Awards and Scholarships

Each year funding is made available for awards and scholarships for New Zealand women. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens. Information about is detailed below. Completed forms or further enquiries should be emailed to: trust@graduatewomencanterbury.nz.


Travel Awards

Up to $2,000 each

For Postgraduate Students. These awards are for students enrolled fulltime at the University of Canterbury or Lincoln University. The award is aimed at assisting in travel to present a paper or poster based on original research at a conference OR travel to a special course or internship at an overseas university of institute which is either part of or an extension of enrolled study.

Closing date:

Applications must be received at least six weeks prior to travel.

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Sadie Balkind Scholarship

$12,500 for 2 years

This scholarship has been set up by Graduate Women Canterbury in memory of the late Sadie Balkind, a member who made a generous bequest to the Branch. The object of the Scholarship is to help a successful student to undertake postgraduate studies at either Canterbury or Lincoln University.

Scholarship: Open to Master students only

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Closing date:
15 December in any year

Exceptional Circumstances Awards

Awards are usually $2,000 to $3,000 but up to $10,000 may be awarded on occasion.

These awards are to enable women to initiate, continue or complete tertiary study in exceptional circumstances where government support is unavailable or insufficient. Such circumstances may include, but are not limited to: relationship changes, second chance education, need for child or elder care, lack of family support, cultural requirements, illness, disability and length of intended course.

Closing date: open

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Australian Federation of Graduate Women: Canberra Accommodation Bursary

The award is open to women of any age who wish to carry out a short research project, in any field, which would benefit from a short stay in Canberra.

Availability date: 2 to 31 January 2018

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Closing date: 31 October 2017