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Access/RWNZ $3,000 scholarship returns

Access/RWNZ $3,000 scholarship returns

Applications now open for the Rural Women New Zealand and Access Scholarship

The Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) and Access Community Health Scholarship has awarded $39,000 to rural health professionals in scholarship funds over the past 12 years. Applications are now open for the 2017 scholarship programme. The $3000 scholarship is aimed at applicants who are working in a professional health field with rural connections, and who wish to further their studies in health or disability studies.

"Access Community Health is proud of its 90 year heritage providing home care to New Zealand communities. We are very pleased to support the progression and ongoing development of health professionals and services in New Zealand's rural communities." says Simon Lipscombe, Access Chief Executive.

The scholarship represents the ongoing special relationship between Access, now a member of the Green Cross Health group, and its founding organisation, RWNZ.

“Over the past 12 years scholarship recipients have ranged from paramedics through to nurse practitioners,” says Fiona Gower, RWNZ National President. “They have a common aspiration to undertake further training and develop their professional knowledge, so they can continue to provide quality health services in rural communities.”

Applications for the RWNZ and Access Community Health Scholarship close on 1 July 2017. Preference will be given to applicants who are studying at post-graduate level. For further information and to download application forms visit www.ruralwomen.org.nz or www.access.org.nz.

Contact for further information:

Fiona Gower, National President Rural Women New Zealand
T:  04 473 5524 E: fiona.gower@ruralwomen.org.nz