Waitemata DHB Health Scholarship
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- What does the scholarship get me?
- Length of award
- Number of awards offered
- Purpose of award
- Selection criteria
- What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
- How do students apply?
- How and when do students learn of the decision?
- Decision makers
- History or background of award
- Additional information
- For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact
What does the scholarship get me?
$5,000 Amount may vary depends on the course of study.
Closing dates for applications
Next: 22 July 2022
Length of award
Number of awards offered
One, more may be on offer by annual decision
Purpose of award
Scholarships are provided to help the Waitemata DHB workforce better reflect the population that we serve. Māori and Pacific health practitioners are currently under-represented in our workforce, and as such, scholarships are only available to residents from Māori and/or Pacific ethnic backgrounds. Supported courses change annually in response to workforce requirements.
Please email the scholarship office to check if your course of study is eligible.
The main eligibility criteria for scholarship applications are:
New Zealand citizenship and/or permanent residency
Māori and/or Pacific ethnicity
Demonstrated academic achievement
A commitment to working in the Waitemata region
Please note: If you are accessing funding from other scholarship programmes, you will need to declare this.
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Successful applicants will be required to:
enter into an agreement with WDHB which bonds them to employment with WDHB (or a health provider in the Waitemata region) for 2 years upon graduation. Specific details of the bonding agreement are available upon request.
have a brief profile and photo on the WDHB Scholarship website
submit reports updating progress at the end of each semester
attend a minimum of 2 informal meetings within the academic year
maintain at least a C+ average to maintain their scholarship. Recipients who fail exams or fall below a C+ average in any semester will be put on scholarship probation. Exceptional circumstances will be considered
inform the Scholarship Programme of the criteria for any other scholarships or grants that they accept at anytime during the course of receiving the WDHB scholarship
undertake clinical placement or observation opportunities and networking opportunities within WDHB provided services where appropriate. Please check the requirements for your course of study
How do students apply?
To apply for the scholarship you will need to create a login on our Recruitment Centre website. Once you have done this you can then search for the role using this job reference number - NOR06567
Please allow about 20 minutes to complete the online screening questions and some additional time to upload your CV and Cover Letter.
Once you have started your application you can save it and return to complete it at any time before the closing date.
Regulations and Application Page
How and when do students learn of the decision?
All applicants will receive an email on receipt of application. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the shortlisting process by email.
Completed applications will be considered by a panel of representatives selected from the health industry, the community, the Māori and Pacific Island groups.
History or background of award
The Health Scholarship Programme supports Māori and Pacific residents of the Waitemata region (North Shore City, Waitakere City and Rodney District) to undertake health-specific tertiary study with an accredited New Zealand education provider.
As well as providing you with financial support to achieve your goals, we'll also provide that all-important link to our DHB so you can access practical placement opportunities and get help to begin a rewarding career after completing your study.
What sort of health courses can people apply for?
All areas of health study at undergraduate level will be considered. Examples are:
* An oral health course (like dental therapy)
* Occupational Therapy
* Speech Language Therapy
* Social Work
* Medical Radiation Technology
* Laboratory Technology
Note: If you are unsure if your course of study applies, please ask.
For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact
Attn: Workforce Development Consultant
Waitemata District Health Board
Private Bag 93-503, Takapuna, North Shore City 0740
( 09) 442 7201
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 2022.