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Foundation Certificate and Diploma Studies Awards Application

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

 

 

Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017


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Terms and Conditions

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

NHWT reserves the right to not offer an award if we do not receive a deserving application.

The selection panel's decision is final.

 

NHWT records applicant contact details to enable communications related to the awards programme.

Applications from unsuccessful applicants are disposed of after the award ceremony.

Applications from Second-chance Education awardees are disposed of after the award ceremony.

Applications from Research and Specific Purpose awardees are retained until the research or project is complete.

All progress reports are electronically archived and embargoed for 10 years.

 

If you receive an award we require you to do the following:

  • Allow NHWT to use your name, photograph and information about you (and if relevant, other members of your group) for publicity purposes
  • Receive the award at a NHWT awards ceremony
  • For Second-chance Education and Specific Purpose awardees, provide a progress report to NHWT in the year you receive the award
  • For Research awardees, provide a progress report to NHWT each year of your study, plus provide access to your final research report and any subsequent publications
  • Provide NHWT with up-to-date contact details while you are studying or undertaking your research/carrying out your project

 

By submitting this award I acknowledge I have read and accept the terms and conditions as stated above.

By submitting this award I verify I meet the eligibility criteria and that all information in this application is correct.

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