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Ara is committed to the training of Māori and Pasifika New Zealanders for careers in science, technology, and health. As part of this commitment Ara will be awarding one scholarship to pay a substantial proportion of the tuition fees for the three years of full time study needed to complete our Bachelor of Midwifery.
The Bachelor of Midwifery is designed to allow you to remain in your own community as you study towards registration as a midwife.
Your studies will cover everything from midwifery practice skills to nutrition, actation, and bioscience. You will also explore areas such a Māori health, integrated midwifery practice, and rural midwifery practice to allow you to adapt to the wide range of needs and circumstances encountered in midwifery.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet all of the following conditions.
- Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident at the time of application
- Have met the academic entry requirements for the Bachelor of Midwifery
- Be of Māori or Pasifika descent.
- Intending to be a full time student within this programme
- 2017 will be your first year of study in this programme
- You may be required to attend an interview with the Department of Applied Science and Allied Health staff.
How to apply
You can apply for this scholarship by completing an application form from www.ara.ac.nz/scholarships and returning it to Scholarships, PO Box 540, Christchurch 8140 or emailing it to: email@example.com
As part of the application you will nominate two referees who will be contacted to provide a reference for you. One should come from a teacher or principal who is able to comment on your academic performance and your ability to succeed in this programme or someone from your workplace who can attest to your relevant experience. The other should be from someone able to attest to your character and should not be a family member.
The continuation of your scholarship is determined by your satisfactory progress at the end of each academic year (in general you must perform at a satisfactory level throughout the programme, enabling completion of the degree within three years).
Late applications may be considered.