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2018 Access Scholarship  Application submission deadline: 15 September

CFA Program scholarships contribute to our 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.

Applicants must meet all CFA Program candidate requirements. Review the CFA Program entrance requirements.

Access Scholarships

CFA Program Access Scholarships provide financial support to those who may be unable to afford the full price for program enrollment and exam registration. 

In collaboration with our member societies around the world, 3,400 Access Scholarships were awarded to applicants for the 2017 exams.

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.*


Applicants must meet all CFA Program enrollment requirements. Review the requirements


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 access scholarship to the

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

Start a new application or access an existing application (login required).

You must wait until scholarship notifications occur in December before you register for the  June exam, or you will be ineligible for the scholarship and your application will be voided. Because scholarship notifications occur after the early exam registration deadline has passed, CFA Institute offers a US$150 credit to those applicants who do not receive an Access Scholarship but who still wish to register for the June exam. The credit is applied during the June exam registration payment and checkout process.**

  • After you submit your scholarship application, you cannot make changes.
  • If your financial situation changes, you may withdraw your application from consideration before 1 October of the year in which you applied.
  • If you receive a scholarship and register for the exam, you must sit for that exam or you may be ineligible for future Access Scholarships.


Awareness Scholarships

Awareness Scholarships are designated for key influencers in the academic and financial communities.

Reduce the CFA Program enrollment and exam registration fee (includes access to the curriculum eBook) to US$350.*

Award Cycle
Awareness scholarships are awarded as they are received and processed.

  • Recipients of the June scholarship may only apply it to the upcoming June exam (Levels I, II, and III).
  • Recipients of the December scholarship may only apply it to the upcoming December exam (Level I).

Important Dates
Submission deadline for the June 2018 exam: 1 February 2018

Awareness Scholarships: Official Rules (PDF)

Additional Information

*Scholarship candidates are responsible for any additional costs related to selecting/purchasing the curriculum.

Beginning with June 2014 exam, the registration fee includes access to the curriculum eBook and a print version of the curriculum must be purchased separately. Therefore we will not issue credits to applicants who wish to purchase the print curriculum in advance. (If you purchase the print curriculum, you will also be responsible for shipping costs and any applicable import duties and taxes.). 

To obtain more information on the CFA Society Miami Scholarship Program contact:

CFA Institute

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