Fidelity Life Career Scholarship Winners Named


This year’s Career connect scholarships have been announced by Fidelity Life. Worth up to $5,000 each, the new-to-the-industry adviser training schemes are awarded to applicants from underrepresented groups in the financial services sector.

This year’s scholarships include a new Women in Finance scholarship by Kaplan Professional, the Rural scholarship by FMG, with the rest sponsored by Fidelity Life.

Scholarship recipients have joined 14 other aspiring advisers embarking on their journey towards a Level-5 Certificate in Financial Services and a career in the financial advice industry.

Bronwyn Kirwan, Fidelity Life's Chief Sales and Service Officer.
Bronwyn Kirwan, Fidelity Life’s Chief Sales and Service Officer.

Bronwyn Kirwan, Chief Commercial Officer at Fidelity Life, says of this year’s 21-strong Career connect intake, 95% are women, and 24% come from Māori or Pasifika communities.

Scholarship recipients are:

  1. Pounamu scholarship – for an outstanding Māori applicant: Ahwina Scott
  2. Kōwhai scholarship – for an exceptional Pasifika applicant: Jenny Silva
  3. Rural scholarship brought to you by FMG: Grace McIntyre
  4. Women in Finance scholarship brought to you by Kaplan Professional: Anna Devereux
  5. Paua scholarship – for applicants who demonstrate excellence: Marna Breetzke
  6. Toe Toe scholarship – for outstanding young applicants: Sydnee Taylor
  7. Rangi Po scholarship – for underrepresented identities in our industry: Taylah Marr