CFA Access Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $250
Awards Available: 3000
Award Deadline: Aug 31, 2024

The CFA Institute Access Scholarship Program is designed to make CFA® Program more available to individuals who may not be able to afford the full program fees.

Award Amount

CFA Program enrollment fee is waived and exam registration is reduced to USD300.

Application Window

Two application windows will be offered during this program year. (20 September 2023 – 31 August 2024)

The second scholarship application window is now closed. Once your application has been processed, you will be notified of a decision by email.

You can expect a decision no later than 5 April 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the enrollment criteria and requirements for CFA Program.

How to Become a CFA Charterholder

Becoming a charterholder is a defining moment for many investment professionals and exemplifies a strong understanding of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills. We outline everything you need to know to prepare for CFA® Program, so you can feel confident when enrolling.

Enroll and Register online

  1. Pass CFA Exams
    • CFA Program is a three-part exam. Passing the exam for all three levels, along with the applicable practical skills modules, is a requirement to obtain the CFA charter.
  2. Achieve Qualified Work Experience
    • Complete work experience requirements before, during, or after participation in CFA Program. Your experience must be directly involved with the investment decision-making process or producing a work product that informs or adds value to that process.
  3. Submit Reference Letters
    • In support of your membership application, you will need to provide 2-3 professional references. References will be asked to comment on your work experience and professional character.
  4. Apply online to Become a Charterholder
    • Apply online to become a regular member of CFA Institute. Once your application is approved and you have joined CFA Institute, you will have earned the CFA charter. 

Enrollment Criteria and Requirements for CFA Program

To become a CFA candidate, you must enroll in CFA Program and register for the Level I exam. In order to enroll you must meet all of the qualifications listed online.

  • Meet One of the Following Enrollment Online Requirements 
  • Have an International Travel Passport
  • Be Prepared to Take Exams in English
  • Live in a Participating Country

There are some countries with which CFA Institute cannot work. Review the OFAC Policy to check if there are any sanctions on your country.

How to Apply:

Sallie Mae "No Essay" Scholarship

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Be Bold Scholarship

Deadline: Jun 01, 2024
$25,000
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Niche $25,000 Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2024
$25,000
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ScholarshipOwl No Essay Scholarship

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$1,000
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SP Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2024
$2,500
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Common App Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 30, 2024
$2,000
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10 Words or Less Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 15, 2024
$1,000
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Full Circle Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2024
$15,000
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Student Academy Awards Scholarship

Deadline: Jun 01, 2024
$5,000
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Minuteman Scholarship

Deadline: Sep 01, 2024
$40,000
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