Marie Clay Literacy Trust Travel Award

$5000 Travel Award

TWO Awards for 2018

The New Zealand Literacy Association is pleased to announce the availability of TWO international literacy travel awards for 2018. Both awards, supported by The Marie Clay Literacy Trust, allow for a New Zealand educator to attend an overseas Literacy Conference in 2019.

Applicants should apply in writing and include the following:

  • details of the conference
  • reasons for wanting to attend
  • proposed personal professional development benefits
  • a brief summary that includes some of the following; leadership within the school/institution, recent extra study in literacy, demonstrated/acknowledged success in the literacy field and leadership in a wider educational setting.

All applications should be accompanied by a statement/s of attestation of the above and a letter from the president of your local council verifying current individual NZLA membership. The successful applicant will be expected to publish a report in Literacy Forum NZ. The award may be used for airfares, conference registration and accommodation.

Email applications only please. Send to

The closing date for applications is Friday 21 September 2018. Applicants will be advised of the outcome before Monday 15th October 2018.

The Trust will not engage in any correspondence.


Travel award Winners $5000 per recipient

2017    Helen Brunner  &  Jenny Reichenbach

2016    Judy Aitken & Heather McQuillan

2015    Christine Donnelly & Heather Hardy

2014    Mal Thompson & Moira Newton

2013    Gayl Squires & Sue Bridges

2012    Jane Carroll & Joan Gibbons