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.

Sascha Henry (pictured left with fellow cadet Calvin Fuimaono Aiesi Naoia) is a Rise scholarship recipient, studying nursing with a focus on Māori health.

“Being a young Māori-Pasifika, and hearing about the statistics of our people in health, it really made me want to push to be in there. I want to make a difference for our people within the health sector. I believe I have found my calling.”

“We need more of our whānau looking after our whānau.” – Sascha Henry.

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

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