Irihapeti Ramsden Memorial Midwifery Scholarships

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What does the scholarship get me?

50 -100% of fees increasing over 3 years..

Closing dates for applications

Next: 28 August 2020

Last Friday of August

Length of award

3 Years

Number of awards offered

One or more.

Purpose of award

This strategy is to increase the number of Māori Midwives by providing one (1) incentivising scholarships that increases the level of fee subsidy as the recipient progresses through the programme.
.. In year one each recipient pays 50% of the student fee, year two pays 25% and pays no fee in year three of the programme.
.. Refer to School of Midwifery for pamphlet

Selection criteria

Candidates must meet the academic entry criteria for the Bachelor of Midwifery or, if not, be willing to undertake the Certificate in Health first.
This Scholarship applies to domestic students only.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

In order to retain this scholarship successful applicants are required to pass their academic studies each year sufficient to enable progression to the next year.

How do students apply?

You need to apply at the same time as you apply for the Bachelor of Midwifery programme. Include your scholarship application with your Bachelor of Midwifery application.
Please write a letter of application for the Scholarship detailing your reasons for applyingyour whakapapa and any other information you consider relevant.
By applying, you are consenting to your academic transcript being shared with the Nga Maia Board.
Applications are due by the last Friday in August each year. However, late applications may be considered. Please include the name and phone number of two referees with your application.
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Decision makers

Applicants are selected by a panel comprising representatives from Nga Maia, and Otago Polytechnic.

History or background of award

Otago Polytechnic provides excellent learning experiences for a wide range of learners, nationally and internationally, and is a cornerstone of the economic, social and cultural development of the Otago region. We are active and present throughout Otago, delivering programmes through our campuses and learning centres in Dunedin, Mosgiel, Cromwell, Alexandra, Wanaka and Queenstown.

Additional information

Value: Percentage of fees
year 1 = 50%, year 2 = 75%, year 3 = 100%

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

Customer Services
Otago Polytechnic
Private Bag 1910, Dunedin, 9054
0800 762 786


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 June 2020.