Melbourne Business School Scholarship

As part of our LGLeadershipPathways initiative Taituarā provides opportunities for local government managers to develop their leadership skills, competencies and knowledge. We are very pleased to be able to offer one scholarship for a place at the prestigious Melbourne Business School to a local government chief executive.

2021 Melbourne Business School Scholarship

Applications for the 2021 Melbourne Business School Scholarship are now open. Download the 2021 application form here.

2020 Melbourne Business School Scholarship

The winner of the 2020 Melbourne Business School Scholarship is Sanchia Jacobs, Central Otago District Council Chief Executive.

Watch the 2020 award announcement here.

About the scholarship

The programme is Melbourne Business School's most senior leadership programme and replaces the programme that previous scholarship recipients have attended. The Melbourne Business School holds AACSB and EFMD (EQUIS) accreditation, and their programmes are ranked among the best in the world by the Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg Business Week and AFR Boss magazine.

This scholarship is open to applications from chief executives only.

This scholarship is offered with the generous support of our sponsor AskYourTeam.


The fee for this scholarship is covered. Airline fare to Melbourne and any incidental overnights incurred will be the successful candidates responsibility.

Applying for Taituarā Membership

This scholarship is an exclusive Taituarā member benefit. If you are currently not a member and would like to apply for a scholarship you will also need to apply for membership. You can find information on how to apply to become a member and all the additional benefits of joining us here.


Email us if you have any queries about this scholarship.