Hiwinui Heke Scholarship - Māori pharmacy students
Summer Student Internship Programme (SSIP) - undergraduate medical students who are current financial members of Te ORA
PHARMAC & Te ORA Medical Student Awards - undergraduate medical students who are current financial members of Te ORA
In partnership with the Māori Pharmacists’ Association, Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā o Aotearoa (MPA) and PHARMAC, this scholarship was established to support the education of Māori pharmacy students studying toward their Bachelor of Pharmacy degree, and to promote pharmacy as a career.
The scholarship is named in honour of Hiwinui Heke MPS (1930–2014). Born at Ranana, Te Ngae, Rotorua in 1930 Matua Heke had iwi affiliations throughout Te Arawa. Educated in Rotorua, Hiwinui took up an apprenticeship with Hiskins Pharmacy in Taumarunui and enrolled at the Pharmacy College, Wellington (Cambridge Terrace). He qualified, becoming a member of the NZ Pharmaceutical Society (MPS) in 1955, the first Māori to do so. Matua Heke’s endurance, patience and pharmaceutical longevity, along with his leadership of Māori in the profession, inspired many.
The establishment of the Hiwinui Heke scholarships in 2008 was a tribute to Matua Hiwinui’s inspiration and dedication to pharmacy. These scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding Māori pharmacy students. In applying for this scholarship you will be picking up the mantle of Matua Hiwinui.
Completed forms should be sent to:
The Hiwinui Heke Māori Pharmacy Student Scholarship
PO Box 42013
Acacia Bay Post Shop
For more information contact email@example.com
- You must be a member of MPA to apply.
- We will accept electronic and/or hard copies.
- If posting, do not enclose original certificates or transcripts.
- All applications are assessed by an Assessment Panel.
In 2016, Te ORA, in association with PHARMAC, has launched an annual Summer Student Internship Programme (SSIP). The Internship is a 10 week student research project and the successful student starts the internship in November.
The Summer Student Internship is open to undergraduate medical students who are current financial members of Te ORA. The internship will be offered to the Te ORA student who submits the best 1000 word essay on a specific topic and meets the criteria set out in the application form.
Recipients of the Internship will be awarded up to $5000, paid as an educational grant; with the aim of encouraging research in the field of pharmaceuticals. The successful student will be mentored by a Te ORA clinician during their internship.
This internship includes an aspect of research about pharmaceuticals that needs to include some of the following:
- barriers to accessing medicines
- the benefits, outcomes or harm from medicines, due to the misuse, overuse or underuse of medicines
- patient experiences of medicines or any combination of medicines
How do I apply?
In September each year, an invitation for applications will be sent out to all Te ORA Medical Student members. Students will need to submit a 1000 word essay to accompany their application form, on a topic selected by the Te ORA and PHARMAC clinical rōpu. This year the topic is,
‘The importance of Māori health specific pharmaceuticals research’
The Te ORA and PHARMAC clinicians rōpu will review the essays and select the successful candidate who will be notified by mid-November. The time-frame of the Summer Student Internship is late November to late February (10 weeks excluding Christmas and New Year public holidays).
For further information and to access the application form go to Te Ora - Summer Student Internship Programme (external link)
If you have any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2016, Te ORA, in association with PHARMAC, launched two new annual Medical Student Awards.
- Te Tohu Whaioranga Rangahau – Te ORA and PHARMAC student award for Excellence in Research.
- Te Tohu Whaioranga Hautūtanga – Te ORA and PHARMAC student award for Excellence in Leadership. This award is for Community Leadership excellence, where the student has demonstrated the most outstanding contribution and community leadership during the year.
Students will be nominated to receive an award in the two award categories-research excellence and leadership excellence. Mentors, colleagues, peers or (self) will be invited to nominate a student for an award from early 2017.
The successful students will be presented with their award at the Te ORA Hui-a-Tau by PHARMAC and Te ORA representatives, each year from 2017.
Recipients of the awards will be awarded up to $5000, paid as an educational grant; with the aim of encouraging excellence in research and leadership.
For more information and to access a nomination form go to Te ORA - Medical Student Awards (external link)
Last updated: 22 March 2017