Maaori and Pacific are dramatically underrepresented across Aotearoa's key sectors. In the healthcare industry only 6.7% identify as Pacific and 12.7% as Maaori.
This means that our Maaori and Pacific whaanau who arrive at hospitals and healthcare clinics in Aotearoa are most often met by practitioners who don't reflect them.
We’re on a mission to remove barriers so that we can grow representation of Maaori and Pacific practitioners in these key sectors - and we need your help to support our future Kaimahi Hauora.
Middlemore Foundation is working in partnership with the South Auckland Health Science Academies to support the journeys of 30 rangatahi into their first and second year of university in 2022.
The Future Forecast gives a community of supporters the opportunity to invest in the future of our workforce through the Middlemore Foundation Health Science Scholarships.
If you'd like to learn more or support this kaupapa, please get in touch below:
The Middlemore Foundation Health Science Scholarships will be awarded to a Maaori or Pacific Year 13 student at one of the six schools in the Counties Manukau region that are participating in the Health Science Academy programme.
The first year of study is fees-free, but it's the hard costs that add up.
With your support, we will provide each student with $5000 split over their first two years of study, to cover added costs such as textbooks, resources and travel.
Each $5000 scholarship will provide a much-needed contribution toward the costs of the student’s first two years of tertiary education and allow them to achieve their dream of further study within the health sector in 2022.
Help us weave future pathways for our rangatahi who will go on to transform the health sector and change our community health outcomes for the better.
A $5,000 investment in Middlemore Foundation’s Scholarships will go towards getting one student
the things they need to get through their first years at university.
The more we raise, the more rangatahi we can invest in, the more change we can affect.