It is predicted there will be a shortage of 15,000 nurses across New Zealand by 2035.

New Zealand has an ageing workforce, under-representation of Māori and Pacific nurses, and dependence on internationally qualified staff.

A new generation of nurses and midwives is needed.

A gift to our Rise scholarship programme will help develop ambitious men and women into highly skilled professionals who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to achieve careers in healthcare.

Our programme allows future nurses and midwives to learn without the added pressure of worrying about how they will make ends meet.

With your help, we can give students the financial, practical, and emotional support they need to complete their qualification and find a job, right here, at Auckland City Hospital.

Calvin Fuimaono Aiesi Naoia (pictured right) is a Rise scholarship recipient,undertaking a three-year Bachelor of Nursing and is the first person in his family to attend tertiary education.

“It is my personal dream and ambition to become a registered nurse in New Zealand.”

“I was born to care, and this is what I’m able to give back to my family and my community. I feel honoured to receive the scholarship to help make this possible for me,” says Calvin.

By supporting our Rise scholarship programme, you can help people like Calvin achieve their passion.

Click here for more details about our Rise scholarship programme and ways to give.