1. Background 

Pasifika Medical Association Scholarships
In 2018 the Pasifika Medical Association Group launched seven scholarships to assist Pacific people into medical and health-related careers. The scholarships have all been named after life members of the PMA who have given exemplary service to improving the health of Pacific people in New Zealand and/ or the region. The mentioned scholarships are awarded on a yearly bases as a one-off grant. Scholarship recipients can use this grant for tuition costs or study-related costs and may also use some of the grants to contribute to the living cost of the recipient whilst they are studying.