Hiwinui Heke Scholarship RecipientsPublished March 20
Congratulations to the winners of the Hiwinui Heke Scholarships! These scholarships are jointly awarded by PHARMAC and The Māori Pharmacists Association and are open to Māori students who are enrolled in The Bachelor of Pharmacy programme. The scholarships are named after Hiwinui Heke, the first Māori pharmacist, who was a great leader in his community. He worked with the community to improve health, not just through medicine use and access to healthcare, but also through his commitment to the land and natural environment, protecting its use for generations to come.
The award carries with it the mana and prestige of Matua Hiwinui and we were humbled to have his son Matthew and grandson Kereama present to help present the awards on 11th March, at our hui-a-tau.
The overall winner was Polly Brown (Ngāti Kahungunu, Otago School of Pharmacy) who receives $5, She is pictured with Matthew Heke and Ātene Andrews (PHARMAC).
The other winners were Chantae Bridges (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Otago School of Pharmacy, $2,), pictured with her parents who were able to join us for the presentation, as well as Matthew Heke and Ātene Andrews )
and Natalia Hunt (Te Āti Awa, Auckland School of Pharmacy, $2,) pictured with Kereama Heke and Ātene Andrews.
These winners all showed knowledge and connect with their whakapa as well as being committed to improving health outcomes for Māori and involvement with The Māori Pharmacists Association. We look forward to following through their career!
Undergraduate entrance and continuing scholarships
Most of the University of Otago's undergraduate scholarships are quite specific. The University of Otago scholarships database has detailed information for undergraduate students:
All second-year (P2) students are eligible to apply for the Jack Noel Henderson Scholarship. Applications close at the end of May each year.
All Mori pharmacy students are eligible to apply for the Hiwinui Heke Scholarship. Applications close July each year.
Prizes are awarded according to the criteria for each prize, applications are not required.
All Pharmacy 2 students are eligible for the following:
- New Zealand Controlled Release Society (NZCRS) Prize. Awarded to the second year student with the best performance in the pharmaceutics component of the course.
- University Book Shop Prize in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Awarded to the student who demonstrates the highest standard of performance in the pharmaceutical chemistry papers of the Pharmacy programme.
- Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (Inc) Prize in Pharmacy Practice. Awarded to the student judged to have achieved the highest standard of attainment in the Pharmacy Practice components of the second year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy programme.
- Toniq Ltd Prize. Awarded to the second year student with the highest average.
All Pharmacy 3 students are eligible for the following:
- Pharmacy Prize in Pharmacy Practice. Awarded to the third year student who has best achievement in the Professional Pharmacy Practice papers (prize donated by Douglas Pharmaceuticals).
- The Otago Pharmacological Association Prize. Awarded to the student who achieves the best performance in Pharmacology for the BPharm.
- NZHPA Syd Little Memorial Prize. Awarded to the student with the highest standard of achievement in Drug Delivery Systems and Drug Disposition and Pharmacokinetics.
- Ken Campbell Memorial Prize in Pharmacy Practice. Awarded to the student judged to have achieved the highest standard of attainment in the Pharmacy Practice components of the third year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy programme (prize donated by the Pharmacy Guild).
- Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Prize. Awarded to the third year student with the highest average.
All Pharmacy 4 students are eligible for the following:
- Christina White Prize. Awarded to the fourth year student with the highest average over all three years of study.
- Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Prize. Awarded to the fourth year student with the highest average.
- Pharmacy Defence Association Prize. Awarded to the fourth year student with the best performance in Pharmacy Law and Ethics component of PHCY
- NZHPA Prize in Clinical Pharmacy. Awarded to the fourth year student with the best performance in the 3 Quality Use of Medicines papers.
- Pharmacy Prize in Pharmacy Practice. Awarded to the fourth year student with the best achievement in Professional Pharmacy Practice paper (prize donated by Douglas Pharmaceuticals).
- Thomson Reuters Prize in Pharmacy. Awarded to the student with the highest overall mark in Pharmacy Law across all years of the BPharm programme
Future Pharmacist of the Year, sponsored by Blackmores
- Entry will be open to all final year BPharm students who show passion for the pharmacy profession and insightful ideas in completing an essay on a predetermined professional topic. Two finalists each receive travel to Auckland, accommodation, tickets to the black tie event, and the winner will receive recognition as Pharmacy Student of the Year, a Trophy and $1, prize. See dfknj.wz.cz#forms for further information, and to download an entry form. Entries must be received by 5pm, Wednesday 31st May