Plato Investment Management Scholarship for Women in Finance


Dr Don Hamson, founder and Managing Director of Plato Investment Management Limited, has pledged funding for a scholarship to support female students pursuing an RSFAS Honours program.

Separate to the scholarship award, there is an opportunity for a paid internship (via mutual agreement between the recipient and Plato Investment Management) at Plato Investment Management Limited in Sydney to complement the complex research skills learnt on campus.

Field of study

Finance, Actuarial Studies, Statistics


The award is available to an ANU student who:

  • is a domestic or international student;
  • identifies as female; and
  • has been offered a place in an Honours program by the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics (RSFAS).


The scholarship is valued at $15,000 per annum for one year. The award is paid in two equal instalments ($7,500) after Census Date of each semester of study.

Please note: The Scholarship does not cover any necessary admissions and deposit fees, the payment of reading and study materials, living expenses, accommodation or any other costs associated with studying.

How to apply

There is no scholarship application as all female students meeting the eligibility for RSFAS Honours program admission will be considered for the scholarship.

Further information

In a commitment to start raising the profile of the University's brightest and most promising female students, the inaugural scholarship will be offered in Semester 2 2019. Thereafter one award will be offered in Semester 1 for the next four years (2020-2023 inclusive).

The internship component is in addition to the scholarship value.  It is envisaged the internship will be undertaken during the break between semesters one and two (early-June to third week of July), or before the start of their Honours program (mid-December to mid-February). Discussions over the internship component will take place directly between Plato Investment Management and the scholarship recipient, with appropriate advice from the RSFAS Honours program convenor.