Taranaki students receive Taranaki DHB scholarships

12 December 2013

Taranaki District Health Board is helping young students achieve their dream of working in the health sector.

More than 25 students will be awarded Taranaki DHB health scholarships which include financial assistance, holiday work and a work experience programme for the duration of their study.  This year 15 of the recipients are Maori.

This year’s recipients are studying a range of areas including occupational therapy, pharmacy, dental surgery, social work, dietetics and midwifery.

Taranaki DHB recruitment manager Charles Hunt says this is an innovative approach to addressing the problem of skill shortage and helping our local young people. ““Health offers some exciting and rewarding career paths. We want to make it possible for some of Taranaki's top young people to reach out and gain qualifications in a range of clinical and health related studies”.

As well as six students receiving work experience, mentoring scholarships, 20 will receive financial assistance, and we have eight scholarship students graduating from their studies.

“We want to ensure that Taranaki is always able to attract our highly qualified achievers back to Taranaki, where there will always be opportunities for health professionals to work in a progressive environment,” said Mr Hunt.

One recipient of a Taranaki DHB scholarship Maggie Raddich said: “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”.  

Visit: www.tdhb.org.nz/careers/scholarships.shtml

For more information please call

Sue Carrington
Media Adviser
Ph 021 367 789




Last updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013

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