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Pacific Health Education Scholarships are now open

Wednesday, May 15, 2024   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: pacific, health, qualification, funding

The Pasifika Medical Association’s (PMA) annual Pacific Health Education Scholarships are now open and are designed to assist students and professionals in health-related fields. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

The scholarships are available to Pacific students and professionals in the healthcare sector and aim to provide financial aid to deserving candidates.  

Chair of the PMA Membership Board Dr Jitoko Cama FRACS shares his excitement and importance for eligible students and health professionals to apply. 

“These scholarships present a remarkable opportunity for eligible candidates to advance their education and career aspirations,” Jitoko says.

Chief Executive Officer of PMA Debbie Sorensen emphasises the value of hard work and addresses students navigating their future aspirations. 

"Scholarships play a vital role in nurturing talent from schools such as Ōtāhuhu College fostering the healthcare workforce, especially among Pacific communities,” Debbie says.

"It's important for students to carefully contemplate their future paths and lay the groundwork today." 

Debbie adds the scholarships instil in students a belief in limitless possibilities and highlight healthcare as a promising career path for both them and their families.

The following scholarships are now open for applications: 

  • The Dr Leopino Foliaki University of Auckland Scholarship;
  • The Papa'ali'I Dr Semisi Ma'ia'I University of Otago Scholarship;
  • The Christina Atoa Tapu Nursing Scholarship;
  • The Violani 'Ilolahia Wills Nursing Scholarship;
  • The Abel Smith Nursing Scholarship;
  • The Elizabeth Powell Nursing Scholarship;
  • The Dr Joe Williams Scholarship;
  • The Robert Woonton Scholarship;
  • The Dr Sitaleki Finau Scholarship; and
  • The Sir Terepai Tuamure Maoate International Study Award.

Find out more about the Pasifika Medical Association Pacific Health Education Scholarships, including eligibility criteria and how to apply. Applications will close on Wednesday 12th June 2024.