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CFA Society Mississippi and the CFA Institute strive to provide access to the CFA Program to individuals from all walks of life. To accomplish this goal, both entities offer multiple types of scholarships targeting different audiences. From exam scholarships, to university scholarships, to discounted study material, there are an abundance of ways for members and non-members to take advantage of financial assistance.

CFA Institute Scholarships 

The CFA Institute offers many scholarships for candidates interested in the CFA Program. Applicants should apply for these scholarships directly with CFAI's Scholarships page. The available scholarships include:

  • Access Scholarship - For those who may be unable to afford the full price for the CFA Program enrollment and exam registration. These are need-based scholarships to help cover CFA exam costs. We encourage all to apply even if you need case is questionable. To apply for this scholarship, you must register through your CFA Institute account by September 15, 2021. Do not register for the exam until you receive your scholarship. 
  • Women's Scholarship - For women who do not qualify for other CFA Institute scholarships and have not yet registered for their next exam 
  • Student Scholarship - ​For students who attend an Affiliated University
  • Professor Scholarship - For full-time college or university professors and administrators/department heads
  • Regulator Scholarship - For employees of non-profit entities that supervise the business conduct of the investment management industry
  • Media Scholarship - For employees of media organizations who distribute financial news, data, and education around the world

In addition to the above scholarships, US service members and veterans can receive tuition reimbursement for the CFA Program through the Department of Veteran's Affairs under the GI Bill. To read more about this process, visit the VA's website here.

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CFA Society Mississippi 

CFA Society Mississippi offers scholarships for both the CFA Program and attendance at a four year university. The details of these scholarships are currently in the works. Please check back with us for more details.

Kaplan Scholarships 

CFA Society Mississippi offers a Kaplan Schweser scholarship available for exam candidates each exam year. This scholarship is open to students enrolled at central Mississippi (and some north Louisiana) colleges and universities. Applicants must be individuals expressing intent to join the Mississippi Society or CFA Institute members who are members of CFA Society Mississippi. Earlier letters of application will improve your chances, especially for society members and candidates showing success on past exams.

The Kaplan scholarship covers one of three Kaplan products: Schweser Notes and Q Bank, Online Weekly Class, or Online 3-Day Review. Click here to read more and view their various products. The selected candidates will receive specific details of the three products from which one can be selected. Selected candidates will receive specific details of these three products; candidates may select one of the three options.

CFA Society Mississippi currently has six general Kaplan Schweser Scholarships* and two Women's Scholarships* available to CFA 2022 exam candidates. For any questions or to apply for one of these scholarships, send an email stating your interest and/or your intent (or recent action) to join the CFA Society Mississippi to [email protected].

The society also partners with Kaplan to offer discounted study materials. Save up to 15% on exam preparation materials by visiting Kaplan's Mississippi partner site.

*Scholarships are not awarded to the immediate family of the Mississippi Society officers, directors, and committee chairs or Mississippi Society employees or their immediate families.