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 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 around the world.
Eligible applicants: Women who do not qualify for other CFA Institute scholarships, who are interested in earning the CFA charter, and who are eligible to enroll in the CFA Program.
CIMP Program Scholarships
The CIPM Program scholarship program offers a reduced exam registration fee for qualified candidates: