Rob Cameron Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship

Scholarship Level: Masters Research; Postgraduate; Masters by coursework
Closing Date(s): 30 November
Tenure: One year (full-time study), or two years (part-time study)
Number offered: One
Value: $25,000 (up to $8,000 contribution to tuition fees and levies, and the remainder of the scholarship to be paid as a monthly stipend)

Description

This scholarship is intended to honour Rob’s legacy of commitment to continuous learning, supporting the next generation, and giving back to the community, by supporting academically gifted students who are experiencing financial hardship, and may otherwise be unable to continue onto postgraduate study.

History

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 continuous life-long learning and his close association with Victoria University of Wellington. Rob received a BCA with First Class Honours from Victoria University, and an MPA (Finance and Economics) from Harvard University. In 2013, Victoria University of Wellington awarded Rob an Honorary Doctorate in Commerce.

The scholarship, established in 2019, is intended to support the next generation of academically talented NZ students who would not otherwise undertake post-graduate study without financial support and guidance.

Eligibility

Applicants will have completed an undergraduate degree in Commerce, Public Policy, Law or Engineering and wish to go on to postgraduate study in Finance/Economics.  Applicants will primarily be assessed on the basis of academic merit and their financial requirements (particularly if this is a prohibitive factor).

Criteria

  • Applicants must be intending to enrol full-time or part-time in Finance/Economics at Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Applicants are expected to have a GPA of B+ (6) in their pre-requisite degree.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who come from a diverse or minority background.
  • Preference may also be given to applicants demonstrating disadvantage (economic, educational or social).

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.

Apply online

Scholarship specific documentation

  • A personal statement outlining how they meet the criteria for this scholarship
  • An academic reference (to be requested via the online application)

Selection process

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Head of School of Economics and Finance (or nominee), and the Programme Director of the Master of Applied Finance Programme (or nominee). The donor will be sent a shortlist of applicants to review before the final decision is made.

Additional information

Recipients must write a letter of thanks to the donor of this scholarship. They may be asked to present their research to representatives from Cameron Partners.

Recipients may also receive the following directly from the donor following the scholarship award:

  • An offer of mentorship from Cameron Partners personnel
  • An offer of one summer internship
  • A year’s membership in INFINZ’s Young Financial Professional Programme (YFP) 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)

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 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.

Contact

Scholarships and PhD Admissions Office
scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz
pg-research@vuw.ac.nz
summer-research@vuw.ac.nz
Phone +64 463 5557