22 June 2020 News
Business advisory firm KPMG has partnered with Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) to offer financial support and work experience scholarships for students planning to study at Queen’s Management School over the next four years.
The support, which will start with the 2020 intake, includes an annual living allowance of £3,000, two paid summer internships at KPMG, a laptop and a KPMG Business Mentor to provide support throughout the duration of their degree course.
To be in with a chance of securing one of the two scholarships on offer for 2020, Northern Ireland students must have a conditional offer of a course at Queen’s Management School, and achieved a very high standard of A-levels or equivalent or, alternatively, have completed the Pathway Opportunity Programme at QUB. Students must also be able to demonstrate their ambition, career motivation and business acumen. The initiative is open for applications until 30 June 2020, with interviews taking place during August.
The scholarship follows on from a number of other partnerships between KPMG and QUB, including the ‘Excel Lab’ aimed at first year accounting students and a financial modelling module designed by KPMG for second-year students.
Johnny Hanna, Partner in Charge of KPMG in Northern Ireland, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of the KPMG Scholarship programme in conjunction with Queen’s University Belfast and in particular to be providing support and career opportunities to talented students in Northern Ireland that may need this to reach their full potential.”
Nathalie Trott, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, said: “Queen’s University is delighted to partner with KPMG in this innovative scholarship programme for Queen’s Management School. The scholarships offer students an exceptional education experience and provides for career advancement. It is a welcomed commitment to ensuring that those who are most able, have the opportunity to participate in a Higher Education.”
Anyone interested in applying for a KPMG scholarship at QUB can find further information at https://home.kpmg/ie/en/home/insights/2020/04/kpmg-scholarship-programme-2020-careers.html
Johnny Hanna, Partner in Charge of KPMG in Northern Ireland