Rob Cameron Memorial Scholarship

Study area(s): Business and government
Scholarship level: Honours; All postgraduate
Closing date(s): 30 September
Tenure: One year
Number offered: Two
Value: $12,500 to be paid towards fees. Any excess funds will be paid directly to recipient.

History and purpose

Cameron Partners is pleased to offer the Rob Cameron Memorial Scholarship on behalf of the firm and his family, to honour and celebrate Rob’s academic values and the professional contribution he made to New Zealand’s capital markets and wider business community.

The scholarship recognises Rob’s passion for education and life-long learning; and his close association with Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. Rob received a BCA with First Class Honours from the University, and an MPA (Finance and Economics) from Harvard University. In 2013, Victoria University of Wellington awarded Rob an Honorary Doctorate in Commerce.

Cameron Partners is a leading New Zealand investment bank providing M&A and corporate finance advice to a range of local and international clients. The firm operates from offices in Auckland and Wellington and globally through its alliance with Rothschild & Co. For further information visit

In support of this Scholarship, the Institute of Financial Professionals New Zealand Inc (INFINZ) will also provide a student membership and complementary attendance at local events and their annual conference (including travel costs).

The scholarship is intended to support the next generation of emerging leaders who have chosen a career in Finance, Business and Commerce and support the study costs of undertaking an honours or post-graduate year.

Who is eligible?

  • This scholarship is open to students enrolled in a Finance, Business or Commerce course at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Applicants need to either hold, or be approaching completion of an undergraduate degree related to Finance, Business and Commerce and be intending to enrol in an honours or postgraduate programme at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

Selection criteria

  • Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their academic merit (which will be assessed after completion of the first semester in the final year of undergraduate study).
  • Applicants will also be assessed on how the offer of mentorship from Cameron Partners and INFINZ membership will benefit them and their commitment to avail of these offers.
  • Preference will be given to applicants studying Finance.
  • Financial need might also be taken into consideration.

Application process

A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4.30 pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.

Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.

Scholarship specific documentation

  • A CV of the applicant's prior education, employment and interests
  • A personal statement outlining how they meet the criteria for this scholarship
  • An academic transcript

Selection process

In consultation with Cameron Partners, the successful recipients will be selected by the Academic Programme Leader for the Honours programme at Wellington Faculty of Business and Government in consultation with the donor.  Applicants may be invited for interview.

Additional information

The scholarship is exclusive and cannot be held with any internal or external scholarships.

The successful recipient is expected to write a letter of appreciation to the donor, meet with the donor in a social gathering and submit an end of year progress report.

The scholarship also includes:

  • Mentorship from Cameron Partners personnel
  • A year’s membership in INFINZ’s Young Financial Professional Programme where they will be eligible to attend all YFP events
  • Attendance at the annual INFINZ conference, including flights and accommodation
  • An offer to participate in Cameron Partners’ graduate recruitment process (if applicable)

$12,500 will be paid towards tuition fees and levies and the remainder will be paid directly to the student after they have met with the donor and shown their commitment to all aspects of the scholarship. They may be asked to share their dissertation with the donor for publication (while retaining all IP and subject to any embargo), and potentially present their research to representatives from Cameron Partners.

The donor reserves the right to award the scholarship, depending on the applications.

Regulations and conditions

  1. A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
  2. All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme (full-time will be at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) within the stipulated criteria and tenure of the scholarship. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
  3. The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
  4. The Scholarship may not be held in conjunction with other awards.
  5. Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria University of Wellington during the tenure of this scholarship or fail to achieve a satisfactory progress, partial repayment of the Scholarship will normally be expected. Recipients must advise the Scholarships Office if they intend to withdraw.
  6. Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
  7. At the discretion of the Deciding Authority, the application of the terms and conditions of the Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or to avoid hardship to any candidate for the Scholarship.


Scholarships Office
Phone 0800 04 04 04