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 Access Scholarships

The CFA Institute 2020 Access Scholarship period is open March 1, 2019 until September 15, 2019.

CFA Institute offers a needs-based scholarship opportunity for those unable to afford the full price of the CFA Program enrollment and registration fees.

If awarded, you can apply the scholarship to either exam in the relevant calendar year.  You must register and sit for the exam in the relevant exam year or you may be ineligible for future Access Scholarships.

The Access Scholarship application is available online.  Please check with us to learn more about any additional society criteria for the scholarship.


 CFA Program

Learn more from CFA Institute about the CFA designation and its significance.


 ‭(Hidden)‬ CFA Society Columbus Scholarship Application


  • Applicant must sign up and pay for the CFA exam prior to submitting scholarship application. If awarded the society scholarship, you will be reimbursed for all but $185 to $275 (dependent on your application option) which is the scholarship fee set by CFA Institute.
  • The applicant must be a member/affiliate member/student member of CFA Society Columbus OR the applicant must pay a $50 processing fee (check payable to CFA Society Columbus).
  • The applicant may not receive other financial assistance for the CFA program.
  • The applicant must sign the scholarship application document committing to “sit for the exam.”
  • Applicant must send completed application, “commit to sit” document, completed essays, scholarship verification form (see link below), and resume to Stephen Stuckwisch by July 31, 2012. Send to:

Stephen Stuckwisch, CFA, CAIA
CFA Society Columbus, Past President
2595 Fishinger Road
Columbus, Ohio 43221

Essay questions:

  • Why do you want to become a CFA charter holder?
  • Each level of the CFA exam typically requires 300 hours of preparation.  Explain how you will schedule for this time commitment.

Learn more and download the scholarship application

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Important Dates


2013 application deadline Passed 
2013 application withdrawal deadline Passed
2013 scholarship award announcements 7 December 2012 
2014 application information First quarter 2013