New J.P. Morgan Scholarship creates Quantitative Finance study opportunities

Ranitea Gobrait

A generous donation from J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A provides funding for Quantitive Finance students.

The J.P. Morgan Scholarship in Quantitative Finance has been awarded to Ranitea Gobrait who has recently started the MSc in Mathematics and Finance.

The scholarship covers the cost of tuition fees for one full-time postgraduate student ordinarily resident in the UK to undertake the MSc in Mathematics and Finance.

The scholarship aims to support students who may experience barriers to studying at Imperial, and enables them to form the next generation of Quantitative Finance practitioners.

Commenting on the scholarship Ranitea said: "As someone who comes from a small island, I always wanted to be more than what the stereotypes say about Tahiti. With the J.P. Morgan scholarship, I can get closer to my dream to inspire the Tahitian youngsters and I am truly grateful for it.

"Being able to study at Imperial College London under the sponsorship of J.P. Morgan and to have some of their employees as mentors is a thrilling opportunity. Not only will I be able to witness first-hand their daily work, but I also truly believe that it will deepen my knowledge and passion for this field."

Imperial's MSc Mathematics and Finance Programme is a world-renowned programme in its field and equips students with all the tools to become leading practitioners in quantitive finance.

Students develop the skills needed to pursue a range of careers within the field, contribute to industry practice and latest research within the field of quantitive finance and risk management.

Programme Directors Dr Jack Jacquier and Dr Eyal Neuman said: "We are delighted to work with J.P. Morgan to provide support for talented students and to give them a unique opportunity to study in the MSc in Mathematics and Finance to give them a chance for an exciting career in Quantitative Finance. This is an exciting development for the MSc, and we look forward to strengthening such fruitful connections."

In relation to their generous donation, Wafaa Schiefler, Quantitative Research at J.P. Morgan said: "The Mathematics and Finance MSc at Imperial College is an excellent programme which provides students with the skills required for a successful career in Quantitative Finance. We are very proud to support this programme and to help Ranitea, a high-potential student interested in Quantitative Finance, get a step closer to becoming a Quant.

"As part of the J.P. Morgan Scholarship in Quantitative Finance, we offer one-to-one mentoring by experienced professionals, which is a wonderful opportunity to get guidance about learning and career development. This is our first scholarship program for Quantitative Finance students and we are excited to work with Imperial College. Together, we can help empower a new generation of Quants and create more opportunities for students."

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