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Hugh DT Williamson Scholarship

The Hugh DT Williamson Scholarship awards $16,500 to a FINSIA member aged 35 and under to undertake a leadership, education or professional development program of their choice.

FINSIA’s prestigious annual scholarship is awarded to an outstanding individual who can demonstrate leadership, professional qualifications, community and social responsibility as well as a contribution to the financial services industry. An independent panel of industry leaders and senior FINSIA members assess the applications and award the scholarship.

Announcing the 2016 scholarship winner ... 

Lucienne Cassidy

Lucienne is a senior partner at Ashurst, and plans to to complete the Business Essentials for Executives program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 2017.

She spoke to InFinance about the issues affecting her sector of the industry. 

Bound for Wharton ... Lucienne Cassidy

2015 winner

  • Jenny Taing SA Fin

2014 winners

  • Jacki Chorazy SA Fin

  • Tim Carleton SA Fin

Hugh DT Williamson Scholarship requirements 

FINSIA member (not a member? View our membership page to find out more about joining).
35 years old and under.
Completed application with all supporting documents.

Application process

Applicants must complete all the below requirements and submit the application to FINSIA. Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete an interview with a panel of senior FINSIA members. 

Include in your application:

  1. Your completed application form (1,500 words max)
  2. Endorsement letter from your current employer 
  3. Endorsement letter from a FINSIA member
  4. Current resume
Submit your completed application to scholarship@finsia.com with the subject line 'Hugh DT Williamson Scholarship application'.

Application deadlines for the 2017 scholarship will be announced soon.

Download the fillable application form: