Purpose of the Pihirau Hauora Māori Scholarship
The Pihirau Scholarship has been initiated to encourage and support Kia Ora Hauora (KOH) tertiary students to stay in health and disability sector training by providing financial assistance and reducing the debt incurred through study. i.e. Programme Fees. The application process opens once per year via an electronic link. The link is sent to all Kia Ora Hauora tertiary students by email but is also accessible on our facebook page under ‘Services’
Please Note: In the event that your application is successful, Northland DHB will request an invoice from your tertiary provider and pay the provider directly. If your fees have been paid by studylink, your tertiary provider will forward the scholarship to studylink under your name/account. In addition, KOH will share your success with our Māori tertiary representatives
All applicants will meet the following selection criteria:
The Assessment Panel will consider applicants under the following criteria:
The Northland District Health Board sets maximum value of each scholarship.
The Assessment Panel reserves the right to withdraw any scholarship, should there be no suitable applicants.
The Northland District Health Board reserves the right to make full and final decisions.
Applications must be received no later than 31 March 2022.
No consideration will be given for incomplete or late applications.
The scholarships are payable for one calendar year of study.
All applicants will be notified of the decision to grant or decline their application.
Kia Ora Hauora Northern funds this scholarship for students across the Northern Region from Counties Manukau, Waitemata, Auckland and Northland.
The Northland District Health Board has agreed to fund the scholarships on the basis of identified Māori Workforce Development priorities. Categories of scholarships include but are not limited to the following:
|Category||No. of scholarships awarded per category||Up to the value of|
|New entry to Foundation programme or Health Certificate for Health Related & Reo Māori study||10||$1,000|
|Bachelor Degree in health related study – Allied health, Nursing/Midwifery, Medical/Surgical, Dental, Health Management, Social Services||10||$2,000|