The Gareth James Scholarship offers the opportunity for an outstanding student to attend Venue Management School or the Leadership Institute.

Gareth James was a pioneer of the venue management industry. He was the inaugural CEO of the Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust and was an architect and founding member of the Venue Management Association and Venue Management School.

Gareth was passionate about empowering people and investing in their development and saw the value in collaborating across the industry. This scholarship has been named in honour of Gareth’s legacy and reflects Melbourne & Olympic Parks’ present-day commitment to collaboration and working across the industry to deliver exceptional event experiences.

The scholarship will be awarded to an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to teamwork and collaboration, providing the opportunity to connect with like-minded industry professionals at Venue Management School or Leadership Institute, learn and contribute to the future of the industry.

The winner receives:

  • Enrolment into either VMS Year 1 or VMS Year 2 or VMA Leadership Institute

 

Gareth James Scholarship (1)

Gareth James Scholarship

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Scholarship Criteria and Eligibility(Required)
To qualify, applicants must: • Have adequate experience and a level of skills and knowledge within the venue management industry to appropriately contribute to the School program for which they are applying (i.e. VMS Year 1, VMS Year 2, Leadership Institute). • Currently work in the venue management industry within the Asia-Pacific region. • Be 18 years of age or above. Do you meet the selection criteria and eligibility?
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Employer Confirmation to attend School(Required)
Approval from your current employer must be granted to release you from your work duties for the School week, should you be awarded this scholarship.
Please provide a description of your current position responsibilities.
Please provide a summary of your career goals and objectives.
In 500 words or less, please answer: 'WHY I SHOULD BE AWARDED THE GARETH JAMES SCHOLARSHIP.' Please reference achievements specific to this scholarship, including how you have demonstrated a commitment to teamwork and collaboration.
Submit a two – three minute video describing ‘WHY I SHOULD BE AWARDED THE GARETH JAMES SCHOLARSHIP.' Please reference achievements specific to this scholarship, including how you have demonstrated a commitment to teamwork and collaboration, (production quality is not critiqued).
Max. file size: 256 MB.
Terms and Conditions
Please read and acknowledge the terms and conditions of this scholarship.
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CONTACT US

Suzie Crawford | Education Manager | Venue Management Association

education@vma.org.au | 1300 001 862

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