Awards and Scholarships

The Waikato Graduate Women Educational Trust, Te Ohu Tuku Tohu o ngā Raukura Wāhine Mātauranga o Waikato, offers awards and scholarships to women students and staff at Waikato and Bay of Plenty tertiary institutions.

Some awards are available to women in tertiary institutions throughout the region while others are available only to students from a particular institution.

Also, some awards are available only to tertiary staff while others are available only to students.

Our awards are organised into the regions or institutions to which they apply .

Award summary information is available under the Summary tab and award details and application forms are available to view and/or download in pdf format under the Documents tab.

Bay of Plenty and Waikato Tertiary Institutions

Conference Award

Closing Dates

30 April and 30 September

Available to

Early Career Women Academic Staff at Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, the University of Waikato, and the Waikato Institute of Technology.

Purpose

To enable women academic staff members to attend and present a paper at an international conference in their field, for which no other funding is available to them.

Dame Jocelyn Fish Award

Closing Date

30 April

Available to

Women students at Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, the University of Waikato, and the Waikato Institute of Technology, who are studying in a non-traditional field for women.

Purpose

To assist women students enrolled in Waikato or Bay of Plenty tertiary institutions, who are majoring in a non-traditional field for women.

Dr Vivienne Cassie Cooper Award

Closing Dates

30 April and 30 September

Available to

Women returning to full-time or part-time study at at Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, the University of Waikato, and the Waikato Institute of Technology.

Purpose

To enable women returning to study (full-time or part-time) after a period in the paid or voluntary workforce or caring for family, to enrol for and complete a Masters degree.

Small Scale Research Projects Award

Closing Dates

30 April and 30 September

Available to

Women academics at at Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, the University of Waikato, and the Waikato Institute of Technology, carrying out small scale research projects.

Purpose

To assist women academics in carrying out small scale research projects studying women and/or issues related to women.
The Award is to help meet expenses incurred in the project and the dissemination of results, and does not provide a stipend.
Award funds may be used to support a research student to assist with the project.

Leadership Development Scholarship

Closing Dates

30 April and 30 September

Available to

Academic, professional and administrative women at Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, the University of Waikato, and the Waikato Institute of Technology.

Purpose

To support academic, professional and administrative women who are ready to take on leadership responsibilities, to attend women in leadership training or conferences that suit their role and career, for which no other funding is available to them.

University of Waikato

Doctoral Study Merit Award

Closing Date

30 April

Available to

Women students, enrolled full-time for a PhD at the University of Waikato

Purpose

To provide assistance to women students, enrolled full-time for a PhD at the University of Waikato.

Masters Study Award

Closing Date

30 April

Available to

Women students, who are enrolled full-time or part-time at the University of Waikato for a thesis worth at least 90 points towards a Masters degree.

Purpose

To assist women students, who are enrolled full-time or part-time at the University of Waikato for a thesis worth at least 90 points towards a Masters degree.

Engineering Prize

Closing Dates

1 February
The choice of the prize-winner will be made by a committee of the Department of Engineering.

Available to

Women students at the University of Waikato in their third year of study towards an engineering degree.

Purpose

To recognise the most outstanding woman student in her third year of study towards an engineering degree.

Te Raranga Mātauranga Award

Closing Date

30 April

Available to

Māori women students enrolled full-time at the University of Waikato in the final year of a first undergraduate degree.
Each Faculty will be invited to nominate two candidates for the Award each year. The Award is not open to application from individual students who are not the nominees of their School or Faculty.

Purpose

To assist Māori women students enrolled full-time at the University of Waikato in the final year of a first undergraduate degree.

Emmy Noether Prize in Mathematics

Closing Date

1 February
The choice of the prize-winner will be made by the Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences Scholarships Committee.

Available to

Woman students in their first year of study at the University of Waikato, enrolled in at least one paper offered by the Department of Mathematics.

Purpose

To recognise the most outstanding first year woman student in mathematics for the year.

Elizabeth Bisley Memorial Prize in English

Closing Date

1 February

The choice of the prize-winner will be made by the Head of Subject.

Available to

Women or men students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Waikato who have completed at least 60 points in English at 500 level.

Purpose

To recognise the best graduate student of the year in English.

Waikato Institute of Technology

Postgraduate Study Award

Closing Date

30 April

Available to

Women students enrolled at the Waikato Institute of Technology in the final year of a first postgraduate qualification lasting the equivalent of one full-time year or longer

Purpose

To support women students enrolled at the Waikato Institute of Technology in the final year of a first postgraduate qualification lasting the equivalent of one full-time year or longer.

Undergraduate Prize

Available to

This prize, of $1,000, is awarded to women students enrolled in the final year of an undergraduate degree awarded by the Waikato Institute of Technology. It recognises academic merit and demonstration of commitment.

Purpose

To support women students enrolled at the Waikato Institute of Technology enrolled in the final year of an undergraduate degree.