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Scholarships
The Pasifika Medical Association offers a number of scholarships to assist 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 and well-being of Pacific communities.
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Students
The Sorensen Pacific Health Scholarship
Open: 8th May 24 - 12th Jun 24
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.
Students
The Dr Leopino Foliaki University of Auckland Scholarship
Open: 8th May 24 - 16th Jun 24
The Dr Leopino Foliaki 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.
Students
The Papa’ali’i Dr Semisi Ma’ia’i University of Otago Scholarship
Open: 8th May 24 - 16th Jun 24
The Papa’ali’i Dr Semisi Ma’ia’i University of Otago 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.
Nursing
The Christina Atoa Tapu Nursing Scholarship
Open: 8th May 24 - 16th Jun 24
The Christina Atoa Tapu Nursing Scholarship valued at $10,000 is awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in a Bachelor of Nursing or direct entry Master of Nursing (undergraduate) Programme in 2024. The scholarship will be awarded to an indigenous Pacific student undertaking their nursing studies at an approved NZQA accredited tertiary provider in New Zealand.
Nursing
The Violani 'Ilolahia Wills Nursing Scholarship
Open: 8th May 24 - 16th Jun 24
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 2024. 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.
Nursing
The Abel Smith Nursing Scholarship
Open: 8th May 24 - 16th Jun 24
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 2024. The scholarship will be awarded to an indigenous Pacific student undertaking their nursing studies at an approved NZQA accredited tertiary provider in New Zealand.
Nursing
The Elizabeth Powell Nursing Scholarship
Open: 8th May 24 - 16th Jun 24
The Elizabeth Powell Nursing Scholarship valued at $5,000 each, is awarded to two indigenous Pacific registered Nurses undertaking a post graduate programme of study in 2024. The scholarship will be awarded to an indigenous Pacific nursing student undertaking their post graduate studies at an approved NZQA accredited tertiary provider in New Zealand. Preference will be given to nurses undertaking Master’s Programmes related to Nursing and or Health related studies.
Specialists
The Dr Joe Williams Scholarship
Open: 8th May 24 - 16th Jun 24
The Dr Joe Williams Scholarship valued at $10,000 will be awarded to an indigenous Pacific medical trainee accepted into specialist training in their 1st or 2nd year of formal training.
Specialists
The Dr Robert Woonton Scholarship
Open: 8th May 24 - 16th Jun 24
The Dr Robert Woonton Scholarship valued at $10,000 will be awarded to an indigenous Pacific medical trainee accepted into specialist training in their 1st or 2nd year of formal training.
Specialists
The Dr Sitaleki Finau Scholarship
Open: 8th May 24 - 16th Jun 24
The Dr Sitaleki Finau Scholarship valued at $10,000 will be awarded to an indigenous Pacific medical trainee in the sub-speciality of Public Health training, with a specific interest in community led research that produces compelling evidential leverage to implement appropriate public health projects for the Pasifika community .
International
The Sir Terepai Tuamure Maoate International Study Award
Open: 8th May 24 - 16th Jun 24
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.