Pacific Equity Partners Women in Business Scholarship – developing the future female leaders of Australian private equity.

Diversity of thought is a critical ingredient for any successful investment program. Pacific Equity Partners is committed to supporting increased female engagement and success in private capital.

This scholarship is offered to women studying commerce or a related degree, who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrated leadership experience. Successful applicants will join our private equity team for a four-week internship where they will learn critical skills including financial modelling, valuation techniques and commercial analysis from industry experts.


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Scholarship benefits & eligibility

Scholarship recipients will receive a $25,000 inclusive of a 4-week integrated internship experience with PEP’s Private Equity team.

How to apply?

Applications open on 2 April 2024 and close 30 April 2024.

To apply complete the online application form by Tuesday 30 April 2024. Late applications will not be accepted.

You will be required to provide your evidence of enrolment details.

As part of this application, please provide a statement of interest which responds to the following questions:

  1. Explain why you are interested in this scholarship and what you hope to achieve from the completion of the internship.
  2. Describe how the skills and knowledge you will gain from this internship will be applied and benefit your career.
  3. Describe how this scholarship will assist you to complete your studies.

When will the internship take place?

The internship will run during the 2024 winter break. Recipients must be available to complete the internship during this time.

Who is eligible to apply?

If you are a current student, and meet our criteria, we encourage you to apply for the PEP Women in Business Scholarship.

This scholarship is for female students currently enrolled in their penultimate or final year of study in a commerce or related degree.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you will need:

  • A distinction or greater WAM and have demonstrated extra-curricular experience
  • Appetite to participate in a 4-week work experience program in Sydney (flights and accommodation provided for interstate travellers)
  • An Australian citizen or hold Australian permanent residency

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About PEP

Pacific Equity Partners is an Australia-based Private Markets Fund Manager. Founded in 1998, we are a leader in the Australian and New Zealand private equity market.

PEP has the largest and most experienced private markets investment team in Australia. PEP works in partnership with management teams to drive business success through transformational profit improvement and has built a reputation for delivering consistent, world-class returns.

Funds managed by PEP have successfully invested across a wide range of industries such as consumer products, health, energy, technology and financial services including household names such as Peter’s Ice Cream and Hoyts Cinemas.


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