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Birmingham Stock Exchange Benevolent Fund - Scholarship 2017/2018

Updated: Sep 9, 2019


Aston Business School is delighted to announce that undergraduates Daya Dhadli and Michael Georgiou are the inaugural recipients of the Birmingham Stock Exchange Scholarships, in association with Aston Business School.

The scholarship programme is intended to provide some financial assistance to exceptional students who are looking for a career in the investment management or the wealth management industry within the Birmingham or Midlands business community.

Recipients are awarded £2,000 in each of their second and final year of undergraduate degrees to help support their studies. Successful applicants also receive a range of benefits aimed at developing exclusive career opportunities to students within the local community.

These benefits include invitations to events from the local branch of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments and invitations to the Birmingham Stock Exchange Association Annual Dinner.

Clive Duckitt, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Birmingham Stock Exchange Benevolent Fund said:

“The Trustees are delighted to extend the scope of the Benevolent Fund’s charitable activities by giving students support as they plot their career path in the local stockbroking industry. I congratulate Daya and Michael, and wish them both well with their studies at Aston Business School and hope that the award of their Scholarships will help them on the way to rewarding careers.”

Daya Dhadli, a second year undergraduate BSc Mathematics with Economics student said:

”I am delighted to have been selected for the Birmingham Stock Exchange Scholarship. This is an amazing opportunity to network, ask questions and learn from professionals in the finance industry, and gain transferable skills for the workplace.

“As I am studying at Aston University, working part-time alongside at BNPP Personal Finance in Solihull and being near to family and friends, I am hoping this scholarship will really help me to start my career journey in the Midlands.’

Michael has grown up in an entrepreneurial environment. Michael is currently in his second year of university, also studying BSc Mathematics with Economics at Aston University, and continues to work in the family business when he’s not at university. From Birmingham, he is a committed and ambitious individual, with a strong record to prove it. Having been awarded the Birmingham Stock Exchange Scholarship, this has only propelled his ambition to be successful in his future career. He is passionate about financial markets and enjoys following the latest market trends. In Michael’s free time he likes to focus on his music, both performance and production, whether it be solo or collaborative, and always enjoys viewing live performances.

An awards presentation for Daya and Michael took place in January 2018.

Rear row left to right: Dr Solus Generalis (Aston University), Jonathan Keeling (BSE), Paul Cusack (BSE), Clive Duckitt (Chairman BSE Benevolent Trust), Colin Chapman (Aston University) Front row left to right: Katy Lewis (Aston University), student Daya Dhadli, student Robert Kotlar, Professor Caroline Elliott (Aston University)

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