Scholarships

 

What is the scholarship programme?

Professionals in the Taranaki Region by providing financial support during their academic years. The focus for the programme has been those health professions where there are known critical shortages. From an applicant perspective we identify applicants from rural locations, low decile secondary schools and those who identify as Maori. This ensures we have a demographic mix representative of the Taranaki region. There are two types of awards that are made annually:

  1. A financial award of $2,500 for the duration of the undergraduate degree that is subject to the recipient completing a minimum of a 3 week work experience placement, normally in their summer break.  These offer students an opportunity to learn on the job within the health sector and practice the knowledge they gain through their studies. Building relationships with managers and their staff increase their networks and create mentors for them.

  2. A one-off financial award of $750 for that year of study only meaning the recipient must re-apply to the scholarship programme the following year.

Applying for a TDHB scholarship

Applications will be open in January 2018. The scholarships are awarded at a ceremony in January each year.

What recipients say about the scholarship programme?

Since 2001 the Taranaki DHB has supported many students studying in a range of specialities and a majority of these students have returned to Taranaki to commence their career in the health sector.  Here is how recipients view the benefits of the scholarship programme:

"I have thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the scholarship provided by TDHB. It has allowed me to experience the daily activities of clinical Dietitians, positively impacted my studies and fuelled my passion for health. I appreciate the support I have received throughout my studies and am grateful for the opportunities the program has provided”.  
Maggie Radich, Dietetics

"Being a TDHB scholarship recipient not only helped me financially, but also gave me opportunities to interact with my future employers and get to know potential co workers. I was able to learn more about the IBA system and orientate myself with hospital processes, which was beneficial for my nursing training.”
Ruhina Leong, Nursing

"I have a real sense of belonging in Taranaki. The TDHB scholarship programme has exposed me to the wonderful opportunities available in this region, and learn from the extremely skilled set of staff right here in our backyard. I wholeheartedly recommend this scholarship programme to anyone considering applying. It has been an incredible support to my university learning and a great part of my personal growth as a student, a future pharmacist and as a health professional.”  
Zara Brouwers, Pharmacy



Who are the current recipients of scholarships?

Congratulations to all recipients of a Taranaki District Health Board Health Education Scholarship for 2016:

2017 scholarship recipient list

Moerangi

Tamati

Medicine

Josh

Manukonga

Medicine

Rebecca

Cole

Pharmacy

Natalia

Hunt

Pharmacy

Brooke

Coxhead

Oral Health

Natasha

Hutchieson

Midwifery

Huia

Brady

Nursing

Grace

Harris

Occupational Therapy

Mechaela

Major

Physiotherapy

Eden

Florence

Medicine

Kenny

Hau

Medicine

Claire

Richardson

Medicine

Bree-Anna

Langton

Medicine

Letesha

Radford

Medicine

Micah

Hintz

Dietetics

Emma

Ternouth

Dietetics

Holly

Rawiri

Nursing

Stacey

Shearer

Nursing

Leah

Chilcott

Nursing

Kelly

McCallum

Nursing

Beth

West

Nursing

Donna

Foreman

Midwifery

Grace

Major

Occupational Therapy

Victoria

Thomson

Occupational Therapy

Paloma

Aston

Social Work

Tami

Cave

Public Health

Te Waikapoata

Tamati

Dental Surgery

Katy

Linn

Physiotherapy

Zoe

Winks

Physiotherapy

Lauren

Ward

Oral Health

 


Other scholarships available:

Taranaki Scholarships

  • The Patea Centennial Bursary
National Scholarships  Maori and Pacific Scholarships

Last updated: Monday, November 13, 2017

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