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The New Zealand Institute of Management Foundation (NZIMF) was established in 1998 and “regularised” in 2003 (also formed as a registered Charitable Trust under the Trust Act 1957), to promote and support education relating to management and leadership. It was also established to provide financial assistance to individuals, to assist them to undertake courses of study relating to management and leadership. More particularly, where individuals did not have an opportunity to be supported by their employer for professional development in the areas relating to management and leadership. Funding for the Trust and this Scholarship has been provided by the Founding Members and Friends of the Foundation, as well as members of NZIM (now known as IMNZ).
The NZIMF Scholarships are post-graduate scholarships focusing specifically on the practice of management and leadership in New Zealand.
Tenure and Value
Two NZIMF Scholarships shall be awarded each year with a value of approximately $15,000 each (depending on income). The scholarships will be awarded to two individuals who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents (though preference may be given to citizens over permanent residents). It is expected that over time successful candidates for this scholarship will represent a balance of diversity, ethnicity and gender.
Candidates may be enrolled in a full or part-time post-graduate (management and/or leadership oriented) programme at Massey University, preferably concurrently employed in a managerial position.
The scholarship shall be awarded annually on the recommendation of the University Scholarships Committee, provided the applications are of sufficient academic merit (a grade point average of 6 or better).
Two scholarships shall be awarded in each calendar year. Recipients are permitted to reapply in the following year and may receive the scholarship again in successive years (maximum of two years for Masters and other relevant post-graduate degrees) if they have been progressing well with their studies and have not obtained further substantial ($70,000 or more) funding from other sources.
Applicants will need to demonstrate previous successful management and leadership experience at the early/junior to middle-management level, with a desire to move on to a more senior level utilising the scholarship and successful completion of their selected post-graduate qualification. Applications must therefore be accompanied by a CV, as well as a covering letter explaining their specific objectives with respect to the scholarship and their future career path.
Responsibility for the Award
The Scholarship shall normally be awarded by the University Scholarships Committee, which will also include trustees of the NZIMF.
The selection panel for this scholarship shall comprise the University Scholarships Committee and shall include two trustees of NZIMF, one of which will be the Chair of the NZIMF.
Scholarship monies shall be paid in two equal instalments (May and September), subject to good progress being made with the recipients’ studies.
Conditions of the Award
Geographic balance shall also be taken into account when candidates are assessed, similar to the diversity, ethnicity and gender balance for this award. This Scholarship may be held concurrently with any other bursary or scholarship. The selection panel has the right to refrain from making an award in the event of there being no suitable applicants and their decision is final.
Successful recipients will be expected to provide a brief statement of their progress in each year they receive the scholarship, for sharing with IMNZ members, through IMNZ media (eg. in the “Management Magazine”, member events, etc). Also, a report on the successful completion of their post-graduate qualification is required.
The closing date for this scholarship shall be September for tenure the following year.
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Last updated on Tuesday 18 June 2019