Hiwinui Heke Māori Pharmacy Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

For Pharmaceutical Study Assistance

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 October 2022

Applications close 31 October each year.

Length of award

Key information:
You must be a member of MPA to apply.
We will accept electronic and/or hard copies.
If posting, do not enclose original certificates or transcripts.
All applications are assessed by an Assessment Panel.

Number of awards offered

One or more by selection

Purpose of award

This scholarship was established to support the education of Māori Pharmacy students studying toward their Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and to promote pharmacy as a career.

Selection criteria

Applicants must be a member of the Māori Pharmacists' Association.

A requirement of this application is a 500 word essay to be attached to this application.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Confirmation of enrolment at pharmacy school.

How do students apply?

Applications should be made using the form provided below.

Completed forms should be sent to:
The Hiwinui Heke Māori Pharmacy Student Scholarship
PO Box 10254
Wellington 6143
Application Form
PHARMAC Scholarships Māori Information

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The establishment of the Hiwinui Heke scholarships in 2008 was a tribute to Matua Hiwinui’s inspiration and dedication to pharmacy. These scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding Māori pharmacy students. In applying for this scholarship you will be picking up the mantle of Matua Hiwinui.

Decision makers

All applications are assessed by an Assessment Panel.

History or background of award

Hiwinui Heke Māori Pharmacy Scholarship Award in partnership with Nga Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoa o Aotearoa, the Māori Pharmacists' Association Inc. and PHARMAC.

Additional information

For the 500 word essay to be submitted with this application. You may choose between either of the two essay questions below:
• Explain how you connect to whānau, hapū, iwi and other Māori health organisations and how will this benefit Māori?
• Explain how you are able to develop and express yourself as Māori and how do you plan to continue this.

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

Kim Ellis
PO Box 10254, Wellington 6143
0800 660 050


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.