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Schulich Master of Business Administration (MBA) student Shikha Jain is among the recipients of a $10,000 National Bank Women in Financial Markets Scholarship. The scholarship program, which is now in its fourth year, supports students enrolled in finance-related graduate programs at Canadian universities while they complete their degrees. The scholarship provides recipients with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the financial markets division at a major financial institution.
Right: The National Bank’s Women in Financial Markets Scholarship recipients. Bottom row, from left: Lauren Reid, Shikha Jain and Maryse Duguay-Patenaude. Top row, from left: From National Bank Financial Markets, Susan Monteith, Brian Davis, Marjorie Nadeau, Ricardo Pascoe, Marjorie Skolnik and Sean St. John (CNW Group/National Bank of Canada)
At a recent reception to honour the recipients, Ricardo Pascoe, co-president and co-chief executive officer of National Bank Financial and the bank’s executive vice-president of financial markets, joined by members of his Financial Markets Management Committee, awarded a total of $30,000 to three graduate students.
“We continue to be impressed by the calibre of talented women who apply for participation in our scholarship program,” said Pascoe. “This program, which we believe to be unique in Canada, speaks to National Bank’s commitment to the development of talented and ambitious women who are passionate about pursuing a career in capital markets.”
In addition to Jain, the winners of this year’s bursaries include Maryse Duguay-Patenaude, who will be undertaking a Master in Financial Engineering at HEC Montréal, and Lauren Reid, who has been accepted into the Master of Management of Innovation program at the University of Toronto.
Scholarship winners have been paired with senior professionals in the bank’s financial markets sector, who will serve as mentors to the students. All recipients will receive senior-level mentoring from Susan Monteith, executive vice-president and managing director, Client Strategy and People Development. In addition, Duguay-Patenaude will be mentored by Marjorie Skolnik, director, Global Equity Derivatives; Jain and Reid will be mentored by Marjorie Nadeau, director, Risk Management Solutions Group.