Cora Wilding Memorial Award

Learn to sail, become a skydive instructor or even learn to fly a plane - whatever your personal goals are, this is your chance to get out there and do it.

The Cora Wilding Memorial Award is about helping people reach their goals. The award comprises a subsidy of up to $3,600 toward the cost of participation in a personal development training course. Awardees are also given a one-year YHA membership.

The award was established over twenty years ago to perpetuate the memory of Cora Wilding who founded YHA New Zealand in 1932. The award is granted to a maximum of two individuals in any year. 

Past awards have been granted for a Youth Development Voyage on the Spirit of New Zealand, Outward Bound, the Australasian Wildlife Management Conference and more. 

Applications are currently closed. They open each year in May and are accepted until 30 June.

Read about the award and how to apply:


Read about our past winners:

2015 winners
Eva Maffey
2014 winner
Scott Partridge
2013 winners
Elise Jannsen
2012 winner
2011 winner
Scott Dunn