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Scholarships and Studentships

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Scholarships and Studentships

West Coast DHB Scholarship and Studentship information
The West Coast District Health Board are very pleased to be able to offer the Sponsorship and Studentship Awards to West Coast students who are studying at a NZ University or Polytechnic in a health related undergraduate career.

West Coast DHB Scholarship Programme.

Note: There are criteria changes from 2017

If you are or have enrolled in a health related Career programme of study, please apply for this scholarship by completing the application form (link below) and by including the criteria listed within.

Thank you to all who applied and received a West Coast DHB Scholarship for 2017
We are keen to hear how your study programme is progressing and to encourage you to apply for the 2018 scholarship by:

  1. Completing the Scholarship Application Form
  2. Providing evidence that you will be continuing your studies in 2019
  3. And by letting us know how useful the scholarship was to your year of study.

WCDHB Scholarship Structure

  • The Scholarship Awards will be granted to 20 students at $500 each.
  • Available to students at a NZ university or polytechnic in a health-related career. (See the information box on the right regarding our definition etc of Health Related Careers)
  • Health staff in a postgraduate programme can apply if their study is not currently funded by Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ)
  • Applicants will be required to complete an application form and submit all the necessary documentation to be eligible for consideration.
  • All applicants will be notified by mail and email of the results.
  • The successful applicants will be invited to attend an award ceremony later in the year.

WCDHB Scholarship Eligibility

  • Must have resided on the West Coast for minimum of 1 year
  • Be currently enrolled at a recognised NZ university or polytechnic
  • Be studying in a health-related career (See the information box on the right regarding our definition etc of Health Related Careers)
  • Five of the 20 scholarships will be available to students with Maori or Pacific Island heritage

WCDHB Scholarship Application Process

  • Complete and sign the WCDHB Scholarship Application form (the link is below)
  • All applicants please accompany the application form with a 500 word submission – follow all instructions on the application form
  • If you have previously been a successful recipient of a WCDHB Scholarship please follow the instructions relating to you on the application form
  • Evidence of tertiary enrolment for the current year (this is to be a copy of a document showing the organisation's logo and clearly showing your name)
  • Send applications to the address or the email address on the application form before the closing date.
  • All information provided will be held in a secure place with only properly authorised people having access to it.

Closing Date For WCDHB Scholarships 2018

Closing Date: Friday, 19 October 2018 – 5.00 pm.

Recipients will be advised on:  Monday, 2 November 2018

WCDHB Selection Process

  • All applications that meet the application criteria will go to a panel for review and selection.
  • The decision of the panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • All applicants will be notified of the results by mail and email.
  • Successful applicants will be invited to a presentation at the West Coast District Health Board to be awarded their certificates.

Links to Application Forms

Please pick either computer typable (recommended if you can open with Microsoft Word) or the printer-friendly (PDF) version.

WCDHB Scholarship Application Form

To visit / apply for studentship, click here...

West Coast DHB Studentship Programme

  • Four studentships will be offered to the value of $5,000 gross per student.  Note:  Income Tax will be deducted from this total.
  • Applicants will be required to complete an application form and submit the necessary documentation listed on the West Coast DHB Studentship Application form to be eligible for consideration. (Application form link below)
  • Recipients will be required to fulfil a work placement from November 2018 to mid- December 2018 inclusive.
  • The work placement will be divided into sections depending on the participant's health sector experience; this may include project work, specific interaction with departments and other related health professionals.
  • The successful studentship applicants will be required to present their studentship work to a group of West Coast DHB staff.
  • If applicants complete their degree in the year they apply it must be understood that attending work placement does not mean there is paid employment available after completing the studentship.
  • These studentships are offered to students who are studying at a NZ university or polytechnic in a health-related career.
  • If you are studying a non-clinical profession with a view to working in the health service please contact us first to discuss whether the West Coast DHB agrees that your career choice is health- related. (Contact details below)

Studentship Eligibility

  • Must have resided on the West Coast for minimum of 1 year.
  • Be currently enrolled at a recognised NZ university or polytechnic.
  • Must be studying in a health-related career.
  • If you are studying a non-clinical profession with a view to working in the health service please contact us first to discuss whether the West Coast DHB agrees that your career choice is health-related
  • Students must be available to work from Monday 19 November 2018 to Friday 21 December 2018 inclusive and on a regular working week.
  • One of the four studentships will be available to students with Maori or Pacific Island heritage.

West Coast DHB Studentship Application Process

  • Complete and sign the West Coast DHB Studentship Application form (the link is below)
  • Accompany the application form with a 500 word submission  (please follow all instructions on the application form)
  • Evidence of tertiary enrolment (this is to be a copy of a document showing the organisation's logo and clearly showing your name)
  • A copy of tertiary results from the previous year (showing the organisation's logo and clearly showing your name)
  • List previous work experience and/or endorsements from your current tutors
  • Send applications to the address or email address on the application form before the closing date
  • All information provided will be held in a secure place with only properly authorised people having access to it.

Closing Date For WCDHB Studentships 2018

Closing Date: Friday, 19 October 2018 – 5.00 pm.

Recipients will be advised on:  Monday, 2 November 2018

West Coast DHB Selection Process:

  • All applications that meet the registration criteria will go to a panel for review and selection.
  • The decision of the panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • All applicants will be notified of the results by mail and email.
  • Successful applicants will be invited to a presentation at the West Coast District Health Board to be awarded their certificates

Links to Application Forms

Please pick either computer typable (recommended if you can open with Microsoft Word) or the printer-friendly (PDF) version.

WCDHB Studentship Application Form

To visit / apply for scholarship, click here...

 

Contact Details

Julie Ritchie
Learning and Development
Grey Base Hospital
High Street
GREYMOUTH 7805
Email:

Definition of "Health Related Careers"

The WCDHB recognises that it takes many professions to support a rural health service. 
"Health- related careers" covers a wide and varied group of professional staff who have studied a topic to support the clinical workforce in providing Health Services.

If you are choosing a non- clinical profession with a view to working in health please contact us to discuss whether the WCDHB agree that your career choice is health- related.  (see our contact details above).