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Education Awards

Members, their children, and grandchildren can receive education awards to assist with education costs. Awards are available for Secondary and Tertiary education. 

Grants for Secondary Education

Each year we give up to 10 grants of $500.00 to children or grandchildren of financial members* starting Year 9 the following year. 

If you have a child due to start secondary school next year, but you are not currently a financial member yourself, join up today and your child will be eligible to apply for our Higher Education Award (for tertiary studies) when the time comes.  They could receive $2,000 or $2,500 for the entire length of their course!

Applications for the 2022 school year are now CLOSED. 

Read about last year’s recipients of the Secondary Education Grant.

Awards for Higher Tertiary Education

The Awards for Higher Tertiary Education are designed to assist and encourage financial members* of Manchester Unity, their children or grandchildren, to undertake full-time tertiary study in a wide range of areas (Tertiary study is intended to be widely interpreted – university, polytechnic, teachers  college, trade apprenticeship, etc., as long as the course is full time, for a minimum of a year, leads to a recognised trade, professional or educational qualification and is within New Zealand).

Up to four Awards may be approved each study year. Two Awards will cover the term of study at $2,500 per year. Two Awards will cover the term of study at $2,000 per year.

In addition, the successful applicants receive free Manchester Unity membership and a free Kickstart product for the term of their study. At the end of their study they can continue with the membership and Kickstart at the reduced child’s rate for an additional 5 years, before paying full price.

Applications for the 2022 school year are now CLOSED.

Meet last year’s recipients of the Higher Tertiary Education Award!

*To be classed as a financial member, you must hold on of Manchester Unity’s insurance products or have a KickStart Sharefund Benefit