Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust - Foundation Awards

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Closing dates for applications

Next: 14 February 2022

14 February 2022

Number of awards offered

Multiple awards

Purpose of award

To assist women, who have completed a full time Foundation Course at an approved tertiary institute totalling 120 points at NCEA Level 3 or above, and have enrolled in their first year of full time study for their first degree or diploma at an approved Institute in the Auckland area, to meet course expenses.
Applicants for this award must be enrolled or planning to enrol full-time for a degree or diploma at the University of Auckland, Massey University Auckland, AUT, Manukau Institute of Technology, Unitec, Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Laidlaw College, NorthTec, or Te Wānanga O Aotearoa (Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau               campuses), or Te Whare Wānanga O Awanuiārangi (Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau campuses).

Selection criteria

Applicants for a Foundation Award must be:
a)                   women;
b)                  undergraduate students studying full time for their first degree or diploma;
c)                   New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

 Each recipient of a Foundation Award is required to make a short written report at the end of the semester

How do students apply?

Each applicant for these awards must submit her application on the current prescribed application form, together with:
a) a certified copy or statutory declaration of her academic record, including details of the foundation course totalling 120 points that has been completed (this can be in the form of a certified digital document from the tertiary institution);
b) a certified copy of evidence of status as a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident (not Driver Licence);
c)  brief details of the items on which she would spend the award: for example; fees, equipment, art materials, software. NB – this does not include personal and living expenses, transport or childcare;
d) a brief outline of the work she hopes to do in the future;
e) a certified statement on the prescribed form.

Applicants for the $18,000 Jane Bellamy and Elizabeth Godfrey Foundation Awards, or the $2,000 Foundation Awards who are enrolled or intending to enrol at the University of Auckland, must apply online using the online application form available at https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/for/current-students/cs-scholarships-and-awards/cs-search-for-scholarships-and-awards.html#/form
Applications from students enrolled at other Institutes should apply as follows:
Download and complete an application form: https://www.academicdresshire.co.nz/Academic+Awards+Available/Undergraduate+Awards.html
Enquiries to: Katrina Ford, awards@kateedgertrust.org.nz
Submit completed applications by:
Email attachment plus scanned copies of 4 a) b), and e) above to: awards@kateedgertrust.org.nz;
Or by post to:
Foundation Awards
The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust
Private Bag 93208
Auckland 1151
AUT Application Form
Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

   The first instalment of each of the named Foundation Awards will be paid on the presentation of proof of full time enrolment in a degree course at the University of Auckland (for example, a receipted fees invoice or certification from the relevant department). Subsequent instalments will be paid at the beginning of each semester on receipt of evidence of satisfactory grades having been achieved in the previous semester. If circumstances arise such that you are unable to complete a semester, you MUST advise the Awards Coordinator before the end of the semester. Failure to do so may result in cessation of funding for the Award.
  Other Foundation Awards shall be paid in one instalment on presentation of proof of full time enrolment in a degree or diploma at one of the Institutes named above: for example, a copy of a receipted fees invoice or certification from the relevant Department.


Decision makers

In making these awards, the selection committee shall give consideration to:
a)                   a certified copy of the applicant’s tertiary record;

a)                   a certified statement by an academic staff member who knows the applicant well;
b)                  the applicant’s need for financial assistance;
c)                   the applicant’s aspirations for the future;
d)                  any special circumstances e.g. family responsibilities, personal disability, considered relevant.

History or background of award

(Including Jane Bellamy and Elizabeth Godfrey Foundation Awards)

Additional information

In addition, the Jane Bellamy and Elizabeth Godfrey named awards are to assist two women students from the University of Auckland’s Foundation Programme to study towards a degree at the University of Auckland. Only applicants who have completed this Programme will be considered for the two named awards. Applicants for these awards must apply online to the University of Auckland.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Katrina Ford
Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust
Private Bag 93 208, Parnell, Auckland 1151


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in November 2021.