The Ria McBride Public Service Award helps women currently working in the New Zealand Public Service to progress their career aspirations through tertiary study. Applications for the 2021 Award are now open and will close on 31 May 2021. Find out about the application process and who can apply

The Ria McBride Public Service Award is sponsored by Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission and is administered by the Leadership Development Centre (LDC).

The spirit of the Award is to support women who demonstrate personal fortitude and leadership potential, and who generally haven’t had the opportunity or means to pursue or complete tertiary study. This lack of formal qualifications may have prevented such applicants from progressing their leadership contribution to the Public Service.

The recipient of the 2021 Ria McBride Award will receive funding up to $15,000 for study purposes to use over a five-year period.

Visit our Ria McBride Public Service Award page to:

  • find out more about the award and who is eligible to apply, and
  • download an application form.