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 CFA® Program Scholarships

We offer scholarships as part of our commitment to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence.​


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  • ​​​003DA5_Alone_Asset 2651.pngAcces​s Scholarship

    For those who may be unable to afford the full price for the CFA Prog​ram enrollment and exam registration.
  • ​​​003DA5_Alone_Asset 2651.pngWomen’s Scholarship

    For women who do not qualify for other CFA Institute scholarships and have not yet registered for their next exam.
  • ​​​003DA5_Alone_Asset 2651.pngStudent Scholarship

    For students who attend one of our Affiliated Universities.
  • ​​​003DA5_Alone_Asset 2651.pngProfessor Scholarship

    For full-time college or university professors who teach a minimum of six credit hours per quarter or semester or administrators/department heads who teach three hours per quarter or semester at one university.
  • ​​​003DA5_Alone_Asset 2651.pngRegulator Scholarship

    For full-time, qualified employees of entities that supervise or regulate the operations, standards of practice or business conduct of the investment management industry.
  • ​​​003DA5_Alone_Asset 2651.pngMedia Scholarship

    For eligible, full-time employees of media organizations who communicate and distribute financial news, data, and education around the world.

Benefits for US Service Members and Veterans

US service members or veterans can receive tuition reimbursement for the CFA Program through the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Learn more about tuition reimbursement for US service members and veterans ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Access and Awareness Scholarships

Program scholarships contribute to our mission of promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence. CFA Institute currently offers two types of scholarship opportunities.

Access Scholarships (for CFA Program Only)

The CFA Program Access Scholarship is a needs-based opportunity for those unable to afford the full price of the enrollment and registration fees. The online application is available from 1 March – 15 September, for exams offered the following calendar year.

Awareness Scholarships

Awareness scholarships are merit or role-based opportunities that offer a reduced fee for CFA Institute educational programs. There are several categories of Awareness Scholarships:

New: Women's Scholarships

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

Eligible applicants: Women who do not qualify for other CFA Institute scholarships, who are interested in earning the CFA charter, and who are eligible to enroll in the CFA Program.

Academic: Faculty/Administrator/Student Scholarships

Eligible faculty/administrator applicants: Full-time college/university professors or administrators/department heads who teach a minimum number of credit hours at qualified institutions.

Eligible student applicants: Full-time students attending a school in our University Recognition Program or one of our CFA Program Partner schools.

Regulator Scholarships

Eligible applicants: Full-time, qualified employees of entities that supervise or regulate the operations, standards of practice or business conduct of the investment management industry and who wish to enroll in the CFA Program, CIPM Program, or Investment Foundations Certificate​ Program.

To learn more and/or confirm if your organization is a program participant or qualifies to become a participant, please email us at scholarships@cfainstitute.org with the following information:

  • The name of your organization
  • Your role within the organization
  • A link to the organization’s website

Media Scholarships

Eligible applicants: Full-time employees of media organizations that communicate and distribute financial news, data, and education.

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 CFA Program

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

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Access Scholarships for the 2017 CFA Exams

 We are pleased to offer 3,400 scholarships for the 2017 Access Scholarship program year.

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