The Salvation Army Marie Fitness Endowment Scholarship

A Scholarship to support students with financial hardship to study medicine or pharmacy, up to $6,000pa for up to 3 years.

About the scholarship

Application status: Apply now
Applicable study: Undergraduate study in Medicine (MBChB) or Pharmacy (BPharm) at the University of Auckland in any year
Opening date: 20 September 2021
Closing date: 30 November 2021
Tenure: Up to three years
For: Assistance with study
Number on offer: Up to two
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $6,000 pa

The Scholarship was established in 2014 and is funded by the Marie Fitness Endowment through The Salvation Army.

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to support young people with demonstrated financial hardship and who are from an underprivileged background to study medicine or pharmacy at the University of Auckland. The Scholarship is also open to eligible students from the University of Otago, who should apply through the University of Otago’s Scholarships Office.


How to apply

Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible to apply. Then click on the “Apply now” button and complete the online application form. We recommend you check the form early in case a reference or endorsement is required to support your application, and to familiarise yourself with the form. All sections (including request sections) must be completed by the closing date, which is midnight on the specified date (unless stated otherwise). We recommend you do not have two different scholarship applications open within the same browser.

Outcomes are determined by a selection committee and are usually notified around six weeks after the closing date.

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Every effort has been made to ensure the information we have supplied is correct and up to date. However we strongly advise that you check the regulations, application forms and any other information that is available, to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for any application you might make, and that you understand the implications of any regulations, awarding value and closing dates.