Te Rau Ora Scholarships & Bursaries provide financial assistance to students who are undertaking or completing a New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) accredited qualification in health and disability studies.

Our Scholarships

Māori Health Leadership Scholarship

The aim of Te Rau Ora Māori Health Leadership Scholarships is to increase and develop the Māori health workforce, and to foster the confidence in Te Ao Māori, Māori leadership and excellence in health. These scholarships are for Māori already working in the health sector and/or who have significant experience in the health sector and who are interested in completing an undergraduate or postgraduate health qualification. 

These Scholarships are closed for 2022.

Hoe Tahi – Addiction Sector Scholarships

The Hoe Tahi Addiction Scholarships are for those intending to complete a qualification that contributes to minimising addiction-related harm. This scholarship aims to strengthen the addiction treatment workforce by growing the capability of those working to minimise addiction-related harm.

These Scholarships are closed for 2022.

Hoe Rua – Addiction Sector Work-Based Placements

The Hoe Rua work-based placement programme is designed to increase the capacity in the addiction sector. By providing an opportunity for people to experience working in the addiction sector with the support of experts and access to training and supervision.

Two key components of the Hoe Rua programme include becoming a host organisation, and the other is the placement of an intern in the sector who will gain on the job experience and training with the approved host for a fixed term of up to twelve months.

He Tohu Hiranga Awards – Excellence & Innovation

He Tohu Hiranga Awards acknowledge and recognise excellence and innovation in the Māori health, mental health, and addiction sectors at an individual, group, and organisational levels.

  • Dame Tariana Turia Award
  • Ana Sokratov Award
  • Dr Henry Rongomau Bennett Legacy Award
  • Harry Pitman Award
  • Bob Henare Award
  • Paraire Huata Award
  • Ta Mason Durie – Pae Ora Masters Scholarship
  • Tā Tātou Mahere Korowai – Rangatahi Leadership Group Award

Māori Suicide Prevention Community Fund

The Māori Community Suicide Prevention & Postvention Fund is an opportunity for whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori health providers and community groups to organise and run initiatives that address the issue of suicide in their communities.

We invite online applications from whānau, hapū, iwi, community groups or Māori Organisations for initiatives between $10,000 and $100,000.  The Fund is open from 14 March 2022 and will close at midday on Tuesday 26 April 2022.

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About Us

To improve Māori Health through leadership, education, research and evaluation, health workforce development and innovative, systemic transformation. We strengthen Māori health and wellbeing through nationally navigated and locally led solutions.