The Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust currently considers applications for one scholarship. These scholarships, and other scholarships under consideration, are dependent on funding availability.

Biennial Scholarship – on hold

The Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Scholarship shall be awarded biennially.

Annual Travel Scholarship

The Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Travelling Scholarship shall be awarded annually. The amount of the funds available is $1,000.00 per grant and will be awarded up to two recipients.

The Scholarship is available to a student of The Otago Medical School to be specifically used to fund their Trainee Intern (6th year) Elective. Scholarship applications will be invited from 5th Year students based in either Wellington, Christchurch or Dunedin Schools to enable their advanced elective planning. Preference will be given to those participating in the 5th Year Rural Medical Immersion Programme.

The timeline for applications for 2021 (for travel in 2021/2022) is as follows.

  • 23 August 2021 Application process for 2021 (for travel in 2021/2022) announced
  • 23 August 2021 Applications open
  • 26 September 2021 Applications close
  • Early Oct 2021 Applicant finalists advised and interview schedule set
  • Late Oct/early Nov 2021 Scholarship recipients announced.

The Trust reserves the right not to award the scholarships in the event of unsatisfactory applications.

For more information and the official application form please Click Here.

Applications should be returned to the Secretary of the Trust, to whom all other queries can be directed.

Attention: Claire Dooney
Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust PO Box 1252 Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Mob: 027 632 0821

Grant Proposals

While funding is limited, the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust does consider grant proposals at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting which is held in September each year. Any organisations or individuals wishing to submit a grant proposal for consideration should submit a full proposal to  by the 31st of August preceding that year’s September AGM.

The grant proposal should include information about;

  • The organisation or individual’s affiliation with the rural health education sector,
  • The amount of funding proposed,
  • The purpose for which the grant will be used,
  • How and what the grant will be applied to,
  • The time frame in which the grant will be used, and
  • The benefits to the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust and the rural health education sector that the grant will garner.

Please read the About page for more details of our work, or join our mailing list to receive updates of when grants will become available.