At a time of increasing need for graduates with fintech expertise, the Spotcap Fintech Scholarship programme gives aspirational Australian students the opportunity to focus their efforts into a fintech related field. Launching on the 4th of September, the scholarship will provide one student with one years of tuition fees valued at $10k to assist with their studies.
Fintech is one of Australia’s fastest growing sectors, attracting more than $430m of investment in 2015, and expecting to reach A$4 billion in revenue by 2020. Its continued success is closely connected to the access and availability of local talent, in the short, as well as long-term.
Through the Scholarship, Spotcap will build the connection between Australian educational and fintech institutions to highlight career opportunities.
“We need to ensure that fintech has a healthy talent pipeline here in Australia,” said Lachlan Heussler, Managing Director of Spotcap Australia. “In creating the Spotcap Scholarship, we will both support and encourage the industry, raising awareness of career opportunities and fostering the talent underpinning its future growth.”
“Fintech is a rapidly growing industry and we need to do everything we can to grow our talent pool and spread the word about the great career pathways in this industry,” said Danielle Szetho, CEO of Fintech Australia. “We know that many fintech companies are experiencing critical skills shortages. The Spotcap Fintech Scholarship is a great initiative to inspire a new generation of university students to take part in Australia’s boom industry, and the future of financial services.”
For more details on the fellowship, visit our dedicated site: https://www.spotcap.com.au/fintech-scholarship/
Deadline: 10th December 2017
Amount: $10k towards the cost of tuition of a bachelor’s or master’s degree at an Australian university
Course start: February/March 2017
Host institution: Accredited Australian universities
Field of study: Fintech related fields (e.g. business management, engineering, finance, economics, product design)
How to Apply
Alongside a CV and cover letter, applicants are asked to submit an answer to the question: How do you hope to contribute to the world of fintech? They may submit a written response (500 word limit) or upload a short video (3 minutes). The submission deadline is 5pm AEST, 10th December 2017.
Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, and have achieved or are expected to achieve good academic standing. They must hold an offer of admission to an undergraduate or master’s program at an accredited Australian university starting in February/March 2018.
Originally published September 4 2017 , updated September 7 2017