The Neilson Foundation (in association with Platinum Asset Management) Scholarship will be awarded to students studying in the third year of the Bachelor of Commerce with a Financial Planning major.

There are four scholarships to be awarded, valued at $12,500 each, paid in instalments. In addition to generous financial support, there will be the opportunity for recipients to apply to participate in one month's work experience at Platinum Asset Management's Sydney

Applications close: Sunday 17 March 2019.

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Humanitarian Visa Holder
  • be enrolled in the 3rd year of the Bachelor of Commerce degree, undertaking a major in Financial Planning at Griffith University
  • have a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or above
  • be studying full-time
  • not be in receipt of any other scholarship funding (includes the Platinum Asset Management Scholarship in current or previous year);
  • must complete and submit a full application by the closing date

Recipients will be expected to attend a prize-giving event and maintain contact with the School and Neilson Foundation as opportunities arise.

You must successfully complete your GBS program. Failure to successfully complete the program may result in you being required to repay your benefit or part thereof, at the discretion of the Griffith Business School Scholarship Selection Committee.

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections with the application:

Study details

  • Program: Used to confirm you have a minimum GPA of 5.0 and that you are enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Financial Planning, full-time and in third year.

Statements

  • Personal statements:
    • Career goals and aims: What are your career goals and ambitions within the finance industry?
    • Scholarship benefit: How will this scholarship assist in achieving these goals?

You must upload the following in the supporting documentation section. (Please us only the following formats- pdf, word, jpeg or excel. We can only guarantee these formats will be accepted)

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) maximum one attachment

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Value

Maximum value is $12,500, payable in instalments.  Payments of $6,250 are payable for each full time enrolled trimester up to maximum value of the scholarship. Payment are made within six weeks after the Census Date subject to conditions being meet.

In addition to generous financial support, there will be the opportunity for recipients to apply to participate in one month’s work experience at Platinum Asset Management’s Sydney office. Two students will be selected from the scholarship overall recipient pool to participate annually in this work experience program. The scholarship program is offered across three universities and recipients will be chosen from within current students enrolled in the program of study outlined above.

Sponsor details

The Neilson Foundation was established in 2007 by Kerr Neilson. Mr Neilson is also the Managing Director and founder of Platinum Asset Management, a Sydney-based manager specialising in investing in international equities. The aim of the scholarships is to incentivise students who are passionate about financial planning and who have aspirations of a long-term career in the industry. "We recognise the vital role that financial planners play, not only in our business, but the investment management community generally and we see these scholarships as a way of supporting the efforts of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) to raise educational standards and encourage new talent to the industry."

In addition to generous financial support, there will be the opportunity for recipients to apply to participate in one month's work experience at Platinum Asset Management's Sydney office. Two students will be selected from the overall scholarship recipient pool to participate annually in this work experience program. The scholarship program is offered across three universities and recipients will be chosen from within current students enrolled in the program of study outlined above.

Platinum Asset Management website.

To remain eligible for the scholarship, applicants will be required to:

  • remain enrolled full-time for the duration of the scholarship benefit
  • maintain a GPA of 5.0 or above for the duration of the scholarship
  • recipient will be expected to attend a prize-giving event and maintain contact with the School and Neilson Foundation as opportunities arise
  • provide a report at the end of the scholarship period (details of which are to be determined in the conclusion with donor)

Applications, including supporting documentation, must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Offers are made via email.

Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.