Pasifika Students Studying Health and Disablities Encouraged to Apply for Pacific Health Scholarships

Pacific students studying health or disability-related courses are encouraged to apply for a Ministry of Health Pacific Health Scholarship.

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health has allocated $1.4 million for next year’s scholarships to support high-achieving Pacific students undertaking health and disability-related courses.

Associate Minister of Health Aupito William Sio says, “these scholarships acknowledge the critical role of our Pacific health workforce and provide a greater opportunity to grow this important workforce and contribute to better health outcomes for our Pacific communities.

While the 2018 census counted 8.1 percent of New Zealand residents as being of Pacific origin, the health and disability workforce continues to be an area where Pacific people are underrepresented,” says Minister Sio

Applications for the Pacific Health Scholarships 2022 are now open and will close 7 February 2022 at 11.59 pm.

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