This scholarship is a way to encourage and support young women at the beginning of their careers as entrepreneurs and improve the number of women and promote diversity of entrepreneurs in Australia.
Marie Mortimer, Managing Director of loans.com.au, and proud QUT Alumni, said “Female founded organisations are still rare, particularly here in QLD, so we hope by committing to a scholarship we can show young women that there is a pathway to start their own businesses.”
“We want to help improve the diversity and particularly number of women in this area.”
“The loans.com.au Female Budding Entrepreneur Scholarship is designed to give young women the skillset and the confidence to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.”
The loans.com.au Female Budding Entrepreneur Scholarship provides one female student with $8,000 per year for a 3 year period, along with the opportunity to work closely with a QUT Entrepreneurship advisor each semester to improve entrepreneurial capability and career development.
This ongoing scholarship is open to QUT undergraduate students starting university study for the first time having graduated from secondary education within the last 12 months.
Professor Rowena Barrett, Executive Director of Entrepreneurship at QUT is looking forward to seeing what outcomes this scholarship will allow young future female students.
“This scholarship from loans.com.au is a great opportunity for many up-and-coming female entrepreneurs to realise brilliant ideas and potential,” Barrett said.
“QUT has a vibrant entrepreneurial culture and we look forward to continuing to work with loans.com.au to support students create the jobs, organisations and industries of the future.”
The Scholarship was launched in conjunction with QUT’s Annual Giving Day on Thursday 20 May 2021, which aims to raise funds to support the next generation of change makers, innovators and entrepreneurs.
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