NZIOB Charitable Trust to award two $10,000 scholarships

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The New Zealand Institute of Building Charitable Trust (NZIOB Charitable Trust) has just announced that it is offering two scholarships, each to the value of $10,000.

The scholarships have been established to recognise, encourage and financially support recipients from a trade, technical or professional role pursue a project linked to building through research, practice or professional development.

Gina Jones, NZIOB Charitable Trust chair, says, “We have a mission to encourage aspirational thinking that lifts the construction industry’s performance and we are particularly interested in applications from members who have a project that will introduce improvements to the industry.

“We’re looking for applicants with a project that has the potential to advance some aspect of design, construction or management of buildings in New Zealand, and thereby enhance the quality of our built environment,” Jones explains.

The successful recipients will be chosen by a panel comprising three NZIOB past-presidents, with winners to be announced at the NZIOB Awards of Excellence gala evening on Friday 25 August at the Pullman Hotel, Auckland.

To be eligible, applicants must be New Zealand residents or citizens, actively involved in the building and construction industry, and be available for an interview with the selection panel if required. A copy of the rules and instructions for applicants is available here

Applicants are invited to discuss their proposals with a mentor nominee of the NZIOB Charitable Trust before submitting their applications. Please contact the NZIOB Charitable Trust here should you wish to do this, and they will put you in touch with the appropriate representative.

The NZIOB Charitable Trust is looking to offer these scholarships annually and has an active fundraising programme underway to raise funds so the $20,000 scholarship grants are paid from earnings rather than from capital.

Applications must be received by 5pm on 30th June 2017 and be addressed to: The NZIOB Charitable Trust c/- NZIOB, PO Box 10 814 (8/108 The Terrace), Wellington, 6143 or via email.