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09 358 1044

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UPDATE re awards & grants
24 March 2020

As you are probably all aware, due to these extraordinary times, all graduations have been postponed or cancelled for the next few months.

As 100% of our expenses and over 80% of our awards are funded from the hiring of graduation regalia and legal attire (through Academic Dress Hire) we regret to inform you that we have, unfortunately, had to put funding of some of our awards on hold until September or October 2020 when the situation will be reassessed.

You are most welcome to email us ( with your name and which award you are applying for and we will advise you of the situation.

Even if we cannot help you financially at this stage,
we do hope that your studies go well
& that you stay safe.

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 smaller grants to assist with 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


The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust
School Competition
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Calling for Entries from Year 12 & 13 Students

"Rise Above the Limits"

 200 x smaller version

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

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

Kindly sponsored by Timeless Images


Where are you enrolled?
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust offers awards for women enrolled or planning to enrol full time at the University of Auckland, AUT, Unitec, Manukau Institute of Technology, Whitecliffe College, Laidlaw College, Northland Polytechnic, Te Wananga O Aotearoa (Manukau or Whangarei) or Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi, Auckland & Massey University, Albany Campus.
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
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Newmarket, Auckland 1023

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