28 Feb 2012

Hauora Maori scholarship applications open

8:46 pm on 28 February 2012

Health scholarships for Maori students are now open.

The Ministry of Health receives more than 800 applications a year for the Hauora Maori scholarships.

Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia says the Maori health workforce is facing great pressure and it is pleasing to know the putea, or fund, will help to meet the demand.

There are 11 scholarship categories, including community health workers, dietitians, dentistry and nursing.

Applications for the scholarships close on 6 April.

Details can be found on the Ministry's website: www.maori.health.govt.nz

To be eligible to apply students must be enrolled in tertiary or college courses accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.