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Dr E C Grant and Mrs H M Grant Memorial Medical Scholarship

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ValueOn-going funding towards tuition fees & annual stipend
Number offered1
Closing date1 March


The Edward C Grant Memorial Medical Scholarship was established in 2009. Dr Peter Grant wished to commemorate his father with a full, four-year scholarship to the University of Otago, Faculty of Medicine, for a student admitted to the medical programme who is from the East Coast of the North Island, a place of importance to Dr Grant. At the request of Dr Peter Grant, the name, value and tenure of the Scholarship was amended from 2013.

Dr Edward Grant, commonly known as Ted, was born near Outram, West Taieri in 1900. He attended Otago Boys High School and then the medical school at the University of Otago. He completed his training and degrees in London in 1926. He returned to New Zealand in 1930 and after working on the West Coast for six years, was appointed medical superintendent at Te Puia Springs Hospital with medical responsibilities between Tolaga and Tokomaru Bays up to the East Cape. For eight of the next 12 years, he was continuously on-call for the region. He resigned in 1948 and then spent six years in general practice in Rotorua and many more years as a GP in Devonport. Next, Dr Grant moved to Kerikeri to ‘slow down’ but soon returned to Point Chevalier, Auckland until he retired. He died in 1980.

Applicants must:

  • who are resident in, have resided for a substantial period in, or have strong affiliations with the North Island East Coast area (defined geographically to include the Whakatane area to Wairoa), or the West Coast of the South Island and;
  • be admitted into the second year of the MB ChB programme      

    Preference will be give to applicants who are Māori.