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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".

Purpose:  To provide funds for the promotion, advancement and encouragement of education for women, either in research and professional activities, or artistic and creative activities.  

All proceeds from hireage of regalia at Academic Dress Hire support our purpose, mainly through the provision of awards and financial and other assistance. 

On average over 110 awards are funded each year to women 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. 

To view FAQs about the Awards Programme click here

 Poster Shot for Awards page

'Forging a Brighter Future' Competition

Entry Options: Written piece, Poetry, Artwork, Photo, Video

Cash Prizes : $1,000, $500 for 2nd, $250 for 3rd.

Winning entries will be showcased online

Entries close 14 October 2019 Click here to enter

Kindly sponsored by Timeless Images


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 Doctoral Completion
Foundation Postgraduate Diploma Post Doctoral Research
Expenses/Class Materials' Bachelor with Honours Degree  
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

NZ Contemporary Art Award

Bed Bath & Beyond MIT Award

Bed Bath & Beyond Employee Award

Māori/Pasifika Midwifery Award, sponsored by Academic Search International
Please click here to view Discipline Specific Awards Information and How to Apply

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