22 Mar 2011

Health study scholarships offered to Maori

6:54 am on 22 March 2011

The Ministry of Health is looking to fill 500 scholarship places in its Maori workforce development programme.

Programme leader Renee Reweti, of Te Whanau a Apanui, says the scholarships cover a wide range of disciplines and levels, from dentistry and health management to nursing and midwifery.

Ms Reweti told Waatea News that Maori are under-represented throughout the health workforce.

She says the scholarships are available to anyone with a Maori whakapapa studying health at tertiary level.

Applications close next month.