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New Horizons - Scholarships for Women

New Horizons For Women: Hine Kahukura have 20 different types of awards on offer, including research awards for women who are conducting research that benefits women and/or girls in Aotearoa New Zealand and an award for the research expenses of a post-doctoral researcher in the physical and social sciences. 

Award value: $1,000 - 4,000 Number available: Varies
Provider: New Horizons - For Womens Trust

Applications for 2021 have closed

The next funding round is March 2022

Applicants can check for updates by signing into the awards application portal at that time. Unitec will include a link to the portal here, once applications open.

Second-Chance Education Study Awards

There are two types of Second-Chance Education Study Awards:

- Foundation/Diploma Studies Awards ($1,000 - $1,400)

- Degree Study Awards ($3,000 to $4,000)


Second-Chance Education Awards are for women who are engaging in tertiary education for the first time, at a Foundation Studies (NZQA level 3-4) or Diploma level (NZQA level 6), or Degree level (NZQA level 7), who do not already have a tertiary qualification, and have not previously received a New Horizons for Women Trust: Hine Kahukura Award at that level of study. In all categories, the awards are a one off grant to help with study and/or living expenses.

In 2021 there were Second-Chance Education awards targeting women studying: 

- Business related Foundation or Diploma course at an Auckland institute

- Information Technology related Foundation/Diploma course

- Foundation/Diploma courses in Waikato, BOP, King Country, Gisborne and Taupo sponsored by Graduate Women Waikato Charitable Trust

- Foundation/Diploma and Degree courses for applicants from Toi Ohomai or Waikato University sponsored by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

- Degree courses in Manawatū-Whanganui

- Foundation/Diploma and Degree courses in Wellington

- Foundation/Diploma and Degree courses in Otago/Southland

- Degree courses in Auckland

- Degree courses in Nelson/Marlborough

- Foundation/Diploma and Degree courses (any location)

and for:

-  Women over 40 and studying for the first time

- Courses relating to industries where women are under represented

You may apply for more than one type of award if you meet the eligibility criteria. Only one award will be given to any successful applicant.

Contact Details:

For more infromation please go to the New Horizons for Women's website