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Hauora Māori Scholarships and Funding

Tūruki provides Hauora Māori scholarships and funding for those who want to contribute to hauora in Hawke’s Bay.

It is important to note that you must be either working, volunteering or intend to work in the health sector and contribute to Māori Health improvement in Hawke’s Bay.

Our scholarships and funding focus on building the capability and capacity of our Māori health workforce in Hawke’s Bay through assistance for training and professional development.

Hauora Māori scholarships for professional development

If you need assistance with fees for further tertiary study, we provide two funding rounds per year that coincide with tertiary enrolment dates. These scholarships are for study towards improving Māori health, particularly in priority areas such as Maternal Child and Youth Health; Health of Older People; Long-term Conditions and Māori Health. Please note that all scholarships are for course fees only.

You can find out more about the importance of scholarships and funding in the Māori Workforce Action Plan.

Hauora Māori Funded Education Programmes

Health Workforce New Zealand fund NZQA Level 3-7 Certificate and Diploma health related programmes including Certificate in Health & Well-being, Certificate in First Line Management and Certificate in Social Services.

We provide funding twice a year to coincide with tertiary enrolment dates. You can find out more and apply below.

Mounukuhia

HWNZ Hauora Māori Training Fund

Dates open:

Applications are available in two funding rounds:

  1. 28th February – 31st March 2022
  2. 29th July – 31st August 2022

Criteria:

You are eligible for the above scholarship if:

  • You are a volunteer (Note: to be eligible for this funding, a volunteer must work at least 10 hours per week at a DHB or Ministry of Health funded health and disability service), OR
  • Be a current employee of a DHB health and disability service, or a health and disability service, Primary Health Organisation (PHO) or a health and disability service that is funded by the DHB or the Ministry of Health
  • Have Māori whakapapa
  • Be approved and supported by the employer to undertake and complete the qualifications
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and/or competence in Māori health and/or disability services
  • Be an Aotearoa citizen
  • Studying for a certificate or diploma qualification (Level 1-6). Qualifications including; health, leadership, business, administration, finance and data analysis to improve Māori health outcomes
  • You agree to participate in any promotion activities associated with the scholarship
  • You agree that information can be shared pursuant to the Privacy Act 1993.

To apply you will need to supply:

  • Pepeha (you can include your iwi registration number)
  • CV
  • Cover Letter (please include the type of scholarship you are applying for)
  • Confirmation of enrolment
  • Course fees
  • Two references from a kaumātua and/or employer
  • Academic Transcript (not mandatory if this is your first year of study)
  • Employment details

Mouhapainga

Tūruki Māori Health Workforce Funding

Dates open:

Applications are available in two funding rounds:

  1. 1st April – 1st May 2022
  2. 1st September – 1st October 2022 

Criteria:

You are eligible for the above scholarship if:

  • You have Māori whakapapa
  • Studying for a graduate certificate, graduate diploma, Bachelor’s degree, postgraduate diploma, Bachelor’s Honours degree, Master’s degree, doctoral degree (level 7-10) relating to Health
  • Work, intend to work or volunteer in the health sector to support beneficial Māori health outcomes
  • Be an Aotearoa citizen
  • You agree to participate in any promotion activities associated with the scholarship
  • You agree that information can be shared pursuant to the Privacy Act 1993

NB: For those doing Nursing Postgraduate Education please contact the Nurse Educator first.

To apply you will need to supply:

  • Pepeha (you can include your iwi registration number)
  • CV
  • Cover Letter (must include the type of scholarship you are applying for)
  • Confirmation of enrolment
  • Course fees
  • Two references from kaumātua and/or employer
  • Academic Transcript (not mandatory if this is your first year of study)
  • Employment details (not mandatory)

Speak to us for more information about our scholarships