Point72 Announces Two Winners of the Inaugural Scholarship for Women
In 2017, we established and awarded the first annual Point72 Scholarships for Women to encourage more women to pursue a career in investing with us. Our success depends on diversity of thought – and that can only be achieved through a diverse community of Portfolio Managers and Analysts.
Allison Tam and Huixin “Sunny” Mei, two exceptional undergraduate women from MIT and the University of Chicago, respectively, are joining us for the 2018 Academy Summer Program. They will each receive a $20,000 merit-based scholarship to help defray the cost of their education. These women not only have the raw talent and passion for the markets needed to succeed as Analysts, but have also demonstrated dedication to their communities and the desire to make an impact at our Firm and in the industry.
By establishing this scholarship, we seek to encourage more outstanding female candidates to send in applications each year. This year we saw a 138% jump in applications from women and one third of the participants in our 2018 Academy programs are women.
The scholarship is one part of our effort to attract women to our Firm. We will continue to work to convince more women that the industry – and Point72 – is for them. We want them to help us invent the future of finance.