Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust - New Start Awards

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 12 November 2019

Closing date: 12 November 2018. (2019 dates TBA please enquire to funder)

Length of award

will be available for offer annually, to be paid in instalments over a six semester period.

Number of awards offered

Two New Start Awards of

Purpose of award

Applicants for the New Start Awards must be:
a)      women;
b)      New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents;
c)       graduates of the University of Auckland's New Start Programme;
d)      enrolled or preparing to enrol full time, for a degree at the University of Auckland.

Selection criteria

In making these awards, the selection committee shall give consideration to:
a) the applicant’s academic achievement during the New Start course;
b) the applicant’s need for financial assistance;
c) the applicant’s aspirations for the future;
d) the applicant’s referee’s report;
e) any special circumstances, e.g. family responsibilities, personal disability, considered relevant

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The successful applicants will be required to make a brief report at the end of each semester's study.

How do students apply?

Each applicant for the New Start Awards must submit her application on the current online application form (details of which are given below) with the Scholarships office of the University of Auckland, before 9 November in the year of the award. Information required includes:
a)      evidence of completion of the New Start Programme;
b)      a certified copy of all course marks and the final assessment grade;
c)       a certified copy of evidence of status as a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident;
d)      a reference from one referee on the prescribed form;
e)      details of her proposed degree course.
 “Certified copy” means a copy of the original, certified as true by an appropriate authority (for example, Registrar, Head of Department, Study Supervisor, or Justice of the Peace).

N.B. Hard copies of this application will NOT be considered.
Closing date: 12 November 2018.
Application Form - On line for Uni of Auckland

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The first instalment of the New Start Award will be paid on the presentation of proof of full-time enrolment in a degree course (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. Failure to complete any semester will require the refund of that semester's payment.

Decision makers

Applicants enrolled at the University of Auckland (only) should apply online for this award.

History or background of award

(Dame Dorothy Winstone New Start Award or Rae Hammer New Start Award)

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 August 2019.