The purpose of the Irihapeti Ramsden Memorial Scholarship is to increase the number of M¯aori Midwives, in line with Health Workforce New Zealand goals.
One successful applicant to the Otago Polytechnic School of Midwifery is selected each year, with Nga Maia M¯aori Midwives Aotearoa. In year one, each recipient pays 50 per cent of the student fee. In year two, each recipient pays 25 per cent, and in year three of the programme no fee is paid. Read more about this scholarship here.
Applications are accepted with applications to the Bachelor of Midwifery after June each year.