Inspiring Tairāwhiti young people into medical careers is the aim of Mātai Medical Research Institute’s annual scholarship programme. Last year, Mātai Medical Research Institute was able to offer the community seven scholarships for local rangatahi, thanks to generous support from Turanga Health, Dame Bronwen Holdsworth, and Pultron Composites Ltd. “It is a rich and rewarding experience to be part of a process to grow and foster rangatahi talent within Tairāwhiti,” said Turanga Health chief executive and Mātai board of trustees member Reweti Ropiha.
Right image: Paige Richter, one of seven 2022 Mātai scholarship recipients.
Scholarships are open to secondary students in their final year of school, who are aiming to pursue a career in bioengineering, medical imaging, medical physics, or health & medical sciences in 2024. Priority will be given to students from Tairāwhiti.
The Mātai Scholarship is a prestigious two-year award for ambitious students with a connection to Gisborne Tairāwhiti, interested in pursuing a tertiary education in bioengineering, medical imaging, medical physics, or health & medical sciences in 2024.
The scholarship offers recipients a total of $3,500 per year to support their educational pursuits and foster academic excellence and community engagement. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens who either reside in or possess strong ties to Gisborne.
Our selection process revolves around scholastic aptitude and evidence of community or leadership activities.
Applications close 15 September, 2023. To apply, please fill in the form below.