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Women in Financial Markets Scholarship – Deadline April 12, 2013

National Bank Financial Markets is committed to the advancement of women in our capital markets. This initiative supports that goal by providing skilled and talented women financial support to pursue post-graduate studies (master’s degree or higher) in a financial market related field, while allowing them to familiarize themselves with our organisation. The Women in Financial Markets Scholarship rewards competitive, innovative and ambitious women with solid analytical skills.

Financial Markets at National Bank
Financial Markets provides corporate, public sector and institutional clients with banking and investment banking services, as well as providing its clients with access to the Canadian capital markets through its fixed income, equities and derivatives business lines.

As a capital markets leader in key markets across Canada, the Financial Markets group provides a complete range of financing solutions, from bank credit to debt and equity. It offers extensive advisory services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions as well as risk management products based on its derivatives activities in interest rates, equities, foreign exchange and commodities.

In fixed income and equities, the National Bank is a major Canadian player, providing origination, underwriting, distribution, research and liquidity through secondary market activities. Through offices outside Canada, it markets Canadian debt and equities to institutional investors in the United States, the United Kingdom and continental Europe. The Financial Markets group is also active in proprietary trading and investment activities.

Objective of the Scholarship Program
The scholarship program is designed to encourage skilled and talented women to pursue post-graduate studies in a field related to the financial markets.

Description of the Program
Between 2 and 4 successful candidates will each be granted a scholarship in an amount between $5,000 and $10,000 per academic year. The amounts will be paid over time according to the registered post-graduate program. The selected candidates will be paired with a Director (or senior manager) from our Financial Markets group. This partnership will ensure a liaison between the recipient and National Bank Financial Markets throughout their studies. Recipients may also be offered internship opportunities with the organization.

Eligible Candidates

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada ;
  • You must be enrolled in a full-time post-graduate program in a university in Canada approved by National Bank in any field related to the financial markets for the 2013-2014 academic year. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of their enrolment for this academic year ;
  • Must successfully complete each academic session.

Application Process
Candidates have until April 12th, 2013 to apply and provide us with:

  • a personal statement detailing their motivation for pursuing graduate studies related to the financial markets and their career objectives;
  • a resume;
  • a letter of recommendation from a university professor or academic advisor;
  • official transcripts of their academic record including class averages for the past two years if available.
  • By submitting an application, the Candidate authorizes National Bank and its respective representatives to collect, use, store and confirm information about the Applicant, provided on the Application submitted (including references) to those who need to know such information for the purposes of administering and promoting the Program. The selection committee will use the information only for the purposes of evaluating the Application.

How will the successful candidates be selected?

Applications will be pre-screened by a selection committee made up of professionals of the Financial Markets group. A select number of candidates will be invited to participate in a phone interview and/or a formal interview.

To apply, send the requested documentation to

National Bank reserves the right to modify, amend or cancel this program at any time without notice and to decide all questions respecting the awarding of Scholarships, and the administration of the terms and conditions of the Program.

Equal opportunity employment is an integral part of the Bank’s values and commitments.

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