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Dr E C Grant and Mrs H M Grant Memorial Medical Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

On-going funding towards tuition fees & annual stipend

Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 March 2023

Length of award

4 years

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

Available for a student admitted to the medical programme who is from the East Coast of the North Island, a place of importance to Dr Grant. At the request of Dr Peter Grant, the name, value and tenure of the Scholarship was amended from 2013.

Selection criteria

Applicants must:
- be resident of or have resided for substantial period in, or have strong affiliations with the North Island East Coast area
- be admitted into the second year of the MB ChB programme

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The Scholarship is continuous for four years if the student successfully achieves a pass each year and meets additional requirements, see additional information section for a link to the website where these requirements are outlined.

How do students apply?

Download the Regulations here.
Scholarship Page

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The selection committee will convene to determine award of the scholarship in early February

Decision makers

The selection committee, consisting of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, in the chair, the Director of the Centre for Hauora Māori, the Director of the Development and Alumni Relations Office, and the Manager of the Doctoral and Scholarships Office, or their nominees, shall consider the following factors in recommending the awarding of the Scholarship:
- Academic ability
- Leadership and community service

History or background of award

The Edward C Grant Memorial Medical Scholarship was established in 2009. Dr Peter Grant wished to commemorate his father with a full, four-year scholarship to the University of Otago, Faculty of Medicine.

Additional information

Each Scholarship recipient must:Write an annual report at year end to the donor to provide an update on progress and activities.
At least twice during the four year tenure of their Scholarship, visit an East Coast regional high school (including their own) to inspire and encourage students to consider tertiary study. A candidate who is Māori shall also visit Ngati Porou Hauora.
These visits will be coordinated with the Schools Liaison Office and, where appropriate, the Director, Office of Māori Development.
Agree to rasonable requests from the University of Otago to appropriately represent the University and the scholarship

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Melanie Adams
Scholarships Administrator
University of Otago
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
(03) 479 5291


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in March 2022.