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 CFA Program Scholarship Information

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

  • Access scholarship awards reduce CFA Program enrollment and exam registration fees, including the CFA Program eBook. (Scholarship candidates are responsible for any additional costs for substituting or adding the print option, including curriculum and shipping costs plus any applicable taxes and import duties.)
  • Over 3,500 Access Scholarships will be awarded to CFA Program applicants each year.

The  2018 exam Access Scholarship deadline is 15 September 2017.  Do not register for an exam while the Access Application is being reviewed as that will make the application submission void.  Notifications regarding Access Applications awarded for 2018 exams are announced in early December 2017.

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Awareness Scholarships

Awareness scholarship awards reduce CFA Program enrollment and exam registration fees to $350, including the CFA Program eBook. (Scholarship candidates are responsible for any additional costs for substituting or adding the print option, including curriculum and shipping costs plus any applicable taxes and import duties.)

New: Women's Scholarships

In support of the CFA Institute Women in Investment Management initiative, scholarships are now available for women around the world.​

CFA Program College Faculty Scholarships: These scholarships will continue to be available for all full-time college or university finance professors.

CFA Program College Student Scholarships: Through the June 2013 examination, these scholarships will continue to be awarded by finance faculty who hold the CFA charter.

CFA Institute Program Partner and Recognized University Scholarships: CFA Institute has also introduced a new University Recognition Program for academic institutions that align their curriculum with the CFA Program curriculum, and after June 2013, all student scholarships will be awarded through universities and colleges participating in the CFA Program Partners initiative and University Recognition Program.


The December 2017 exam Awareness Scholarship deadline is 1 September 2017.

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