Scholarships

GWNZ offers national and branch (regional) scholarships for women at various levels of study and/ or research

  • GWNZ Fellowships

    Fellowships for women to do doctoral study at a tertiary institution in New Zealand or overseas.

    Value:

    $5,000 to $10,000

    Locale:

    New Zealand

    Due:

    30 June 2022

    Apply
  • GWNZ Harriette Jenkins Scholarship

    For short term study or research. Valued at $5,000 these awards are for GWNZ members only.

    Value:

    $5,000

    Locale:

    New Zealand

    Due:

    30 June 2022

    Apply
  • GWNZ Susan Byrne Memorial Scholarship - sponsored by Bernice Kelly

    To assist mature women graduates to change career.

    Value:

    At least two awards valued at $10,000 each

    Locale:

    New Zealand

    Due:

    30 June 2022

    Apply
  • Graduate Women International – Hegg Hoffet Fund

    To assist graduate women who have been displaced as a result of war, political upheaval or other serious emergencies.

    Value:

    Undefined

    Locale:

    International

    Due:

    15 December 2022

    Apply
  • Rebecca L Lynch Memorial Scholarship

    To support study abroad at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho USA.

    Value:

    One-year scholarship*

    Locale:

    Nelson

    Due:

    31 August 2022

    Apply
  • Graduate Women North Shore Postgraduate Scholarships

    For high-achieving female students who are currently enrolled at at Massey University, Albany or AUT North Campus for postgraduate study.

    Value:

    $2,000 - $10,000

    Locale:

    North Shore

    Due:

    31 March 2023

    Apply
  • Graduate Women Manawatu Postgraduate Scholarships

    For high-achieving female students who are currently enrolled at Massey University in a master's degree or the final year of a postgraduate honours.

    Value:

    $5,000 or $10,000

    Locale:

    Massey University

    Due:

    31 March 2023

    Apply
  • GWNZ Women in Governance Scholarship

    For women who wish to advance their capability and career in governance

    Value:

    $5,000

    Locale:

    New Zealand

    Due:

    30 June 2022

    Apply
  • Ella C. Wilson Music Award

    Open to female students at NZ School of Music who have completed a BMus and intend to study for Masters degree in Musicology

    Value:

    $3,000

    Locale:

    Wellington

    Due:

    15 November 2022

    Apply
  • Graduate Women Wellington - Second Year Hutt Valley Scholarship

    For returning female students facing financial hardship

    Value:

    $2,000 (subject to funds available)

    Locale:

    Wellington

    Due:

    31 March 2023

    Apply
  • Graduate Women Wellington - First in Family Scholarship

     Available to female students from a Secondary School in the Wellington province. This can be retained for 3 years providing an average B grade is maintained.

    Value:

    $5,000 + tuition fees up to $5,000

    Locale:

    Wellington

    Due:

    15 November 2022

    Apply
  • Travel Awards

    To enable Graduate Women Otago members to present original work at national and international conferences

    Value:

    Up to $2,000

    Locale:

    Otago

    Due:

    15 June 2022

    Apply
  • Otago Daphne Purves Awards

    To enable Graduate Women Otago members and independent members resident in Southland to share their work/research or gain expertise by attending conferences, courses, workshops etc.

    Value:

    Variable

    Locale:

    Otago

    Due:

    15 July 2022

    Apply
  • Helen Benson Awards

    To assist non-graduate women from the Otago/Southland region to take up paid or unpaid work in the community or to develop new skills or interests.

    Value:

    Up to $1,500

    Locale:

    Otago

    Due:

    15 October 2022

    Apply
  • Summer Research Scholarships

    To enable Graduate Women Otago members to complete a summer research project at the University of Otago.

    Value:

    $5,000

    Locale:

    Otago

    Due:

    15 November 2022

    Apply

Awardees

Frequently asked questions

When do the GWNZ scholarships open?

1st May

When do the GWNZ scholarships close?

5pm on 30 June

How much are your scholarships worth?

The value of our scholarships range from $3,000 to $10,000; depending on the scholarship and available funds

How do I apply?

Follow the instructions found on the scholarships page for the scholarship you are applying for

Am I eligible?

Each scholarship has eligibility criteria specific to the scholarship; see the scholarship pages for more information

How do I get help?

For branch scholarships contact the relevant branch. For national and international scholarships contact Email: scholarship@GWNZ.org.nz

Guidelines for preparing a scholarship applications

Before you start your application please do the following:

  • Check that you fit the eligibility criteria
  • Think about what you want to say about yourself and your studies carefully
  • You have all the  documents required to be uploaded readily accessible.
  • Check that you are including as much relevant information as possible about yourself, your studies and ambitions

Before sending in the application double check that

  • Your documents are all loaded correctly
  • You have provided the appropriate information in each section
  • You have made the best case possible for why you should get an award
I am a Fellowship awardee – How shall I approach my Progress Report

Think of your audience – who is primarily the GWNZ membership and interested public. Note: Your report becomes a public document as we upload it to the webpage. Photos add interest; please provide a high quality digital photo relevant to your scholarship (max 300kb) for us to upload with your report.

Can I apply for multiple scholarships?

Yes, you can apply for multiple GWNZ scholarships but if successful, you will only be offered one scholarship.

When are the GWNZ scholarship results announced?

All applicants are advised of the results in August

When are scholarship funds available?

This varies with each scholarship. When you are advised of being awarded the scholarship; we will also advise you of when payments will be made.

Does GWNZ provide financial support for community initiatives or one-off requests from individuals?

GWNZ only offer the scholarships as listed on the website

Does GWNZ accept late applications?

No