Branch Scholarships, Grants and Awards

 

 

The awards listed below are offered by individual branches of NZFGW. The contact email address for further information on each of the Branch Awards is given at the end of each branch listing.

AUCKLAND AND NORTHLAND

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust administers a number of awards for women in Auckland and Northland previously offered by the former Auckland NZFGW Branch Trust. Information and application forms are available from www.academicdresshire.co.nz

CANTERBURY

CANTERBURY BRANCH NZFGW TRUST AWARDS – To be known as CFGW Trust Awards

Each year funding is made available for a series of awards for women. For details go to  www.canterburynzfgw.org.nz

GISBORNE

Name Amount Eligibility criteria Closing date
Annual Gisborne FGW Award Usually $500 Applicant must be studying by distance learning & living in Tairawhiti region in their final year of study for a tertiary degree qualification, to cover textbooks or course-related costs. 31 October

For further information about these Branch Awards contact Penny Shaw, fourshaw78@xtra.co.nz

MANAWATU

GRADUATE WOMEN MANAWATU CHARITABLE TRUST

Name Amount Eligibility criteria Closing date
Graduate Women Manawatu Postgraduate Scholarships – approx. 8 awards made annually
Up to $8000 each Women currently enrolled at Massey University at Honours or Masters level.
31 March
Application through the Massey University Scholarships Office.
Graduate Women Manawatu UCOL Awards –  2 or 3 awards made annually.
$2000 each Women students at the Universal College of Learning, P.N. studying for a degree.
30 April
Application through the UCOL Student Resource Centre.
New Horizons for Women Trust Awards – 2 -3 awards annually.
$3,000 each. For women seeking second chance education opportunities.
Application to NHWT.
Zonta Women in Science and Technology Award – 1 award annually $5,000
(facilitated by
Zonta
Manawatu)
Women enrolled at Massey University at PhD level intending to present a paper at an international conference. 28 February Application through the Massey University Scholarships Office
Whakatipuna Teen Parent Awards1-3 awards annually $1000 each Young women from the Teen Parent School at Freyberg High School, Palmerston North progressing to tertiary education. Applications through Freyberg High School

NELSON

Name Amount Eligibility criteria Closing date
Karen Glasgow Study Award
One or two awards each year, up to $1,500 each
for any course-related costs.
Women over 30 years, NZ citizen or permanent residence, living in the Nelson-Tasman region, with no previous tertiary qualification and wishing to undertake study likely to enhance their employment opportunities. Preference is given to candidates experiencing financial hardship.
31 January
Rebecca L Lynch Memorial Scholarship Non-resident
tuition fees,
registration
fees, and
room and
board costs
at the University of Idaho,
USA for
one year.
» New Zealand citizen or permanent resident,
» unmarried female,
» under 24 years of age,
» enrolled in first or second year of university study,
» be an undergraduate at the time of taking up the scholarship.Click below for the application form.Rebecca L Lynch Memorial Scholarship application form
31 August

For information about the Karen Glasgow Award, please contact Sandy Stephens at sandygoogling@gmail.com
For information about the Rebecca Lynch Award, please contact Lisa Lynch at llynchtheboss@clear.net.nz

NORTH SHORE

Name Amount Eligibility criteria Closing date
North Shore Branch Inc. Scholarships
$2,000-$6,000 Women postgraduate students, who are NZ citizens, for study towards a postgraduate qualification, preferably a Masterate or Doctoral qualification at Massey University Auckland Campus. One recipient may be named NZFGW North Shore Scholar of the Year.
31 March
North Shore Branch Inc. Awards
Each up to $1,500 A limited number of scholarships (up to five) for Year 13 women students from schools in the North Shore area (including Orewa College), for study towards a degree at Massey University Auckland Campus or the Auckland University of Technology, Akoranga Campus. 20 December

For further information about these Branch Awards contact Frances Bell, frabil@xtra.co.nz

