Pacific Mental Health and Addiction Scholarships

Applications have closed 

Applications for this year's Pacific Mental Health and Addiction Scholarships programme closed at 5pm Friday, 24 February 2017.

Information about the next application round will be available on this page around September/October.

The Pacific Mental Health and Addiction Scholarships make a massive impact in growing and upskilling our Pacific workforce in DHBs, PHOs and NGOs, through financial support and pastoral care. 

We are honoured to administer these scholarships on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Health Workforce New Zealand, with successful recipients receiving a financial contribution towards their academic tuition fees and automatic placement and participation in the Futures That Work programme.

Futures that work

Growing and developing the Pacific health workforce takes more than financial support, it's also about mentoring, coaching, cultural and pastoral care, and employment and career pathways.

Our Futures that Work programme supports our scholarship recipients to choose a future that works for them and for our Pacific communities. 

How do I get a future that works for me?

  • Get your fees paid - apply for one of our annual Pacific Mental Health and Addiction Scholarships and get up to 100 per cent of your health course fees paid to your tertiary provider.
  • Get your study sorted - Our Teuila Coaching model will guide you with skills assessment and study planning, monitoring and resource support.
  • Get your dream job - we'll help with planning your career planning, finding work experience for job readiness and potential supported job placement. This pipeline approach reflects the philosophy of Le Va - taking a holistic approach in our work and ensuring we contribute effectively whilst maintaining relationships.