New scholarship for women studying business

25 November 2022

Craigs Investment Partners has established a scholarship for promising female business students at the University of Waikato.

Leading investment specialists Craigs Investment Partners (Craigs) is committing to the next generation of women in business by establishing an undergraduate scholarship for promising female business students at the University of Waikato.

The Craigs Investment Partners Scholarship for Women in Business has been set up in an effort to encourage and support more women into a career in business, specifically finance.

Head of People and Performance Sara Broadhurst says Craigs is passionate about encouraging more women into the finance industry, and the scholarship is part of their wider efforts to support women generally in finance and investing.

“We are delighted to support the next generation of women business leaders coming through by partnering with the University of Waikato, through the women in business scholarship. Our goal is to encourage and support more women to become successful in seeking a career in finance and business and to contribute to the future success of New Zealand.”

Applications for the scholarship are being accepted now for 2023 and will be awarded to one student currently enrolled in either the third and final year of a Bachelor of Business, or the fourth and final year of a Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours. Each scholarship is worth $7,500 and includes the opportunity for in-person mentoring with a senior female leader at Craigs’ head office, based in Tauranga.

University of Waikato Pro-Vice Chancellor Management – Te Raupapa Matt Bolger welcomes the support from Craigs Investment Partners.

“We’re pleased to see industry taking the lead and supporting students in this way; support that will no doubt inspire confidence in female students wanting to pursue a career in business.

“We are especially grateful for the support from Craigs, who the University has enjoyed a strong relationship with over many years.”

Students who wish to apply for the Craigs Investment Partners Women in Business scholarship must meet the following (and other) criteria:

  • Identify as female in the personal details listed in the applicant’s MyWaikato Portal
  • Be intending to pursue a career in the business sector

Selection will be based on the following (and other) criteria:

  • Demonstration of a broad range of interests and commitment to their communities
  • Demonstration of interest in, and curiosity about, investing, the share market, and how businesses operate

Further scholarship information is available here.

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