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Academic Awards

Empowering through Education

The purpose of the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust trading as Academic Dress Hire is 
to provide funds for the promotion, advancement and encouragement of education for women, either in research and professional activities, or artistic and creative activities.  

Each year, The KEECT funds approximately 110 educational awards totaling $600,000, predominantly for women.  Funding varies for each award from $2,000 up to $18,000 to assist with study expenses, fees or retraining.

The award selection process is overseen by an experienced Awards Committee and the approach is both academic and holistic, considering things such as financial need, whether the applicant is first in family to study, or any challenges they might have.

See what our past Awardees have to say here
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FAQs about the Awards Programme 
 

You are most welcome to email us with questions about any of our awards at awards@kateedgertrust.org.nz

 

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For closing dates and application forms for individual awards, please click on the links below to the relevant web pages. 

Please note for those applying through the AUT or University of Auckland Scholarships portals, applications usually open 6 weeks before the closing date.

WOMEN IN FINE ARTS AWARD IN MEMORY
OF CAROL SCHOFIELD

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Carol Schofield was a gentle, kind and creative soul who was taken from her family and friends too soon following a short illness aged 49.  

Art, photography and creativity were central to her life and she knew the challenges faced by artists to make a living from their work.
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Carol had a generosity of spirit – every call from a charity received a donation; coffee, tea, glasses of wine, lunches with friends and customers on the back deck were regular events; and it is with this spirit, and the understanding of the challenges that up-and-coming artists face, that the Women in Fine Arts Award is offered in Carol’s memory.

The award in memory of Carol and sponsored by her family and friends, is to support a woman enrolled full-time in the third year or above of a Bachelor's or postgraduate degree in Fine Arts, Visual Arts, or Design and Contemporary Art at the University of Auckland, Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, AUT or Unitec.

Value: $2000
Closing date: 29 April 2022


For regulations and application forms, please click here     

Academic Awards Programme
 
UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS
POSTGRADUATE
AWARDS
DOC/POSTDOCTORAL
AWARDS
Tressa Thomas Retraining Awards Practicum First-Year Doctoral 
New Start Awards (for graduates of the UoA New Start Programme) Postgraduate Diploma Dame Dorothy Winstone Doctoral Completion
Foundation Awards (for graduates of an approved tertiary institute Foundation course) Bachelor with Honours Degree Post Doctoral Research
Practicum Master's Degree  
Bachelor with Honours Degree    

Click here for undergraduate Award Applications and Information

Click here for postgraduate Award Applications and Information

Click here for Doctoral & Post Doctoral Award Applications and Information
SPONSORED and DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC AWARDS

ARTS

Vinka Marinovich Awards in Music 
Macandrew Award in Performing Arts 
NZ Contemporary Art Award
Women in Fine Arts Award in memory of Carol Schofield


BUSINESS

Women in Business Award sponsored by Hilary Lewis


ENGINEERING

Vinka Marinovich Awards in Engineering 
Watercare/Ghella Abergeldie Engineering Award

HEALTH

Māori/Pasifika Midwifery Award
Midwifery/Nursing Clinical Placement Award in Memory of Ngaire Miller
University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Summer Research Scholarships

LAW

Women in Law Award


EMPLOYEE and INSTITUTE SPECIFIC

AUT Fashion Design Award
Westferry Property Services Rick Sowman Educational Award
Bed Bath & Beyond Employee Award
Bed Bath & Beyond MIT Award
Bed Bath & Beyond Manurewa High School Award

Please click here to view Discipline Specific Awards Information and How to Apply

 

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09 358 1044



 

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