Types of Scholarships, Educational Funding and Support
Attaining a university degree in finance or completing any level of tertiary training to prepare for a financial services industry career can be a costly prospect. A prospect that is beyond the financial capacity of many individuals and families.
To assist individuals with the cost of tuition there are a range of support mechanisms in place which may suit your circumstances.
- Scholarships are offered by many universities to support their students.
- They may be offered on an academic or financial hardship basis.
- Scholarships may be offered for specific groups, such as indigenous students, students with disabilities etc.
- Each scholarship will have its own eligibility criteria and level of financial support.
- Some large corporations will offer educational scholarships through their community support programs.
- Many finance industry companies offer scholarships.
- Industry groups often have scholarship programs to support students to enter the industry.
- Charitable organisations and foundations often have scholarship programs to support tertiary studies.
- The Australian Government Study Assist website www.studyassist.gov.au has details of a range of scholarships including:-
- Indigenous scholarships
- Rural and Regional Scholarships
- Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships
- Fulbright Scholarships
- Companies in the financial services sector offer internships.
- Internships are usually paid but at a lower level than a full-time position.
- Internships may be for a set timeframe and may progress to being offered a full-time position.
- Companies may advertise internships or open applications.
Various programs are available to assist students with living expenses. These can be researched through your university or at www.studyassist.gov.au