Pacific Mental Health and Addiction Scholarships

NOW OPEN!

Le Va is committed to growing the Pacific mental health and addictions workforce.                  

The purpose of these scholarships is to grow and upskill the Pacific mental health and addiction workforce supporting Pasifika mental health and addiction workers and for students to choose a future that works for them and Pasifika communities. Applications are now open and close 5pm, Friday, 24 February 2017.

How to apply

There are two application forms available and the eligibility criteria for both is different:

If you do not meet the fast track criteria or this is your first time applying for a Pacific mental health and addictions scholarship, you will need to complete a ‘New’ application.

'New’ applicants must:

  • be a NZ resident or permanent resident at the time of application
  • be enrolled in a mental health and/or addiction related qualification at a tertiary education provider
  • submit a correctly completed application form with required documents attached no later than Friday, 24 February 2017

Download the new application form

'Fast track’ applications are for 2016 scholarship recipients who:

  • have gained a grade point average of 5.0 or a B average (or higher) across all Le Va funded papers in 2016
  • are enrolled in the same course of study at the same tertiary education provider as 2016
  • submit a correctly completed application form with required documents no later than Friday, 24 February 2017

Download the fast track application form

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.