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As rangatahi there are many opportunities out there to support you in your study. Open days and Info days are a great way to getting into the right health pathway. Scholarships can support you financially to make your way down the path and reach your goals. Here are a few examples of both.



Auckland University
The Universtiy of Auckland Chancellor’s Award for Top Māori and Pacific Scholars

  • 3 Years compulsory fees, $2,500 towards  first year accommodation

Massey University

  • Massey University only provides Māori specific scholarships for post-graduate study.

Otago University
Māori and Pacific Island Entrance Scholarship

  • $10,000 towards first year tuition

General Scholarships
Hauora Māori Scholarships

  • There are 11  categories and 510 Schol arships  for Māori  pursuing health study  (provided by The Ministry of Health)
  • There are also 11 Excellence awards, an  additional $1000 to the top scoring can didate in each category
  • There are 2 John McLeod awards, for strong commitment to Māori health, leadership qualities, and excellence in academia.
  • There also are 2 Te Apa Mareikura  awards for prominent Māori community  leaders. Both awards are for $10,000 and are awarded at the discretion of The Ministry of Health.

Māori Education Trust

  • Norman Kirk Memorial Scholarship
    $500 to 20 Māori students studying at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute, with priority given to academic merit and financial need.
  • Rose Hellaby Bursaries Scholarship
    $1,000 to 30 Māori students studying in scientific, mathematical or technical fields, with priority given to academic merit and leadership skills.
  • Roy Walting Mitchell Bursaries Scholarship
    $1,000 to 24 undergraduate Māori students who attended secondary school as a Year 13 in 2014, with priority given to academic merit and financial need.
  • Tī  Maru Māori Trust Scholarship
    $5,000  to 3 undergraduate Māori students enrolled in their final year of study at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute, with priority to academic merit.

Iwi Scholarships
Most Iwi in New Zealand will support  their  rangatahi in tertiary education,  it differs from  Iwi to Iwi, but will have some degree of  appli cation process.


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