Fincad’s 2019 Women in Finance Scholarship

Deadline: 30 June 2019
Open to: women of any age and citizenship who are studying Finance in an accredited graduate-level program
Benefits: an award of USD 20,000 to support graduate-level studies


FINCAD is the leading provider of enterprise portfolio and risk analytics for multi-asset derivatives and fixed income. An industry standard since 1990, their advanced analytics, flexible architecture and patented technology enable better investment and risk management decisions. They are committed to helping the clients solve their toughest challenges, without compromise. Clients include leading global asset managers, hedge funds, insurance companies, pension funds, banks and auditors.

The field of finance is changing rapidly, largely in response to regulations designed to protect market practitioners and to prevent financial crises. FINCAD has long believed that deep market knowledge, transparency and trustworthiness play a critical role in making financial markets safe for all participants.

In addition, FINCAD is keenly aware that the majority of practitioners in the capital markets industry are men, and that the trend to include more women in the industry is not as rapid as it should be.

For these reasons, FINCAD established the annual Women in Finance Scholarship. The goal is to encourage and support outstanding women in the field of finance, particularly those pursuing careers in financial asset management, market risk management and derivatives finance within the capital markets.


The scholarship is open to women of any age and citizenship who are studying Finance in an accredited graduate-level program.

Applications are welcomed from female citizens of all countries who are enrolled in a post-graduate program at a university accredited by the national or international body approved for that purpose in the country where the university is situated. You must be enrolled and attending the program on a full-time basis during the 2019-2020 academic year.


The FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship is an award of USD 20,000 to support graduate-level studies.

How to apply?

You will be required to attach a number of documents in the prescribed file format (jpg, pdf or gif) with the prescribed naming convention. These include:

  • Your resume or CV;
  • Two letters of reference for the scholarship from appropriate individuals  (e.g., professors or other relevant university staff, work supervisors and colleagues);
  • University transcript(s) from undergraduate program(s);
  • Confirmation of acceptance or enrollment in the post-graduate program for the 2019-2020 academic year;
  • Any authored papers (optional).

In order to apply, and for more information, please visit the official web page.