Norman Steele Memorial Scholarship


Applications open on 1 August 2021.

Photo - Norman Steele












The Norman Steele Memorial Scholarship was established by Norman’s son, Greg and his wife, Bridget Steele in 2017 as a legacy to Norman’s interests.


A Founding Director of Ngati Whakaue Tribal Lands, Norman was passionate about education and the value of science as the way forward to improve personal growth for individuals as well as improving the health of the community.


One scholarship is available to a student who can whakapapa to Te Arawa and who is studying medicine full-time at a registered Medical School in New Zealand.


There are currently two registered medical schools in New Zealand, they are the Otago Medical School and the University of Auckland Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.


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Applicants must have completed one year of full-time study at either one of these two registered medical schools in New Zealand.


Preference will be given to applicants who have achieved higher grades in the previous year of study.



Awarded annually, the scholarship may be available for the duration of the recipient's degree upon successful completion of each year's study.



Applicants much be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.



An interview may be required before final selection.



Please ensure you have read and fully understand the criteria before completing an application form



Download 2021 Fund Criteria here and application here (PDF)













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