The GWC Exceptional Circumstances Award is now discontinued.
The GWC Travel Awards are discontinued.
Each year GWC provides grants to Lincoln University and University of Canterbury for any student enrolled at these tertiary institutions who are suffering financially in some way to help pursue their intended course of study and relieve some financial burden in order to do so. Please contact your institute’s student support centre.
GWC donates to the New Horizons for Women which is a national charitable trust providing grants for women in New Zealand. The trust supports education, innovation and research that benefits women developing their potential and creating a new horizon for them with a nation-wide Awards Programme.
Please see New Horizons for Women for more information.
Each year GWC donates prizes to Lincoln University and University of Canterbury in the following departments/or and academic programmes. Each head of department nominates their preferred candidate annually.
The Viticulture and Oenology Prize ($500).
The History and English Prizes ($2000).
A bequest made from a past branch member, Nena Brown, on behalf and in memory of her sister, Doris. Doris Le Roi was a university graduate with a lifelong interest in botany and horticulture who wrote articles for a number of farming publications. This prize is administered by the School of Biological Sciences.
Helen Wily was a long serving member of the New Zealand Federation in University who was a leader in mathematics and statistics education in Christchurch. This prize is administered by the School of Mathematics and Statistics.
GWC support science and technology in schools though the Canterbury Science and Technology Fair with award prizes ($240).