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Waitemata District Health Board

Recruitment Centre

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Applications for 2017 are now closed!


The Health Scholarship Programme supports Maori and Pacific residents of the Waitemata region (North Shore City, Waitakere City and Rodney District) to undertake health-specific tertiary study with an accredited New Zealand education provider.

As well as providing you with financial support to achieve your goals, we’ll also provide that all-important link to our DHB so you can access practical placement opportunities and get help to begin a rewarding career after completing your study.

Scholarship eligibility

Scholarships are provided to help the Waitemata DHB workforce better reflect the population that we serve. Maori and Pacific health practitioners are currently under-represented in our workforce, and as such, scholarships for 2017 are only available to residents from Maori and/or Pacific ethnic backgrounds. Supported courses change annually in response to workforce requirements. Please email the scholarship office to check if your course of study is eligible.

The main eligibility criteria for scholarship applications are:

  • New Zealand citizenship and/or permanent residency
  • Maori and/or Pacific ethnicity
  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Community involvement
  • A commitment to working in the Waitemata region
  • Available for interview as per this timeline
  • Submits two character references using this form

Please note: If you are accessing funding from other scholarship programmes, you will need to declare this.

Successful applicants are required to enter into a two year employment agreement with Waitemata DHB or a health provider within the Waitemata region upon graduation.

Please click here to submit your application