Celebrating AchievementWhen guests gathered on 8 June at Old Government House for the 2014 Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust (KEECT) Awards Ceremony, they were not only celebrating the achievements of the successful award-winners but also paying tribute to the late Dame Dorothy Winstone with the announcement of a new final-year doctoral award.
The Dame Dorothy Winstone Award has been established to assist a woman who will have completed three years' full-time study towards a PhD or named doctorate to remain a full-time student for a further semester. The value is $16,000 and this year's closing dates for applications are 7 July and 1 December.
The photo at the right, taken at the ceremony, shows Jill Smith, grand-daughter of Kate Edger (whose hood the mannequin in the background is wearing), with Fiona Thompson, daughter of Tressa Tompkins. Tressa's children donated $4,000 to the Auckland Branch of the New Zealand Federation of University Women to establish an award for women wishing to re-train for employment. Since then many women have been assisted through these awards, now administered by the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust.
As featured in UniNews Vol 44 / Issue 05/ JULY 2014