The Chamber provides a range of scholarships to assist in your professional development

Scholarships currently open:



Governance: The Next Generation (A Waikato Chamber of Commerce and Institute of Directors Initiative)

The scholarship to give your governance career a boost

Waikato Chamber of Commerce and the Waikato branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) have teamed up to offer scholarships to people looking to move ahead in their governance careers. 

Here’s what’s on offer and how to apply . . .

What can I get?

  • The scholarship covers up to 50% of training costs toward any training programme offered through the IoD.
  • A total of $5000 is on offer and can be split among multiple recipients, with a maximum of $3000 awarded to one person.
Am I eligible?
To apply, you must:
  • Demonstrate a commitment to governance
  • Contribute to business and the community
  • Show you have a Governance Development Plan
  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience at a senior management or director level
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Be making a contribution to governance in the Waikato
How east is the application?
It’s quick and painless. All you need to supply are:
  • One page outlining your reasons for applying for the scholarship
  • Your CV
  • Two references

Applications for the Governance Development Scholarship are open now and will close on 31 May 2016 - Apply Here

It doesn’t suit me now, can I apply in future?
Yes. Scholarships are awarded twice a year.
What’s the purpose of the scholarship?
The Chamber and IoD jointly established this scholarship to address the current shortage of qualified and experienced directors capable of representing the Waikato region on local and national boards. Access to excellent governance training is one part of the total solution.