Professor supports next generation of finance students in need

1 December 2020

Emeritus Professor Frank Finn was a prolific presence during his lifetime of service at UQ’s Business School as a finance researcher and educator, dedicating his career to both his students and his field.

His own experience as a scholarship student at UQ came full circle with the Frank Finn Scholarships, established in 2008 by members of the community to honour his contibution to education and support the next generation of outstanding finance students in their study.

Victoria (Zoe Yii) Ng

Victoria Ng was one of these students in 2020. Now a graduate, Victoria has an exciting path ahead of her as she starts her career at Goldman Sachs in Sydney; however, she acknowledges the invaluable support of the generous UQ community in getting her to where she is today.

“The Frank Finn Scholarship has played a pivotal role during one of the toughest years of my degree. It enabled me to remain a full-time student during these trying times by providing much needed financial support,” Victoria said.

“In 2021, I will be starting my career as a graduate analyst at Goldman Sachs. One of the requirements for commencement with the firm was a completed undergraduate degree, which would not have been possible if I had to have reduced my educational commitments to support my family financially.”

Beyond the financial assistance, Victoria’s Frank Finn Scholarship also offered the moral support that her hard work is valued and acknowledged.

“The scholarship was also a significant encouragement for me and my progress at UQ, acting as a source of reassurance that I was on the right path.

“The scholarship has been a testimony for my experiences as an undergraduate student at UQ, which has assisted my successful transition into the finance field.”

Rahul Mather

Rahul Mather was another of the eight Frank Finn Scholars selected in 2020.

"Having this scholarship means I could continue my university studies this year without deferring."

"The scholarship has helped relieve the stress of losing my part-time work due to COVID-19 and allowing me to focus on pursuing my studies."

"By receiving the Frank Finn scholarship, I can dedicate more energy and focus to achieving my goals, and I have confidence in knowing that help is always available."

"Finding out I received the scholarship will be one of my favourite moments of this year,” Rahul said.

Previously, only two scholarships have been awarded each year – however, with the continued support of donors throughout the campaign, the endowment grew to allow eight scholarships to be funded in 2020. Now, each year, six more students have the support they need to focus on their education.

Because of you, the good doesn’t stop.

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