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The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential has become the most respected and recognized investment designation in the world; enrolling in the CFA Program is your first step toward earning this qualification. The CFA Program curriculum covers concepts and skills you will use at all stages of your career, bridging academic theory, current industry practice, and ethical and professional standards to provide a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills.

Preparing and sitting for the CFA exam does require a variety of different fees. However, there are a variety of scholarships available to exam candidates to help offset these expenses.

CFA Institute ACCESS Scholarships

The online application is available from March 1 – September 15, for exams offered the following calendar year. 

CFA Institute Awareness Scholarships

CFA Society of Washington, DC 2018 Scholarships

The CFA Society of Washington, DC (CFAW) is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships for local exam candidates designed to offset the expense of preparing and sitting for the CFA exam. There are two types of scholarships available to local candidates. There are Exam Scholarships and Study Materials Scholarships. These scholarships may be applied to Level I, II, or III exams offered in either June or December of 2018.

The online application is available from November 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018.

Exam Scholarship: The Exam Scholarship will reimburse a candidate up to a maximum of $550 in exam fees paid to CFA Institute. Winners will be required to submit their exam registration receipt. 

Study MaterialsScholarship: The Study Materials Scholarship covers the entire cost of the Schweser training materials.

CFAW has a limited amount of scholarships available. We encourage all candidates to sign up for the exam and/or study program without delay. Selected recipients will be reimbursed accordingly. We will inform selected scholarship recipients in mid-February. Please note that employees of firms who reimburse for exam and/or study program costs are not eligible for CFAW-sponsored scholarships.

CFA Society of Washington, DC Scholarship Application Checklist:

The following items must be submitted in order for an application submission to be complete and considered for an award:

  • Scholarship Application including completed essays
  • All items with an asterisk * are required fields.
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Exam *

Enrollment Level *

What scholarship are you applying for? *

Candidate No.

Name *

Mailing Address *

City *

State *

ZIP Code *

Home Phone

Work Phone

Mobile Phone


E-mail Address *

Have you already registered for the CFA exam? *

Are you a member of the CFA Society of Washington, DC? *

If a member of another society, please list here:

Are you employed? *

Name of Employer (if not employed respond N/A) *

Employer Address *

Employer City *

Employer State *

Employer Zip Code *

Occupation *

May we contact your supervisor?

If yes, Name of Supervisor

Supervisor Phone

Are you a student? *

Level of School Completed *

Name of Undergraduate College or University *

Undergraduate GPA

Name of Graduate College or University *

Highest Degree Held *

If no degree is held, when do you expect to receive your degree? *

Current field of study *

Name of professor

Professor Phone

What academic or professional accomplishments make you especially proud?

Why do you want to achieve the CFA Charter? *

Briefly describe your financial need for this scholarship *

Does your current employer reimburse for exam and/or exam prep expenses? *

If yes, please explain the reimbursement policy.

Briefly describe how you intend to make an impact on the financial industry *

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