The PMA Pacific Health Education Scholarships are now open for 2022 - Click here to apply!

Scholarships
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The Pasifika Medical Association presents its Pacific Health Education Scholarships for 2022. Applications are now open for 16 individual awards for Pacific students.

The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) offers nine scholarship categories worth $120,000 to assist our Pacific people into medical and health related careers from its Education Fund. The PMA Scholarship Awards have all been named after distinguished Life Members who have demonstrated exemplary service to improving the health of Pacific communities. Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis as a one-off grant. Grants go towards tuition and study related costs including living cost of the recipient whilst they are studying.

Applications close at 5pm, Friday 27 May 2022. Please contact Memberships & Events Manager, Phaedra Moors via phaedra@pasifikafutures.co.nz for all inquiries.

The Sorensen Pacific Health Scholarship

The Sorensen Pacific Health Scholarship to the value of $5,000 per student, will be awarded to two indigenous Pacific students (male and female) who have completed the Ōtāhuhu College STEM Programme and enrolled to undertake a Bachelor of Health Science at a recognised tertiary institution in New Zealand.

This scholarship is only available to Ōtāhuhu College students.

The Christina Atoa Tapu Nursing Scholarship

The Christina Atoa Tapu Nursing Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate indigenous Pacific student enrolled in a Bachelor of Nursing or direct entry Master of Nursing (undergraduate) Programme in 2022. The scholarship will be awarded to a Pacific student undertaking their nursing studies at an approved NZQA accredited tertiary provider in New Zealand. 

Apply here.

The Violani 'Ilolahia Wills Nursing Scholarship

The Violani 'Ilolahia Wills Nursing Scholarship valued at $10,000 is awarded to an undergraduate nursing student enrolled in a Bachelor of Nursing or direct entry Master of Nursing (undergraduate) Programme in 2022. The scholarship will be awarded to an indigenous Pacific nursing student undertaking their nursing studies at an approved NZQA accredited tertiary provider in New Zealand. 

Apply here.

The Abel Smith Nursing Scholarship

The Abel Smith Nursing Scholarship valued at $10,000 is awarded to one indigenous Pacific undergraduate student enrolled in a Bachelor of Nursing or direct entry Master of Nursing (undergraduate) Programme in 2022.  The scholarship will be awarded to an indigenous Pacific student undertaking their nursing studies at an approved NZQA accredited tertiary provider in New Zealand. 

Apply here.

The Dr Leopino Foliaki University of Auckland Scholarship

The Dr Leopino Foliaki Scholarship University of Auckland Scholarship offers four awards to the value of $5,000 each to indigenous Pacific students who are in their fifth year and studying towards a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Auckland – School of Medicine. The scholarship is intended to assist with the costs of carrying out their medical elective in the Trainee Intern year.

Apply here.

The Papa'ali'i Dr Semisi Ma'ia'i University of Otago Scholarship

The Papa’ali’i Dr Semisi Ma’ia’i Scholarship offers four awards to the value of $5,000 each to indigenous Pacific students who are in their fifth year and studying towards a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Otago – School of Medicine. The scholarship is intended to assist with the costs of carrying out their medical elective in the Trainee Intern year.

Apply here.

The Dr Robert Woonton Scholarship

The Dr Robert Woonton Scholarship will be awarded to an indigenous Pacific medical trainee accepted into specialist training in their 1st or 2nd year of formal training.

Apply here.

The Dr Joe Williams Scholarship

The Dr Joe Williams Scholarship will be awarded to an indigenous Pacific medical trainee accepted into specialist training in their 1st or 2nd year of formal training.

Apply here.

The Sir Terepai Tuamure Maoate International Study Award

The Sir Terepai Tuamure Maoate International Study Award valued at $20,000 will be awarded to an indigenous Pacific-based Doctor or Nurse to undertake a course of study at an international institution.

Apply here.