Cora Wilding Memorial Award
We want to help you reach your personal development goals!
Applications are open 16 May - 1 July 2018
Win up to $5,000 for a personal development training course or project that will benefit you and your local community.
In honour of Cora Wilding, who founded YHA New Zealand in 1932, this award aims to motivate and inspire New Zealanders to pursue their goals and help their communities.
The Award is open to all New Zealand residents and is granted to a maximum of two individuals per year. Awardees will also receive a one-year YHA membership.
How to apply
Complete the online application.
Include a description of your proposed personal development course or project, including:
- Why you wish to attend the course and how the course will allow you to serve your community.
- How well your application aligns with Cora Wilding's intentions for YHA as outlined in YHA's Charitable Aims and Objects.
- If you have the means to undertake your course without this funding.
- Any further details that would assist the Awards Committee in making its decision.
Applications are open 16 May 2018 to 1 July 2018.
Past winners tell their stories
Gemma Black attended Outward Bound. Joanna Tao will represent Aotearoa at the 2018 United Nation's Climate Change Conference.
Hannah Overbye participated in Outward Bound's Mind, Body, Spirit course.
Scott Partridge took part in a youth voyage on the Spirit of New Zealand.
- 2012 - Chapman Kutia attended Outward Bound
- 2011 - Scott Dunn travelled to Finland as an exchange student
- 2010 - Michelle Payton and Catherine Winfrey took on part time study
To promote within New Zealand the education, health and well-being of people by providing encouragement and opportunity for the gaining of knowledge and awareness of:
- The culture of the countryside, towns, cities and peoples of New Zealand.
- The environment and the study of the same.
- The culture of other countries and peoples.
In furtherance of its charitable objects the Association shall provide hostels or similar accommodation, promote educational and recreational activities, facilitate travel and practice and promote environmental sustainability.