to eligible women studying teaching at early childhood, primary or secondary school level, and then, other education related courses

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

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Amy Nash graduates with the support of her whānau

Career Change Award

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Purpose of award

The Career Change Award is to assist a woman who is changing the focus of her career and entering a non-traditional field for women.

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

Value of  award: $3,000

Eligibility criteria Before you apply please ensure you meet all the following eligibility criteria: A woman, who: 

  • Is changing career focus and entering a non-traditional field for women 
  • Is enrolled in a NZ approved tertiary programme or trade apprenticeship 
  • Is 35 years or over as at 14 April 2019 
  • Is a New Zealand citizen or holds a resident class visa, and currently lives in New Zealand 
  • Has not previously received a NHWT: HK Award 

Selection criteria When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider the following: 

  • Career direction 
  • Academic achievements 
  • Financial circumstances 
  • Personal circumstances
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Jane Tito is now a Web Developer

Refugee Study Awards

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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

One award of $3000 -  preference for an awardee from the Manawatu region

One award of $3000 - preference for an awardee from the Wellington region

 

 

 

 

Eligibility criteria

To apply for the Refugee Study Awards you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

The applicant is a woman, who:

  • Is enrolled in a 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 a NHWT:HK Award  

 

election criteria

When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider the following: 

  • Academic achievements and career plans 
  • Financial circumstances 
  • Personal circumstances 
  • Experience

 

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Gilmira (front row, 4th from left) with other awardees and her children at the Auckland award ceremony 2018

Ria McBride Public Service Management Award

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Purpose of the award

The Ria McBride Public Service Management Award for women is sponsored by the State Services Commission. The goal of this prestigious award is to help women, including those who have not previously undertaken academic studies, who have already demonstrated potential, to advance to higher levels of responsibility in the Public Service.

The award honours Ria McBride, who was the first woman appointed Chief Clerk of the Public Service Commission (which preceded the current State Services Commission). Ria McBride worked for the Public Service Commission from 1946 to 1960 overcoming prejudice and obstacles as a woman in a then male domain. She was the first non-Maori to be appointed to the Maori Welfare Division of the Maori Affairs Department, serving as Administration Officer there from 1960 to 1967, when she became head of the Housing Division. Upon her "retirement" in 1970, she pursued equal employment opportunities for women, as a founder member of the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women. In this role she helped set up the Accident Compensation Commission. From 1978 to 1980 she was one of the first full-time human rights commissioners.

 

 

Value of the award: Up to $15,000 for professional development. 

  • The money is to be used for study and personal development in a position in the in the Public Service. 
  • The recipient may use the award for study over an extended period, or a brief period of intensive study provided the recipient retains eligibility by working for the Public Service (in a department listed in the First Schedule of the State Sector Act 1988) 
  • The money may be used for tuition costs for an approved programme of study, experiential development, transport costs, costs associated with disabilities, childcare or other study-related expenses. It will be paid out by the New Horizons for Women Trust: Hine Kahukura on receipt of an invoice for expenses anticipated and included in the winner's proposal. It may be used in combination with funding from other sources. 
  • The recipient of the Award is expected to pursue study leading to a recognisable and reputable higher qualification, as appropriate to the recipient’s circumstances. Applicants pursuing a second-chance at education are encouraged to apply. 

 

Eligibility 

  • Are employees of Public Service departments listed in the First Schedule of the State Sector Act 1988 (PLEASE check your eligibility prior to completing an application using the link below.). 
  • Have a letter of support from the Chief Executive of their department. 
  • Are citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand or have full residency status (provide evidence of residency status) 
  • Live in New Zealand 
  • Have not previously received a Ria McBride Public Service Management Award. 

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Stephanie Martin with her daughter. Awardee in 2015, Graduated in 2018.

Sonja Davies Peace Award

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Purpose of the award The Sonja Davies Peace Award promotes initiatives that advance peace in New Zealand. The award is available to a woman or group led by a woman who are developing an initiative that will help them create a more peaceful world at home, school, the workplace, or in the community.

Peace is defined as the elimination of violence within families, lessening conflict between groups within society, freedom from civil disorder, and cessation of war. It extends to activities which foster mediation or resolution of conflict by means other than violence.

Value of the award: Up to $4,000

Eligibility criteria 

  • A woman or a group led by a woman, who are:
  • New Zealand citizens (or hold a resident class visa)  
  • Intend to use the award to carry out an initiative which advances peace in New Zealand 
  • Or, intend to use the award to undertake training that on completion will be applied to a peace- related activity in New Zealand 
  • Live in New Zealand 

Tertiary study or research projects are NOT eligible for this award nor are previous award winners of this award. 

