I am excited to announce that today we begin accepting applications for FINCAD’s 2021 Women in Finance Scholarship! This scholarship acknowledges outstanding women aspiring to advance their education with the goal of pursuing a career in financial asset management, market risk management or derivatives finance within the capital markets. At FINCAD, we take immense pride in helping accelerate the winner’s successful path into the financial industry.
FINCAD’s Women in Finance Scholarship was launched in 2014 with the intent of helping more women enter careers in finance and the capital markets, industries that have been traditionally occupied by men. Each year, we award US$20,000 to one eligible woman to help support her graduate-level studies in Finance, with 50% of the award being paid to the winner and the remaining 50% being paid to the educational institution to directly assist with tuition costs.
“We are honored to continue our long standing support of this scholarship, encouraging and enabling more women to enter careers in finance and the capital markets,” said Mark D’Arcy, FINCAD’s President & CEO. “There continues to be a gender disparity in the industry, as well as FinTech, that is particularly evident in the middle to senior level management job roles. Greater female representation in these sectors is long overdue and benefits everyone."
As a woman working in finance myself, I am proud of FINCAD’s commitment to women in my field. Opportunities like these can be invaluable in offering support to women who might not otherwise have the funds available to continue their education, particularly in an uncertain climate like we’re seeing today.
Last year’s scholarship winner, Nora Irene Ghartey, is one example of an amazingly talented woman who is using the scholarship award to attain her goals. A native of Ghana, Nora is currently pursuing her MSc degree in Financial Mathematics at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE).
“I was given a great opportunity, as the scholarship covered half of my tuition at LSE. Getting this much needed support for my studies, enabled me to pursue my master’s degree with less financial worry,” said Nora. Nora is currently preparing for her final examination and will complete her advanced Financial Mathematics degree in June. Her dream and goal is to bring greater strength to Ghana’s economy through spearheading the introduction of derivative markets.
Interested in applying?
FINCAD’s US$20,000 Women in Finance scholarship opportunity is open to women of any citizenship who have less than ten years’ work experience. Eligible candidates must be studying finance in a graduate-level program at an accredited institution and must be pursuing or planning to pursue a career in financial asset management, market risk management or derivatives finance.
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