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Quotezone.co.uk Fintech Scholarship

As a leading fintech company we’re keen to encourage students that may have never considered a career in financial technology to explore what the sector has to offer…whether or not they end up joining our company after they graduate.

That’s why we’ve specifically designed our Fintech Scholarship for students that are currently studying a subject other than finance or computer science.

Quotezone Fintech Scholarship

Eligibility

The Quotezone.co.uk Fintech Scholarship is not open to students currently studying an undergraduate or postgraduate course that is primarily focused on finance or computer science.

Students from all other disciplines, whether it’s law or engineering, the life sciences or the liberal arts, design or humanities, are eligible to apply, provided they are currently enrolled in full-time education at an accredited higher education college or university in England, Wales or Scotland.

If that’s you – read on!

Your application

The main aim of our Fintech Scholarship is to encourage students like your good self to research the fintech sector and get excited about everything it has to offer.

With that in mind, the application process involves writing an interesting, insightful blog post about fintech.

It doesn’t have to be long to be interesting – 400 to 500 words should do the trick.

Your article can discuss where you see the fintech sector going, or how it’s disrupting traditional financial services, or how it’s empowering entrepreneurs to access working capital, or how it’s offering access to financial services for the unbanked in third world countries…or any other aspect of fintech that grabs your fancy.

And although we’re a leading financial comparison platform (we launched Quotezone.co.uk in 2005, and were recognised with Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards six years in row) your blog post does not have to be about the insurance sector or price comparison technologies.

If it’s financial and it’s technology it’s allowed, so let your imagination run wild.

Once you’ve written a top-notch piece you should publish it online on the platform of your choosing, whether that’s Medium.com, LinkedIn Pulse or your own blog.

Wherever you decide to publish it, though, make sure it’s published under your own name – pseudonyms just won’t cut the mustard!

How to apply

When you’ve written and published your blog post you can apply for the Fintech Scholarship by emailing scholarship@quotezone.co.uk with a link to your published piece.

Quotezone Fintech Scholarship

Your application email will also need to provide us with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • The name of your college or university
  • The subject you’re studying
  • The qualification you’re currently working towards
  • The year you expect to graduate

To prove you’re eligible to apply for the Fintech Scholarship you will also need to attach some form of written confirmation from your college or university confirming that you are currently enrolled in full-time education.

The deadline

The deadline to apply for the Fintech Scholarship is 23:59 on Thursday 28th March 2019.

Quotezone.co.uk’s scholarship panel will then begin the process of reviewing the entries, with the winner announced in August.

The winning student will receive their scholarship immediately prior to the start of the 2019/20 academic year.

The scholarship

The Quotezone.co.uk Fintech Scholarship will award the successful applicant a £1,000 bursary, which the student can use to cover part of the cost of their studies, such as textbooks, course materials or any other living expenses.


Terms & Conditions
  1. In order to be eligible to apply for the Quotezone.co.uk Fintech Scholarship the applicant must be in full-time higher education in England, Wales or Scotland, and must be able to provide proof of this fact. Please see details above in respect to the application, how to apply and the deadline, all of which also form part of these Terms & Conditions.

  2. The applicant’s course should not have finance or computing science as its primary field of study.

  3. Since the scholarship will be paid at the beginning of the 2019/20 academic year the applicant must be planning to continue their course of study during that academic year and may have to provide evidence of this (if requested).

  4. The Fintech Scholarship will be awarded by Quotezone.co.uk’s registered company name, Seopa Ltd, with our company’s scholarship panel choosing one winner from all the entries we receive from across the UK.

  5. Only one application will be accepted from each student. If a student applies more than once Seopa Ltd’s scholarship panel will consider the application with the earliest time stamp.

  6. The scholarship panel’s decision is final.

  7. The successful applicant will be notified by email in August 2019, with the scholarship payment paid by cheque in September 2019.

  8. Should the successful applicant leave full-time education before the start of the 2019/20 academic year Seopa Ltd reserves the right to award the scholarship to an alternative applicant.

  9. The successful applicant agrees to Seopa Ltd and its affiliated brands using his or her name, course of study and college or university name in press releases or other publicity materials.

  10. The copyright of each applicant’s blog post remains with the applicant, but Seopa Ltd reserves the right to share those blog posts via our social media channels, use short excerpts as part of our publicity materials and link to them from our websites.

  11. By entering into this scholarship process the applicant undertakes and warrants that the blog post has not been previously published, is their own original work and will not infringe intellectual property rights of anyone. The applicant further warrants that the work will not contain any material which is defamatory, private or confidential or which is unlawful in any way. Any application in breach of this clause will be disqualified from being considered by Seopa Ltd’s scholarship panel.

  12. Seopa Ltd takes no responsibility and is not liable in any way in respect to the content or accuracy of the blog post published by the applicant. The applicant accepts any and all liability arising from the content of their blog post.

  13. Seopa Ltd does not accept responsibility for any damage, loss or disappointment suffered by the applicant resulting from its application or participation in the Quotezone.co.uk Fintech Scholarship.

  14. Seopa Ltd reserves the right to vary, amend or cancel the Quotezone.co.uk Fintech Scholarship. Any changes to the Quotezone.co.uk Fintech Scholarship will be posted on www.quotezone.co.uk.

  15. The personal details you provide Quotezone.co.uk with will be used in accordance with Quotezone.co.uk’s privacy policy and data protection legislation. By applying for the Quotezone.co.uk Fintech Scholarship you agree to the collection, retention and use of your personal data in order to process and contact you about your application.

  16. Seopa Ltd is not responsible for contacting or responding to applicants who provide inaccurate or incomplete information or for applications that are lost, misdirected or delayed.

  17. By applying for the Quotezone.co.uk Fintech Scholarship the applicant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and the additional details outlined above.

  18. The Quotezone.co.uk Fintech Scholarship is organised by Seopa Ltd, 8-10 Amelia Street, Belfast, BT2 7GS. If you have any queries regarding the Quotezone.co.uk Fintech Scholarship, please contact us at scholarship@quotezone.co.uk.