IFM Investors Women in Infrastructure Scholarship

For students who identify as a woman in the penultimate year of their degree, studying an accounting, business, economics or finance program; worth $20,000.

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Applications now closed

The scholarship provides:

  • $20,000 over two years: $4,285.74 in 2022 and $15,714.26 in 2023
  • A paid internship or summer vacation work at IFM Investors at the end of your penultimate year.

Note: The IFM Investors Women in Infrastructure Scholarship is regarded as taxable income under taxation legislation as there is an opportunity to undertake paid work with the donor. We recommend that you obtain taxation advice from an accountant or the Australian Tax Office regarding this scholarship.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

*RMIT has a great range of online career support resources available including a prepare for interviews section. Here you can upload your CV and practice mock interview questions. Visit RMIT’s online career support for how to prepare for interviews.

The online application form will be made available here when applications open. 

Supporting documentation

Depending on your circumstances, you will need to provide different types of evidence and material to support your scholarship application. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered.

You will need:

  • A curriculum vitae, no more than two pages in length.
  • A copy of your academic transcript.

Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.

Application questions

It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers in advance prior to starting the online application.

  • What motivated you to choose your RMIT program? Include the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.
  • What interests you about working in the Infrastructure Investment industry?  
  • What current challenges do you face in your studies and how will a scholarship help you to overcome this?
  • What skills and attributes have you gained from your involvement in wider university and / or community activities that will benefit you in your professional career?
  • How would completing an internship at IFM Investors align with your future plans and career aspirations?

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

This scholarship will next be offered for Semester 1, 2023, with applications opening January 2023.

Applications are now closed.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

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The IFM Investors Women in Infrastructure Scholarship supports women studying finance and economics who are interested in a career in infrastructure. IFM seeks to improve gender diversity in the field to support innovative thinking, better decision making and superior value for investors and stakeholders.

IFM Investors was established more than 25 years ago with the aim to protect and grow the long-term retirement savings of working people. Owned by a group of Australian pension funds, the organisation has A$199 billion under management as at 30 June 2022. Because IFM is owned by industry pension funds, we prioritise the interests of 600 like-minded investors worldwide by focusing on assets that combine excellent long-term risk/reward characteristics with broad economic and social benefits to the community. As a signatory to The United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, IFM actively engages on ESG issues with the companies in which we invest with the aim of enhancing their net performance while minimising investment risk. Operating globally from offices in Melbourne, Sydney, London, Berlin, Zurich, Amsterdam, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo, IFM manages investments across infrastructure, debt, listed equities and private equity assets. For more information, visit ifminvestors.com.

 

Find out how to contact the Coursework Scholarships Office.

Notice to applicants

The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

Only successful candidates will be notified via email to their RMIT student account.

For information about other financial assistance available to RMIT students, please speak to one of our Student Welfare Advisors.

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