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CFA Society Mississippi is pleased to announce a need-based exam scholarship.

This scholarship is open to students enrolled at central Mississippi (and some north Louisiana) colleges and universities, to individuals expressing sincere intent to join the society, and to CFA Institute members who are members of CFA Society Mississippi.   The geographic area accorded to CFA Mississippi Society is determined by CFA Institute, not by our society.

Our goal is to introduce students and other potential members to the CFA Designation and to CFA Society Mississippi.  The scholarship will waive all but $250 of the enrollment and registration fees. If you have not already registered you are encouraged to apply online for the scholarship, and you may be eligible for the early CFA registration discount if you are not chosen for the Access Scholarship.  Do not apply for the CFA Program Exam if you are applying for the Access Scholarship.

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 who are eligible to enroll in the CFA Program.

Eligible applicants: Women around the world who are interested in the CFA charter.

To learn more, email us at

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 Program.

To learn more and/or confirm if your organization is a program participant or qualifies to become a participant, please email us at 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.

Learn more

Kaplan/Schweser Scholarships 

CFA Society Mississippi is pleased to announce a Kaplan Schweser scholarship available to CFA 2018 candidates.  This scholarship is open to students enrolled at central Mississippi and some north Louisiana) colleges and universities, to individuals expressing action or intent to join the Mississippi Society, and to CFA Institute members who are members of CFA Society Mississippi. There are six Schweser Scholarships for which you should apply to me as University Chair. Earlier letters of application will improve your chances, especially for society members and candidates showing success on past exams. The interim deadline is October 5. We also offer a  15% discount on select Schweser products and packages for both 2018 exams - the discount code is MISSISSIPPI.  Click here to view the flyer. Candidates have the ability to your society custom portal code at or by calling Kaplan Customer Service. 

Applications for the June 2018 and December 2018 Access CFA exam scholarships will be accepted by CFA Institute until approximately September, 2018.

Access scholarships for 2018 Exams will be awarded officially by CFA Institute in December 2017.

For more information on scholarships contact Walter Neely or Steven Langley.​​​