NZIOB Charitable Trust to award two $10,000 scholarships
The New Zealand Institute of Building Charitable Trust (NZIOB Charitable Trust) today 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, said “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.”
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 to applicants is available online, see: www.nziobcharitabletrust.org.nz/awards . Entries close at 5.00pm on Friday, 30 June 2017.
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.
“Our challenge is to create a significant fund through standout events. To this end, on the 30th of June, the day before the British and Irish Lions play the All Blacks at Westpac Stadium, we’ve organised a fundraising luncheon with Sean Fitzpatrick at Mac’s Brewbar.
“All Black legend Sean Fitzpatrick MNZM is the ideal speaker for an NZIOB Charitable Trust event, given that he famously claimed ‘he won the World Cup and went back to work as a builder’. Sean played 93 tests for the All Blacks, 51 of them as Captain,” Gina Jones said.
About the New Zealand Institute of Building Charitable Trust
The NZIOB Charitable Trust was formed in 1985 to establish scholarships, prizes, and other awards to encourage the study of building and kindred matters, arts and sciences and research into innovations and inventions capable of being used by persons engaged in the building industry.
The NZIOB Charitable Trust is governed by six senior construction industry practitioners, who provide broad sector; experience and professional expertise. The Trust Deed requires six trustees comprising the current NZIOB National President, three additional NZIOB members, and two non-NZIOB members. The current trustees are Phil Brosnan, Samir Govind, Grant Harris (NZIOB National President), Chris Hunter, Graham Stanage, and Gina Jones (Chair).
The Trust is registered on the Charities Register, registration number CC32376.
About the New Zealand Institute of Building
The New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) is the professional institute in New Zealand for building and construction professionals, those who are involved in the Design, Documentation, and Delivery of construction projects. The NZIOB is acknowledged for their ability to bring individuals together, who share a common interest; in improving the standing of the building profession, and a commitment to the practice of excellence in their career.
NZIOB members are skilled managers and professionals engaged in building practice in a managerial, technical, or administrative capacity in construction, installation, designs or survey, and for those engaged in the teaching, science and practice of building and building research.
The NZIOB is an articulate and reliable advocate for the construction industry and works with construction industry stakeholders, government, tertiary faculties, and media to promote the building profession.