Women in Finance Scholarship

As part of our continued support to the financial services industry, Kaplan Professional is proud to partner with the Financial Planning Association® (FPA) to offer 10 Women in Finance Scholarships.

The purpose of the scholarship scheme is to support and encourage women with disadvantaged circumstances to enter (or re-enter) the industry and achieve leadership roles across the financial services sector.

Kaplan Professional understands the important difference women make in the profession and is committed to promoting diversity and supporting women at all career stages. We hope the scholarship scheme will go some way towards alleviating some of the financial burden to study at the postgraduate level, especially for those women who may be disadvantaged by their situation.

About the sponsor

The FPA is the primary membership organisation for financial planning practitioners who want to master the practice of financial planning, and are committed to shaping the future of the profession.

As part of this continued commitment to excellence and with support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Office for Women, the FPA wish to provide meaningful equity opportunities for students pursuing finance and economics education.

Scholarship details

Up to $10,000 or the equivalent of four postgraduate subjects, with $8,500 funded by the sponsor and the remainder funded by Kaplan Professional.

There are 10 scholarships available. The scholarship will be paid directly towards the recipient’s tuition fees for any four subject enrolments in Kaplan Professional’s FASEA-approved Master of Financial Planning prior to 31 December 2022. The scholarship is available to women commencing postgraduate study or those who wish to continue their studies from a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning or Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning.


Applications close: 1 October 2021

Important information

The FPA Women in Finance Scholarships are designed to support women with disadvantaged circumstances. Applicants will be considered based on their ability to demonstrate one or more sources of disadvantage, including but not limited to:

  • Financial need
  • Low socio-economic status
  • Re-entering the workforce
  • Mature or young age
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • New migrant
  • Residing in a rural or remote area


To be eligible, you must:

  • Identify as female
  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa
  • Be commencing Kaplan Professional’s Master of Financial Planning

Scholarships will be awarded from Study Period 6 2021 and must be paid directly towards the recipient’s tuition fees by 31 December 2022.

  • Applications close: 1 October 2021
  • Scholarships awarded: 25 October 2021


Kaplan Professional has six annual study periods. With complete flexibility in study period choice, this enables you to balance your work and personal commitments with your study.

  • Study Period 6 commences: 8 November 2021

Applications are now closed.

If you have any queries in relation to the FPA Women in Finance Scholarship, please feel free to contact us on 1300 135 798 or email courseadvice@kaplan.edu.au.