The University of Otago, Māori Health Workforce Development Unit is pleased to inform you that applications for the Otago REACH (Realising Educational Aspirations for Careers in Health) scholarship are now open. This scholarship is for Year 13 Māori secondary students interested in a career in health and is hosted by the University of Otago. The Scholarship covers; flights, accommodation, food, and activities over three days.
The main requirement is that students have an aspiration in a career in health. Studying science subjects at levels 2 and 3, and their involvement or interest in te Ao Māori will strengthen their application however, we strongly encourage all students with aspirations in health.
What is REACH?
The REACH Otago Scholarship allows up to twenty Year 13 Māori students to spend three nights and days on the University of Otago’s Dunedin campus. Students from across New Zealand experience university life first-hand: living in and visiting residential colleges; attending lectures; meeting current Otago students; and learning about the various degree and study options Otago offers, particularly in health.
Every student must submit a completed application by 20 June and arrange for a confidential reference from either their principal, deputy principal, assistant principal, or Year 13 dean to be sent to the Māori Health Workforce Development Unit to support their application programme.
What does the REACH scholarship provide?
– A 3 day programme designed to expose students to university life and health-related study. – Flights to and from Dunedin (from students home region) – Accommodation in a University of Otago residential college. – All meals (including dietary requirements)
REACH students thoroughly enjoy the hands-on opportunities provided by many of Otago’s faculties, schools, and departments—such as Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Human Nutrition.