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 Scholarship Information

If you are considering taking one of the levels of the CFA Exam in calendar year 2021 and, are not already registered to take the exam, then you may be eligible to apply for one of the CFA Institute Access Scholarships that will be made available to CFA Society Austin to award to qualified individuals in our area during 2020.

Access Scholarships

  • Access Scholarships provide needs-based scholarship opportunities to the CFA Program  for those unable to afford the full price of the enrollment and registration fees; therefore it is not available to anyone who is already registered for the CFA exam.  Also, candidates whose employer provides financial assistance to them are ineligible.
  • These scholarships can be awarded to recipients at any exam level based upon the Access Scholarship Official Rules.
  • These scholarships will be awarded based on the calendar year, beginning with the 2020 calendar year.
  • Recipients who receive a 2021 scholarship may select to use the scholarship for either the June 2021 or December 2021 examination.

Waive the CFA Program enrollment fee and reduce the exam registration fee (includes access to the curriculum eBook) to US$250.*

Award Cycle
Access scholarships are awarded on or before 1 December to be applied to exams in the following year. If awarded, the recipient can apply the scholarship to the

  • June exam (Levels I, II, and III) or
  • December exam (Level I only)

Important Dates
Submission deadline to apply for an Access Scholarship for both the June 2021 and December 2021 exam is September 15, 2020

2021 Scholarship winners will receive notification in December 2020. Applicants must wait until the scholarship notifications occur before registering for the applicable exam or they will be ineligible for the scholarship and the application voided.  

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]