Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust - Practicum Awards

Closing date: 04/02/2022
4 February 2022
Value of Award: $7,500
No. of awards:
Tenure: One academic year.

AUT Application Form

Regulations and Application

The main purpose of these awards is to assist women to carry out study for a Bachelor's or Master's Degree with a required practicum component.

Awards will be made for a year of study that requires a student to undertake a practicum which is usually unpaid and involves travel or residence away from home.

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants for the Practicum Award must be: a) women; b) New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents; c) enrolled or preparing to enrol full time for their 3rd or 4th year of a Bachelor’s Degree or for a Postgraduate Diploma or Master’s Degree at one of the following Institutes: the University of Auckland, AUT, Manukau Institute of Technology, Unitec, 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).

General Information:

How do students apply?
Each applicant for this award must submit her application on the current prescribed application form, together with: a)      a certified copy or statutory declaration of her academic record (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; c)       confirmation that a confidential reference has been sought from one referee; d)      a copy of the practicum requirements for the course signed by a staff member. This should give length and possible location of the practicum. “Certified copy” means a copy of the original, certified as true by an appropriate authority (for example, Academic Registrar, Head of Department, Study Supervisor, or Justice of the Peace). A “Statutory declaration” must be made before a Justice of the Peace or Solicitor on the appropriate form.
AUT Application Form
Regulations and Application

Decision makers
In making this award, the selection committee shall give consideration to: a) applicant’s academic record; b) applicant’s referees’ reports; c) applicant’s need for financial assistance; d) applicant’s aspirations for the future; e) any special circumstances e.g. family responsibilities, personal disability, considered relevant.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
The Practicum Award shall be paid in one instalment on presentation of proof of enrolment as a Degree student at one of the above named tertiary institutions, for example a copy of the receipted fees’ invoice or certification from the relevant department.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
This award may not be held concurrently with an award of equal or higher value.

Additional information
The successful applicant is required to complete her year of study and make a brief report at the end of this study. Failure to complete two full consecutive semesters will require refund of the full value of the award.

Who else has information about this award?
Enquiries to: Katrina Ford, awards@kateedgertrust.org.nz

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

Katrina Ford
Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust

Private Bag 93 208 Parnell

Phone: 09-358-1044

Email: awards@kateedgertrust.org.nz

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