The FMAA First Year High Achiever Award

This award is sponsored by the Financial Management Association of Australia and aims to inspire, encourage and reward excellence in students from the Faculty of Business & Economics at the University of Melbourne. It presents a unique opportunity for a student to engage with industry and make positive steps towards preparing for their future career.

Applications open

20 Oct 2023

Last day for applications

21 Jan 2024
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Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $2,500

Applicable study areas

Commerce, economics and management

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Christina Qian
    "As a BCom student I was passionate about employing my knowledge and capabilities to create tangible impact, and as part of the FMAA First Year High Achiever Award I received mentoring from the Macquarie Group which provided great support in allowing me to better connect with the professional world. I was excited to discover the different pathways on offer, especially those in the areas of consulting, finance and economics, areas which were closely related to my career aspirations. The mentoring also provided me with tailored advice on internship applications, offered insights into the day-to-day responsibilities of graduates at Macquarie, connected me with other industry professionals, and allowed me to better understand the sectors in which my skills and interests could be best employed. The financial contribution of the scholarship also supported me in meeting financial obligations, while allowing me more time to focus on my studies."
    - Christina Qian
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • Be completing your first year of the Bachelor of Commerce with intention to commence your second year in Semester 1, 2024
    • Have a minimum WAM of 80% in your tertiary studies
    • Have completed between 75 - 125 credit points in first year
    • Be able to demonstrate:
      • Leadership experience
      • Participation in activities or organisations involving the Faculty of Business & Economics or the University of Melbourne, or
      • Participation in activities or organisations to engage with industry and/or professional organisations.

    Selection criteria

    Selection is based on:

    • A minimum WAM of 80%
    • Leadership experience (for example through clubs and societies or with groups external to the University)
    • Participation in activities or organisations which demonstrate involvement in the life of the Faculty of Business & Economics or the University of Melbourne
    • Pro-actively pursued and participated in activities or organisations to engage with industry and/or professional organisations.
    • Interview performance
  • Application process

    Your application must include:

    • A cover letter which addresses the eligibility criteria
    • Your resume
    • A copy of your current Statement of Results (available from the Student Portal)

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  • When will I know the outcome?

    Successful applicants will be invited for interview.

What are the benefits?

The successful recipient will receive:

  • $2,500 to contribute to your educational expenses
  • Professional mentoring with a representative from Macquarie Group, the FMAA's Gold and Founding Sponsor

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.