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Deutsche Bank Scholarship

Created: 22 Jul 2011

DB scholarship smallBachelor of Actuarial Studies with Bachelor of Economics student, David Barnes is the 2011 successful recipient of the Deutsche Bank Scholarship.

Started in 2009, the $10,000 Deutsche Bank Scholarship is awarded to first year Actuarial Studies student for three years.

I am really grateful to have received this scholarship from Deutsche Bank. The extra, reliable income really helps me to pursue my passion.”, says David.

The Scholarship not only provides financial assistance but also gives the recipient the opportunity to complete a four week work placement within the Global Markets or Global Banking division each year of the scholarship.

As David explains, “it is invaluable experience in the investment banking industry while still at uni. Having almost completed my first placement, I have found the work both challenging and rewarding. I have gained insight into the mechanics of financial markets, and developed analytical skills that are central to an actuarial career.”

Selected by a panel of Deutsche Bank and Macquarie University staff, applicants are judged on academic merit, extra-curricular activities, interpersonal skills, leadership and personal qualities, and on their interest in a career in the investment banking industry.

David is also the recipient of the Bernard Curran Memorial Prize, which is awarded each year to the commencing undergraduate student with the highest Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). David joined Macquarie University with an ATAR of 99.9 in the 2010 HSC.

The Faculty congratulates David on this great achievement and thanks Deutsche Bank for its continued support.