Brandes Scholarship Program Launches With $20,000 Available To U.S. Students

Brandes Scholarship Program Launches With $20,000 Available To U.S. Students


Brandes Investment Partners today announced the launch of the third Brandes Scholarship Program (BSP), which will award five scholarships of $4,000 each to U.S. students who can demonstrate knowledge and insight into their investing personalities and risk tolerance.

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SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2016 – Brandes Investment Partners today announced the launch of the third Brandes Scholarship Program (BSP), which will award five scholarships of $4,000 each to U.S. students who can demonstrate knowledge and insight into their investing personalities and risk tolerance.

To apply, students must complete a short online investor behavior quiz at Brandesscholarship.com, and write a 600-word essay explaining what they learned about their investing personality. Participants will learn which of several investor behavior tendencies best describes them, including “Strategist,” “Thrill Seeker,” “Analyst” and “Observer.”

Key Facts About the 2016 Brandes Scholarship Program:

  • Open to U.S. students, aged 18 to 22
  • Submissions accepted in English
  • Submission deadline: June 15, 2016
  • Five essayists will be awarded a $4,000 scholarship toward post-secondary tuition
  • Winners will be announced on August 15, 2016

This marks the third year that Brandes has offered the scholarship program in the U.S. Following the most recent BSP in 2014, quiz results showed that a majority of participants were described as risk tolerant. Winning essays featuring details from the 2014 contest can be found at www.brandesscholarship.com/winners/.

Hiral, a 2014 award winner from Texas, wrote, “All in all, I agree with how I was categorized in the ‘Investing Personality Quiz,’ due to the fact that the results showcased my strengths and weaknesses with clarity. I am very ambitious and not too scared to take risks. On the other hand, my weakness is my emotions. I let my emotions get the best of me. In order to make good investments we must detach ourselves from our emotions, take a disciplined and strategic approach….”  

“We urge all students to apply and hope that parents, teachers, financial advisors and others who have contact with eligible U.S. students also will encourage their participation,” says Bob Schmidt, Manager of the Brandes Institute. “We want to provide as many students as possible with the opportunity to gain useful information about their investing personalities so that they will be well-prepared for the investment decisions they will need to make in the future.”

Quiz questions and corresponding profiles were developed by The Brandes Institute, the thought leadership division of San Diego-based Brandes Investment Partners. The Brandes Institute researches aspects of investor behavior and portfolio management.

About the Brandes Scholarship Program:

The Brandes Scholarship Program is Brandes’ initiative to advance investor knowledge and financial responsibility among youth. The Brandes Scholarship Program and the money personality quiz were originally developed as extensions of the Brandes Institute mission to challenge perceptions and raise awareness on various aspects of investing.

About the Brandes Institute

The Brandes Institute, a division of Brandes Investment Partners, strives to challenge assumptions and raise awareness on diverse aspects of investing and portfolio management. Collaborating with progressive thinkers, the Institute provides a forum for investment insights and their practical application.

About Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.

Brandes is a leading investment advisory firm, managing global equity and fixed-income assets for clients worldwide. Since the firm’s inception in 1974, Brandes has consistently applied the value investing approach, pioneered by Benjamin Graham, to security selection and was among the first investment firms to invest globally using a value approach. The independently owned firm manages a variety of active investment strategies and applies its investment philosophy consistently in all market conditions. Headquartered in San Diego, Brandes and its related entities have offices in Milwaukee, Toronto, Dublin and Singapore.