The Queenstown-based Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust
has opened applications for two scholarships worth $30,000 to
encourage undergraduate and rural health professional
research and professional development.
Trust chairman John Farry, of Dunedin, brother of the late
Queenstown GP, said the scholarships aimed to help young
people spend valuable time in innovative and challenging
overseas situations, then bring back those skills to become
the new generation of idea-generators in New Zealand.
''The biennial Pat Farry Trust Scholarship awards $20,000 to
a rural healthcare professional in the early stages of their
career to travel abroad and gain skills that could improve
rural health, both in their own rural community and,
hopefully, New Zealand's rural communities in general,'' Mr
''The annual Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust
Travelling Scholarship awards up to $10,000, which may be
divided between two recipients, to students of the University
of Otago School of Medicine to travel internationally to a
rural situation to observe new concepts, develop their own
skills and share their learning with other students when they
Nine medical students have benefited from the trust's
scholarship programme since 2011.