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Awards Ceremonies
Each year the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust (KEECT) holds an Awards Ceremony at which we present Award Certificates to holders of the year's tertiary educational awards.

It is also an occasion to celebrate the achievements of previous award winners, and serves as an opportunity for all those involved in the Awards process and Awardees and their families to meet one another.
Celebrating Achievement
When 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
Jill Mrs Thompson



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