FinTrU launches Women in Finance scholarship for two NI students

  • FinTrU has launched a Women in Finance scholarship for one female student from Queen’s University Belfast and one from Ulster University.

    The scholarships will be open to applicants from finance-related degrees. The successful applicants will be assigned a mentor from FinTrU’s Women in Finance Committee and will have the opportunity to complete their industrial placement year at FinTrU.

    Chief Human Resources Officer, Sinead Carville, said: “At FinTrU, we recognise that women are underrepresented in the finance industry at all levels. This underrepresentation is also evident from the cohorts at universities in Northern Ireland undertaking finance-related courses and we want to support and promote gender diversity in the workplace.

    “As part of our investment in our local talent, we will contribute 50% of the scholars’ university fees for their second and fourth years of their studies.”

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    Karen Delgado, Head of Corporate Engagement at Ulster University, added: “We at Ulster University believe that higher education should be accessible to everyone.

    “Encouraging and enabling learning opportunities through these scholarships in financial services will make a positive difference to the lives of the individual students, and also will contribute to building talent pipelines that will drive Northern Ireland’s future economic recovery and development.”

    FinTrU stated that “this opportunity is suitable for a passionate first year student studying Finance (or closely related discipline) who is motivated to build a career in financial services.”

    Professor John Turner, Interim Head of School at Queen's Management School commented: “These important Scholarships offer female recipients from Northern Ireland’s two universities not only an important contribution towards university fees but also invaluable mentorship support from established financial practitioners, plus the chance of an industrial placement year at FinTrU.”

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    The FinTrU Women in Finance Scholarship is now open for applications. The closing date to apply is Sunday 24 January 2021 and details on how to apply for this opportunity can be found on FinTrU’s website at

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