The Neilson Foundation Scholarships in association with Platinum Asset Management

Get a head start on your financial planning career. In association with Platinum Asset Management, the Neilson Foundation awards scholarships each year to Deakin students in their second or third year of a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in financial planning.

Value and duration


Cash payment of up to $12,500


One year

Important dates

Opening date

27 January 2017

Closing date

10 March 2017 at 5pm


All Deakin University scholarships have eligibility criteria. 

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • be a current student enrolled at Deakin University in the Bachelor of Commerce and majoring in Financial Planning in Trimester 1, 2017
  • be enrolled full-time in a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • be in the second or third year of your degree in the year of the scholarship application
  • have a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 in the year prior to the scholarship.

Special conditions

At the end of the scholarship year you'll be required to submit a two-page report setting out what you wish to gain from the financial planning industry.

How to apply

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal. 

As part of your application, you'll be required to provide a statement of how the scholarship will assist your studies and career goals.

Visit our applicant portal and apply

Applying for a scholarship isn’t just about meeting the eligibility criteria. 

It's a good idea to think about why you want a scholarship, it’s your opportunity to stand out from the crowd and be recognised for where you’ve come from and where you need to go.

Read our 5 top tips on applying for a scholarship

Finding out if you're successful

You'll find out if you were successful up to six weeks after applications close.

 Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide. You’ll find out if you were successful some time after applications close.