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Academic Awards Available

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust trading as Academic Dress Hire is a non-profit organisation "Empowering through Education". Our vision is achieved through the provision of awards and financial and other assistance.  

The Trust "puts its money where its mouth is", with all proceeds from hireage going back into the more than 110 awards it gives away each year to women at tertiary institutions in the Auckland and Northland regions. Awards vary from small grants to assist with expenses or retraining, to much larger $16,000 Doctoral and Post-Doctoral research awards. Without the Trust's assistance, many of these women would not be able to access further education. In order to assist as many women as possible in each award category, awardees will not be eligible for the same award more than once, but they are welcome to apply for our other awards as they progress through their tertiary careers. Unsuccessful applicants may reapply.

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Where are you enrolled?
Each year the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust offers the following awards for women enrolled or planning to enrol full time at the University of Auckland, the Albany Campus of Massey University, AUT, Unitec, Manukau Institute of Technology, Whitecliffe College of Art and Design, Laidlaw College, Northland Polytechnic, Te Wananga O Aotearoa (Manukau or Whangarei) or Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi, Auckland.
Tressa Thomas Expenses/Class Materials' First Year Doctoral 
New Start  Practicum Dame Dorothy Winstone Final Year Doctoral
Foundation Postgraduate Diploma Doctoral Completion
Expenses/Class Materials' Bachelor with Honours Degree Post Doctoral Research
Practicum Master's Degree  
Bachelor with Honours Degree    

Undergraduate Award Applications and Information

Postgraduate Award Applications and Information

Doctoral & Post Doctoral Award Applications and Information
Vinka Marinovich Awards in Music 
Vinka Marinovich Awards in Engineering
MacAndrew Award in Performing Arts
Please click here to view Discipline Specific Awards Information and How to Apply

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