Women in Finance and Economics Scholarship Program

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Mount Lawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 30 Mar 2023

Expanding on the Australian Government Women’s Leadership and Development Program (WLDP), the Prime Minister and Cabinet Office for Women have awarded a $1.5m grant to the FPA to administer scholarships that encourage and assist women, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds, to enter, re-enter and achieve leadership roles across the financial services sector. The aim of these scholarships is to help create a talent pool and pipeline for diversity in business leadership for the future. The Scholarship value will vary and will be paid towards 2023 tuition fees.

Important dates
Opens: 1-03-2023Closes: 30-03-2023
Applies to
At a glance
  • This scholarship is open to current ECU students.
  • For more information, contact AskUs

Eligibility guidelines

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, or an Australian permanent resident;
  • identify as female;
  • be able to demonstrate financial need;
  • be intending to upskill or refresh skills in finance and economics to help enter, re-enter, and achieve leadership roles in the financial services industry;
  • be enrolled in first year of one of the approved courses listed below;
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit points;
  • have and maintain an academic progression status of GREEN.

An additional focus should be on applicants demonstrating intersecting sources of disadvantage, including but not limited to, women who:

  • Are re-entering the workforce
  • Have low socio-economic status
  • Are mature age (50 years of age plus) or young (between 16 and 35 years old)
  • Are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Are new migrants
  • Are living in rural and remote areas

Eligible Courses
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Commerce Professional

Graduate Certificates and Diplomas
  • Graduate Certificate/ Graduate Diploma of Accounting & Finance
  • Graduate Certificate/ Graduate Diploma of Business
  • Graduate Certificate of Executive Leadership and Management
  • Graduate Certificate/ Graduate Diploma of Project Management

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration International
  • Master of Finance and Banking
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Business by Research

How to apply

Application is made via the ECU Online Scholarship Application Portal . Access to the portal is available between application opening and closing dates.

Applicants will be required to provide a personal statement of no more than 500 words addressing the below;

  • Describe your current financial situation and how this Scholarship would assist you if successful
  • This scholarship is targeted at students intending to upskill or refresh skills in finance and economics to help enter, re-enter, and achieve leadership roles in the financial services industry. Discuss how you meet this requirement.

Selection Process

Eligible applications will be assessed by a Selection Committee.

Selection will be based on:

  • Content of Personal Statement
  • Additional consideration will be give to those experiencing any of the above disadvantages listed above in the Selection Criteria

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