The awards are to support Māori Allied Health workforce development, to continue studies and to grow professional and cultural practice. The awards will provide much needed tautoko and manaaki for Māori kaimahi to continue their ongoing development. The awards will be run annually and will be presented at the Ngā Pou Mana Māori Allied Health Professionals Hui-ā-Tau/Conference each year.
“Ngā Taonga Mātauranga o Ngā Pou Mana” awards will be offered in THREE categories:
Category One – Ngā Pou Mana Kete Tuauri for Undergraduates $2,000
The Pou Mana kete that holds the knowledge of ritual, memory and prayer.
This award is open to those studying in undergraduate allied health pathways.
Category Two – Ngā Pou Mana Kete Aronui for Postgraduates $2,500
The Pou Mana kete that holds the knowledge that helps mankind.
This award is open to those studying at postgraduate level in allied health pathways.
Category Three – Ngā Pou Mana Mātauranga Māori $3,000
The Pou Mana award which helps learning the knowledge of things Māori.
This award is open to any Māori allied health professionals, students, associates and affiliates, who are entering into study or are in study to build their understanding of Te Ao Māori. Students do not have to be studying in an allied health pathway, but must be members of Ngā Pou Mana, working or studying in Māori and/or health related fields. See further eligibility criteria below.
- To be eligible for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate awards, you must be working towards an allied health career pathway, or be an allied health professional, and be a Māori member of Ngā Pou Mana Māori Allied Health Professionals.
- To be eligible for the Mātauranga Māori award, you must be a Māori member of Ngā Pou Mana Māori Allied Health Professionals and be working or studying in Māori and/or health related fields.
- It is at the discretion of the Ngā Pou Mana award panel to determine what professions or roles can be considered for the Mātauranga Māori award if they are not clearly defined as “allied health” professionals or students. This can include, but are not limited to; cultural advisors, therapy assistants, whānau ora navigators, rongoa Māori practitioners and technician assistants.
- You must be of Māori descent and be able to provide details of your whakapapa.
- Medical, Pharmacy and Nursing students and professionals cannot apply for the Ngā Pou Mana Māori Allied Health awards (please check other scholarships including the Te Ora Medical Student Awards, Māori Pharmacy Awards, and the Māori Nurses Awards).
- People living outside of Aotearoa/New Zealand cannot apply for these awards.
- If you already receive full scholarships for your study (if your course is fully funded by scholarship), you may not be eligible for these awards.
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on the 19th October 2018.
Please refer to the application form for further details which you can find attached below.
Please forward completed application forms via post or email to the below address by the 19th of October 2018:
Ngā Pou Mana Māori Allied Health Professionals of Aotearoa
41 Blueberry Grove
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