Bob Henare Scholarhip (Applications Closing Soon)

Bob Henare (Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Hine) made extensive contributions to the New Zealand health sector.  His contributions included being a Commissioner for the Mental Health Commission, a chairman of the Capital and Coast District Health Board, forging partnerships between the health sector and communities, and working in a variety of leadership roles in public and private health organisations.

Te Rau Matatini, who had the privilege of Bob being our Deputy chair from 2002-2008, is honoured to provide the Bob Henare Scholarship which supports rangatahi Māori under 25 years working in Māori mental health to foster potential leadership in the mental health sector.  This award provides up to $5000.

Candidates may include, but are not limited to:

  • Mental health workers  
  • Addiction workers
  • Tangata whaiora advisors, advocates, and representatives
  • Child and adolescent workers
  • Nurses and midwives
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Managers in Māori Health
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Mental Health or Addiction support or Youth workers.

Apply or nominate someone today.  Applications close on the 31st of October.  Written and video submission accepted.

For further information on the Bob Henare Award or to apply, please contact: [email protected]