The Hauora Māori scholarship programme aims to achieve greater participation by Māori in the health and disability workforce and to help ensure the delivery of quality health services for Māori.

The scholarships provide financial assistance to students who are undertaking or completing a New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) accredited course (level seven or above at graduation), or health care worker training (level three or above at a recognised tertiary provider) in health and disability studies.

They are available in 11 categories: community health workers, dentistry, dietitians, health management, medicine, midwifery, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, postgraduate and undergraduate.

The Hauora Māori Scholarships also includes three special award categories: the Excellence Awards, the John McLeod Award and Te Apa Māreikura Award. The scholarships and awards range in value from $1000 to $10,000 each.

The scholarships are open to any person who:

  • is enrolled and attending a University, Polytechnic, Wānanga or Private Training Establishment based in New Zealand, and
  • has whakapapa and/or cultural links with te ao Māori or Māori communities, and
  • can demonstrate a commitment to and/or competence in Māori health and wellbeing studies, and
  • is studying a health and/or disability-related NZQA accredited course that will equip them for the Māori health and disability workforce.

Applicants can apply just once each year an under one category.

Applications opened 14 February and close 28 March 2019. To obtain further information, please read the guidelines for applicants.


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