OTAGO

Name Amount Eligibility criteria Closing date
Community Awards Up to $1,500 To assist recognised community and voluntary organisations without an assured funding base. Preference to projects relating to education, health, women and children. Grants not given to schools, kindergartens, playcentres or sporting groups, or for wages and salaries.
31 Jan
15 May
15 Sept
Helen Benson Awards Up to $1,000 To assist Otago and Southland women who have not been in full-time employment for some years to take up work (paid or voluntary) or develop new skills or interests outside the home.
15th Oct
Otago Travel Award Up to $2,500 NZFGW (Otago Branch) members of at least 6 months’ standing resident in Otago or Southland. To enable women to present original work at national and international conferences. Preference given to recent postgraduate or postdoctoral students.
15 March
15 June
15 August
Otago Daphne Purves Awards Up to $4,000 NZFGW (Otago or Southland Branch) members of at least 6 months’ standing resident in Otago or Southland. To enable women to participate in conferences, meetings, courses, workshops or events, in New Zealand or overseas, to contribute material from their experience or research and to gain expertise, ideas or professional development that will benefit their communities of interest.
15 February

For application packs and details regarding these awards see www.nzfgwotago.org.nz, or write to:

NZFGW (Otago Branch),
PO Box 6334,
Dunedin North,
Dunedin 9059

The Otago Branch plays a part in the dispersal of the awards listed below.

Name Amount Eligibility criteria Closing date
Brenda Shore Awards Up to $15,000 To assist University of Otago women graduates to carry out research towards a PhD or Master’s degree related to the Otago area or to do post-graduate study at the University of Otago. Preference will be given to natural science graduates.
28 February
NZ Medical Women’s Association Elective Scholarship
$500 To assist a final year female medical student (who is a NZ citizen) at the University of Otago to undertake an elective that focuses on the health of women and children.
1 Sept of preceding year
Marion Fyfe Prize $500 For study in the Department of Zoology, University of Otago. Award is allocated by the Zoology Department to a 4th year female student. nil

For application packs and details regarding these awards see www.otago.ac.nz or write to: University of Otago, P O Box 56, Dunedin 9054

WELLINGTON

Name Amount Eligibility criteria Closing date
NZFGW (Wellington Branch) Scholarship for Second-Year Students
$2,000; (2) Female 2nd-year undergraduate student at Victoria University who has personal or financial hardship in pursuing her studies. 31-Mar (VUW)
NZFGW (Wellington Branch) Graduate Scholarship
$4,000 Female student at Bachelors (Hons) or Masters level at Victoria University; selected by the Academic Board. No application required
NZFGW (Wellington Branch) Masters by Thesis Scholarship
$4,000; (2) Female student enrolled for Masters degree by thesis at Victoria University 1-Oct (VUW)
NZFGW Graduate Secondary Teaching Award
$2,000 (4) For female students entering the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) with emphasis given to high achievers, mature/career changers, Pacifika/Maori & disability students;
No application required
NZFGW (Wellington Branch) Conjoint Teaching Award
$2,000 (2) For high achieving female students going into their final (4th) year. No application required
Management Training Award for Women in Science Engineering or Architecture
$5,000 Female applicants will have a graduate degree and work in a company or institution. 15-Feb
(GWW-Wgtn)
The Ella C Wilson Award
$3,000,
tenable for
one year
Students doing MMus or MMusTher at the New Zealand School of Music and who are experiencing financial hardship. 31-Mar (VUW)
NZFGW (Wellington Branch) Scholarship
$3,000;
(3) tenable
for 1 year
Female students at Whitireia Community Polytechnic who have personal or financial hardship in pursuing their studies in non-traditional areas. 30-Nov
(Whitireia)
NZFGW (Wellington Branch) Scholarship
$3000; (3) tenable for 1 year Female students at WelTec, studying non-traditional subjects. 26 Nov (WelTec)
NZFGW (Wellington) Hutt Valley Second Year Scholarship
$2000 Female second-year undergraduate student at Victoria University. Must have attended 3 years at Hutt Valley secondary school, 2 of them at senior level.
31 October (VUW)
NZFGW (Wellington Branch) Up to
$2,000
(3 awards
per annum)
Conference travel for a member of Graduate Women Wellington to present a paper or poster.  15 Feb, 15 May, 15 October (GWW)

 

For further information about these Branch Awards contact Sally Hasell, sallyhasell@snap.net.nz. For the NZFGW Wellington Branch scholarships administered by the Victoria University of Wellington see the website www.vuw.ac.nz/scholarships