Māori Health Leadership Scholarships

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu

Adorn the bird with feathers so it may soar.

Māori Health Leadership Scholarships

The aim of Te Rau Ora Māori Health Leadership Scholarships is to increase and develop the Māori health workforce, and to foster 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.

Candidates MUST be:

  • Of Māori descent
  • A New Zealand citizen or New Zealand permanent resident
  • Studying in New Zealand at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institution
  • A current leader in the health sector or potential leader aspiring to work in Māori health leadership roles across the health, mental health and or the addiction sector

This includes kaumātua and kuia, mental health nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, recruitment of doctors into psychiatry or medical students who are committed to the mental health and addictions sector.

You can apply for between $1,000 and $5,000 NZD.

Applications for these scholarships open in November each year.

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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.