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 ​CFA® Program Scholarships

Our mission to lead the investment profession globally by setting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence, includes offering educational opportunities to current and future stewards of the world's investment markets.

CFA Program scholarships contribute to the vision of serving the interests of investors and society by promoting awareness of CFA Institute programs and by providing access to those programs to individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford full price.

Access Scholarships

Access Scholarships provide needs-based scholarship opportunities for those unable to afford the full price of the CFA Program enrollment and registration fees.

The scholarship covers the one-time CFA Program enrollment fee (if applicable) and reduces the exam registration fee (includes access to the curriculum eBook) to US$250.*

Award Cycle
Access scholarships are awarded on or before December 1, 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
  • the December exam (Level I only).
Important Dates
Application submission deadline for the following year's exams: September 15 ​

Access Scholarships: Official Rules (PDF)

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