Voya Investment Management has established a scholarship program to assist students at select HBCU partners and the AWD Wholesaler Development Program who are interested in pursuing a career in the financial services industry.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.
Applicants to the Financial Services Diversity Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:
Be a member of the AWD Wholesaler Development ProgramTM
Scholarship finalists are selected on the basis of:
Preference will be given to students expressing an interest in a future career in the financial services industry including all relevant fields of study (financial technology, economics, data and analytics, marketing, sales, communications, etc.).
Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.
Assuming there are qualified applicants, Scholarship America will select up to fifteen (15) finalists from the eligible colleges and universities and the AWD Wholesaler Development ProgramTM and Voya Investment Management will interview and select recipients. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as finalists/recipients.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $10,000 award. Up to two (2) awards of $10,000 each will be granted.
Recipients will be provided a Sponsor mentorship and an offer for a paid internship the summer immediately following their junior year to help prepare them to compete in the job market after college. Employment opportunities will depend on availability and are not guaranteed.
Awards are renewable one year or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance, and continued full-time enrollment in a financial services-related field of study.
Awards are for undergraduate only.
All applicants will be notified in May
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Voya Investment Management. Payment is made in August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following document:
Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 21, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.