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The PIMCO Foundation Future Leaders Scholarship

About the Scholarship

Founded in 2021, The PIMCO Foundation Future Leaders Scholarship (FLS) began with a commitment of $1 million total, but has since expanded up to $2 million, amounting to about $30,000 per recipient. Current undergraduate sophomores, current or future (Fall 2024) master’s degree students, and current doctoral students are invited to apply.

FLS is designed for students from underrepresented communities who have an interest in investment management and wish to pursue a career in finance by way of continued education.

Eligibility Criteria

Must be a current United States (U.S.) Citizen or Permanent Resident

Meet one or more of the following:

  • Self-identify as Black, African, or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
  • First generation college student
  • Pell grant eligible
  • Attend an accredited Historically Black College or University (HBCU) or Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS)

In good academic standing as of the application deadline:

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent
  • Pursuing a relevant degree or career in financial services or an adjacent industry

Undergraduate-specific criteria:

  • Enrolled as a sophomore in an accredited U.S. college or university

Graduate-specific criteria:

  • Master’s students enrolled in a U.S. institution
  • Doctoral students enrolled in a U.S. institution
  • Proof of admittance & intention will be required
Future Leaders Scholarship
Application & Program Information

Application/Interview Timeline:
2025 FLS applications and interview timelines to be announced at a future date.

Virtual Summit:
As part of the scholarship, recipients will be invited to attend a celebratory virtual event.



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