If looking after the hauora of your whānau and hapori community is something important to you, Te Pitomata Grants can support you with your studies as you head towards becoming a part of the highly-valued Māori health workforce.

With Te Pitomata Grants, there are five categories to apply under:

  • Midwifery
  • Allied Health, Scientific & Technical (such as Pharmacy, Oral Health Therapy, Anaesthetic Tech, Radiation Therapy, Social Work, Counselling, Psychology)
  • Nursing
  • Medical (such as Dentistry, General Practice)
  • Corporate (such as Management, Human resources, Accountancy).

Planning for the 2024 round is underway - please stay tuned for the next set of application dates.

Common questions answered

Tauira students can apply regardless of what year of study you are currently in - and you can apply again every year. Previous Hauora Māori Scholarship holders can also apply.

All grants are for an amount of $4500. The total amount of this fund is $3.27m.

Te Aka Whai Ora, Te Whatu Ora and Manatū Hauora employees studying in any of the five hauora categories above, can also apply.

About Te Pitomata Grants

Te Pitomata - The Power of Potential is an annual grants programme that supports the growth and upskilling of the Māori health workforce. It began in 2022 and replaces the previous Hauora Māori Scholarship that was administered by Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health.

Te Pitomata recognises and acknowledges you as a prospective tauira, your mana motuhake and lived experience, and allows you to rise to your potential through a financial grant.

Te Aka Whai Ora is here to support the aspirations of the next generation of Māori to care and sustain whānau and their health needs.

Te Pitomata is a ingoa name gifted by Rahui Papa that aligns to the pūrākau narrative utilised for the development of both the names of Te Aka Whai Ora and Te Whatu Ora. 

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