Scholarships

CFA Institute scholarships are part of our commitment to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence. Our scholarships help make the CFA® charter more attainable and give more people an opportunity to advance their career. 
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Our variety of scholarships allow more people to participate in CFA Program. View our full list of scholarships below or take advantage of our scholarship assessment tool to find the scholarship best suited for you. All scholarships include a waived enrollment fee and discounted registration. Scholarships for the 2021 exams will be available on 1 September.

Who Is This For? Registration Discount
Access Scholarship For individuals who may not be able to afford the program fees. Applicants must meet all CFA Program enrollment requirements.  Exam registration reduced to USD250
Women's Scholarship For women who are interested in earning the CFA charter, do not qualify for other CFA Institute scholarships, and have not yet registered for their next exam.  Exam registration reduced to USD350
Student Scholarship For students currently attending an affiliated university and have not yet registered for their next exam. Exam registration reduced to USD350
Professor Scholarship For full-time college/university professors or administrators/department heads who teach a minimum number of credit hours at qualified institutions and have not yet registered for their next exam. Exam registration reduced to USD350
Regulator Scholarship

For employees of financial regulators, central banks, securities commissions, qualifying stock exchanges, SROs and/or government entities. Specifically, those entities that oversee or regulate operations, standards of practice or business conduct of the investment management industry and which have entered into a program agreement with CFA Institute.

Exam registration reduced to USD350
Media Scholarship Full-time or contract employees of media organizations that communicate and distribute financial news, data, and education and have not yet registered for their next exam. Exam registration reduced to USD350

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