About the Senior Professional Scholarship

Kathy Dever-Tod of Palmerston North City Council, recipient of the Senior Professional Scholarship in 2023, at the 2023 Public Works Expo in San Diego

The recipient of the Senior Professional Scholarship attends an international public works/ asset management conference subsidised by up to $5,000.  Either the American Public Works Association’s Public Works Expo in Atlanta 8-11 September 2024, or the IFME World Congress in Utrecht, The Netherlands 23-26 September 2024 are recommended.

This annual Scholarship provides the opportunity for a senior Āpōpō member to expand their networks and knowledge of asset management at an international level. All members with more than 15 years post tertiary work experience in asset management are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

Content of application:

  • A curriculum vitae (tailored CV to confirm roles, responsibilities and professional development).
  • Two written references in support of the application (referees may be contacted).
  • 300 word statement on why you should be chosen, and how the Senior Professional Scholarship will benefit you and any future senior roles you may undertake. Please address the judging criteria (below).

Judging Criteria:

  • You will be an Āpōpō member working at a senior asset management level looking to expand networks and knowledge of asset management on an international level.
  • All members with more than 15 years post tertiary work experience in asset management are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
  • You will be an active and engaged member of your community outside of your profession.
  • You will clearly articulate how receiving this scholarship will advance the profession and your community’s interests.

Conditions:

  • Applicants must be a current financial member of Āpōpō and be employed in an organisation that owns or is involved in the management of infrastructure assets.
  • Applicants must be available to travel to and attend the selected international conference by April 2025. The recipient must provide a brief written report to Āpōpō.
  • The award recipient is expected to register for and attend the 2025 Āpōpō Congress, and deliver a short presentation to delegates, reporting on their experience.

Applications open for 2024 

Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 4 March 2024

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