2019 Henry Rongomau Bennett Foundation Scholarship


The Henry Rongomau Bennett Foundation Scholarships are a tribute to the life and work of Dr Henry Rongomau Bennett, the first Māori Psychiatrist in Aotearoa.


The purpose of the scholarship is to develop, enhance competence in Te Āo Māori, Māori leadership and Excellence in health.


Candidates MUST be:

  • Of Māori decent.
  • A New Zealand citizen or New Zealand permanent resident.
  • Studying in New Zealand at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institution.
  • A current leader in the health sector or potential leader aspiring to work in Māori health leadership roles across the health, mental health and or the addiction sector. 

This includes kaumātua and kuia, mental health nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, recruitment of doctors into psychiatry or medical students who are committed to Māori health leadership.


The scholarship will provide funding towards:

  • The completion of undergraduate studies that lead to a qualification relevant to working in Māori leadership roles in health, the mental health and addiction treatment sector or
  • The completion of postgraduate studies for Māori working in (or plan to work in) leadership roles in health, and the mental health sector. 


  • Complete an online application
  • Attach all required documentation to your online application
  • Submit online application before the closing date.

Please note: Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


Applications open: 12 November 2018

Applications close: 16 January 2019

Please note: Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

For further information please contact our Te Rau Matatini Scholarships Team on 0800 MATATINI (0800 628 284) or e-mail us.

Click here to complete the application form.