Selection criteria When selecting awardees, the selection panel considers the following:

  • The benefit to the advancement of peace in New Zealand; and to women and/or girls in New Zealand
  • The relevance of the initiative to the advancement of peace in  Aotearoa New Zealand
  • The experience of the applicant(s), particularly their capability to carry out the initiative
  • Evidence of planning, financial need and budget sustainability
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Barbara Francis holding her new book, Wellington award ceremony 2017

Teupoko'ina Utanga Morgan Memorial Innovation Award

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Purpose of the award 

The purpose of the Teupoko'ina Utanga Morgan Memorial Innovation Award is to advance Pacific early childhood education. Early childhood education refers to both informal and formal pre-school teaching of young children by people outside the family or in settings outside the home. 

The Award is provided by a donation from the trustees of the Anau Ako Pasifka Incorporated. It is for an established innovation in early childhood education that advances at least one of the following: 

  • programme management
  • the learning environment 
  • interactions between pre-school children, their families and communities. 

Preference will be given to innovations shown to be sustainable and of benefit to the wider Pacific community in New Zealand.

Eligibility criteria 

Before you apply please ensure you meet ALL the following eligibility criteria: 

A woman or a group led by a woman, who: 

  • Are New Zealand citizens (or hold a resident class visa)  
  • Are undertaking an innovation that advances Pacific early childcare education 
  • Identify as Pacific ethnicity (at least 70 % of a group must identify as Pacific ethnicity) 
  • Have the support of an early childhood service and/or Pacific community. Applicants may make multiple applications for the same innovation in subsequent years.

 

Selection criteria 

When selecting awardees, the selection panel considers the following: 

  • The relevance of the innovation to the purpose of the award 
  • Evidence of progress and sustainability 
  • Financial circumstances 
  • Experience of the applicant(s), particularly their ability to contribute to achieving the purpose of the innovation 
  • Benefit to the advancement of Pacific early childhood education and/or Pacific preschoolers in New Zealand 
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Michaela Taranaki is supported by her little ones as she receives the 2018 Second-chance Education Award funded from the Teupoko'ina Utanga Morgan Memorial Fund from Elizabeth McEwan of PACIFICA

Outward Bound Classic Course Award

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Purpose of the award

The Outward Bound Classic Course Award offers a personal development opportunity for a woman who is planning to return to education and / or training.

Value of the award

One award of $4,350 plus expenses

NOTE:     The $4350 Award covers the Outward Bound course fee. Travel expenses to Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds and costs associated with completing a medical assessment are also covered for the successful applicant.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for a 2019 twenty one (21) day Outward Bound Classic Course Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

The applicant is a woman, who:

  • Is 18-26 years or over as at 14 April 2019 
  • Is available during 2019 to attend a 21 day Outward Bound Classic Course-dates to be negotiated with awardee (scheduled monthly courses)  
  • Can confidently run 3km in under 25 minutes and complete a full day’s activity 
  • Is willing to go smokefree at Outward Bound if normally a smoker 
  • Is confident in water and comfortable putting  head underwater 
  • Is willing to fully disclose all medical and criminal histories  
  • Has not previously received a NHWT:HK Award or attended an Outward Bound Course 

 

Selection criteria

When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider the following:

  • Meets eligibility criteria
  • Previous achievements
  • Education and/or training plans
  • Rationale for receiving the award
  • Personal circumstances

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Milika (2nd from left) with her Outward Bound course mates, November 2017

Outward Bound Discovery Course Award

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Purpose of the award

The Outward Bound Discovery Course Award offers a personal development opportunity for a woman who is planning to return to education and / or training.

Value of award

One award of $2,680 plus expenses*

* NOTE: 

The $2,680 Award covers the Outward Bound course fee. Travel expenses to Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds and costs associated with completing a medical assessment are also covered for the successful applicant.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for a eight (8) day Outward Bound Discovery Course Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

The applicant is a woman, who:

  • Is 27 years or over as at 14 April 2019
  • Is available during 2019 to attend an 8 day Outward Bound Discovery Course
  • Can confidently run 3km in under 25 minutes and complete a full day’s activity
  • Is willing to go smokefree at Outward Bound if normally a smoker
  • Is confident in water and comfortable putting head underwater
  • Is willing to fully disclose all medical and criminal histories
  • Has not previously received a NHWT:HK Second-Chance Education Study Award or attended an Outward Bound  Course.

Selection criteria

When selecting awardees, the selection panel consider the following:

  • Meets eligibility criteria
  • Previous achievements
  • Education and/or training plans
  • Rationale for receiving the award
  • Personal circumstances

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Milika (2nd from left) with her Outward Bound course mates, November 2017

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